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Gallifrey 02-25-2010 01:22 PM

Seeking software with very specific criteria!!
 
Hello all,
I am new to Linux, and also this forum, so I am not sure if I have posted this in the right place, but I'll give it a go anyway. I am looking for software that will wok to quite a specific criteria.

To be clear, I want photo album software, but not just any photo album software. I want one that will make individual albums, and let me define categories, and add details to photos, like names, dates etc. More than that, I want it to be stylish, with the feel of a real physical book-like photo album. i use Lifeographer to keep a journal, so something with that feel would be perfect!

Security would also be good, as I would like to be able to password protect certain photo sets. This is not essential though. Neither is the ability to edit photos, beyond maybe rotating them.

And I definitely DO NOT want anything web based, not even uploading to a secure site. Having the option is fine, but I want all my pictures and documents on my hard drive. It would also be nice if individual albums could be stored as stand alone files, which could be e-mailed and vieed in their original format, obviously with the right software to view by the recipient.

If anyone knows of any software that fits this criteria, I would be absolutely thrilled and most grateful to hear about it.

If I am being too fussy, and asking the impossible, also let me know.

Thank you kindly!

mark_alfred 02-25-2010 01:46 PM

F-Spot is good.

pixellany 02-25-2010 01:53 PM

digikam

Quickdraw 02-25-2010 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by mark_alfred (Post 3876681)
F-Spot is good.


Also second F-Spot is good, or also Picasa

Gallifrey 02-25-2010 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Quickdraw (Post 3876713)
Also second F-Spot is good, or also Picasa

Thanks for all your input! It seems Fspot is quite popular, so I'll give it a spin and see how it goes. As for Picassa.....well, I boycott all google products on principle. But thank you for your suggestions :)

pixellany 02-25-2010 03:14 PM

Please don't tell me that you boycott Google but use Microsoft!!!

MTK358 02-25-2010 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by pixellany (Post 3876803)
Please don't tell me that you boycott Google but use Microsoft!!!

Who said he/she uses Microsoft products?

Gallifrey 02-25-2010 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pixellany (Post 3876803)
Please don't tell me that you boycott Google but use Microsoft!!!

I have made it a matter of principal to boycott Microsoft, Google and Facebook.

i don't even use Winblows programs on WINE.

My only failing in that department is that I have a hotmail account, but I am gradually redirecting everyone away from that. :)

chrism01 02-25-2010 04:55 PM

So, which search engine do you use?

Gallifrey 02-25-2010 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by chrism01 (Post 3876920)
So, which search engine do you use?

I use startpage.com and Yahoo. I used to use AltaVista too. I am a little dubious of Yahoo at the moment, because of the past talk of deals with MS, but I am pretty sure they can hold their own against them, for now at least.


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