[Techtalk] photo collection management software

John Sturdy jcg.sturdy at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 14:13:38 UTC 2013

Some time I'll get round to (re-)organizing my photo directory tree,
and am wondering what software to use for this.  I've looked at
reviews of the mainstream photo collection software for Linux, and
none of it looks like it'll suit me.  I'd like something entirely
keystroke-driven (I'm not looking for editing the pictures within it),
that only uses one window at the X level (I use ratpoison, so don't
like things with separate toolbar windows etc, and I'm fairly
mouse-phobic anyway); I'd want it to handle a directory tree, and
provide tagging, but have an interface like Akkana Peck's "pho".  A
textual database format (or database export to text) would be nice,

Any suggestions for something like this, or would I be best off
extending pho?  (I would try writing something in emacs-lisp, but I'm
unimpressed with the responsiveness of image-dired, so that's put me
off that route.)


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