Looking for good photo browser software - desktop or web

Kaj Haulrich kaj.haulrich at adslhome.dk
Sat Apr 7 18:00:21 UTC 2012

On 04/07/2012 05:57 PM, Chris Green wrote:
> Over the past few years I have used a number of different photo
> management programs, specifically digikam, then gthumb and now I'm
> trying geeqie.
> None of them really fulfils my requirements, I want ease of navigation
> (using an *existing* file hierarchy where the pictures are stored), a
> way to limit the navigation only to my ~/pictures directory and quite
> basic picture manipulation facilities (if any).  I want to be able to
> show specific (i.e. specified by me) EXIF and/or IPTC information with
> the pictures.
> My feeling about the ones I have used so far are:-
>      digikam - it's overkill for me, pulls in KDE libraries which I
>      rather avoid, and the navigation while it's OK isn't ideal.
>      gthumb - just about the right level of file management ability etc.
>      but I can't eliminate all the extra directories from the file
>      browser (to just see the ~/pictures directory) and there are no
>      thumbnails available in the browser.
>      geeqie - much the same as gthumb really, it's much lighter and
>      faster though, which is nice.
> Does anyone have any suggestions for other viewers/browsers I might look
> at which have good navigation facilities and can show EXIF/IPTC with the
> pictures (as opposed to a separate pane/window)?
Well, Showfoto is a somewhat simplified Digikam. All the editing 
features are still there, but you can choose whatever directory or 
individual files you want. Much faster too.

Kaj Haulrich.
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