photo tagging software

Chris Mohler cr33dog at
Sat Mar 15 23:23:01 UTC 2008

On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 6:20 PM, Sam Fielder <srf10130 at> wrote:
> Chris Mohler wrote:
>  > On Sat, Mar 15, 2008 at 3:55 PM, Sam Fielder <srf10130 at> wrote:
>  >> I am looking for a photo tagging program. similar to the google image
>  >>  labeler, but applicable to private photos. I have a shared photo archive
>  >>   with several users updating and using the same archive, I would like
>  >>  to harness their abilities to tag the collection, but need some
>  >>  direction on what to use. The google solution seemed very elegant, where
>  >>  the users could compete to collaborate.
>  >
>  > The linux version of Picasa might work.  It refers to tags as
>  > "keywords".  Be advised that Google uses a built-in version of WINE,
>  > and also required decent 3D acceleration to work smoothly.  Most of
>  > the features work, but not all - the last time I checked I think that
>  > uploading to an album and tagging were working.
>  >
>  > I've never installed it this way, but they do have an apt repository:
>  >
>  >
>  > HTH,
>  > Chris
>  >
>  I already tried picasa, and from what i saw it looks like picasa uses a
>  local database on each machine to store metadata. What I am looking for
>  is something like iTag that imbeds the metadata in the file kinda of
>  like an mp3's id3 tag. That way the tags are always with the picture no
>  matter who or where it is opened. Picasa can use the imbeded tags, but
>  can't put them there itself.
>  additionally what I was looking for with the google image labeler was a
>  program that would be fun way for two people to tag their photo
>  collection, instead of making it a drudgery of looking and typing.

Not sure what to tell you then - I'm sure someone else will come up
with a better idea :)


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