The F-Spot image manager


Article from Issue 60/2005

Chaos is inevitable when your hard disk fills up with digital photos. The F-Spot image man agement program helps you manage your photo archives effectively and without time consuming sorting.

With the recent popularity of digital photography, hard disks tend to get swamped with photos. The problem with storing images on a computer is finding the photo you need in a reasonably short time. The traditional approach of saving files in a directory tree is useless if you need to apply sorting criteria. Although the directory tree can support sorting by date and time, you can't sort the images by desecriptive categories such as "work," "leisure," "people," or "build ings." F-Spot [1] can handle this chore and bring order to your personal photo col lection. The project was launched back in 2003 by GNOME developer Ettore Per azzoli, who unfortunately passed away in December of that same year. Now, Larry Ewing (the guy who designed Tux the penguin) has taken over.

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