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Old 02-25-2010, 02:22 PM   #1
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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!
 
Old 02-25-2010, 02:46 PM   #2
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F-Spot is good.
 
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Old 02-25-2010, 02:53 PM   #3
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:09 PM   #4
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F-Spot is good.

Also second F-Spot is good, or also Picasa
 
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:49 PM   #5
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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
 
Old 02-25-2010, 04:14 PM   #6
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Please don't tell me that you boycott Google but use Microsoft!!!
 
Old 02-25-2010, 04:31 PM   #7
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Please don't tell me that you boycott Google but use Microsoft!!!
Who said he/she uses Microsoft products?

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Old 02-25-2010, 04:39 PM   #8
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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.

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Old 02-25-2010, 05:55 PM   #9
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So, which search engine do you use?
 
Old 02-25-2010, 06:20 PM   #10
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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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