Pictures database and library mode; scan EXIF and IPTC metadata tags into a SQL db - Printable Version
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Second That - Glazza - 2007-07-22 05:04
This is something I am looking for. Been able to have the photo's selectable based on tags. So the same photo can be assigned to multiple albums...
- lennon105 - 2007-08-21 00:24
Thanks for the new EXIF viewer in "My Pictures".... Will this make sorting by EXIF data available as some point? I can't give up of hope for a pictures database.
- jmarshall - 2007-08-21 09:16
Probably - the tag info is there.
What would you want to sort on?
- lennon105 - 2007-08-21 23:58
It would be great to sort by the Date/Time and/or the Keywords but to work I think you'll need to scan the whole picture directory and sub folders at one time. I'm sure that adds LOTS of work......
Thanks for the consideration
- jmarshall - 2007-08-22 00:10
I personally don't have any "keywords" in any pictures I've got floating around. Currently the EXIF date is extractable, and thus it can be made sortable.
- lennon105 - 2007-08-22 01:47
I understand it's a request many will not use but keep it in mind.
- ultrabrutal - 2007-08-22 07:25
jm, I know you use Picasa too... Have you considered adding support for the simple functions like rotation. With that in place other functions like cropping and straightning could be added later on and albums like Glazza suggest.
Later image viewing could be speeded up by storing a number of images on local harddrive. Of course this only makes sense if resizing (to 720p or 1080i) and any new Picasa introduced features is done in memory and not via the GPU. A rotated, cropped, resized and straightend photo saved to disk in a lossless format would be much faster to load and view than fetching original and processing it on a NAS/Server. Again, only makes sense if not done by GPU already...
- jmarshall - 2007-08-22 08:03
I'm not interested in it myself, but am not opposed to a patch should someone else decide to do so.
- lennon105 - 2007-08-22 21:07
Jmarshall, out of curiosity.... on a scale of 1 to 10 how hard would it be to create a database for photos? For a pro and a novice?
- jmarshall - 2007-08-23 01:19
For a pro: 1. For a novice: 9