DAM software replacement for IDImager

Started Sep 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
malch
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Re: DAM software replacement for IDImager
In reply to thelordsmurf, Sep 26, 2012

It's not such a difficult problem but it's a very tough market. Most of the better solutions are targeted at corporate users and priced accordingly (in the thousands).

I solved the problem by writing my own. Even looked at marketing the thing but I couldn't see any way to make money even after discounting all of the development time/cost.

There is one open source package I know of:

http://vvvp.sourceforge.net/

It's a good effort but the project hasn't found sufficient resources to build what I would consider a substantially complete product.

Ironically, if you extract all of the EXIF and IPTC info from a sizable image collection (e.g. 100,000 images) the volume of data to be handled is incredibly modest. In fact, can you can stuff all of it in RAM for blindingly fast searching.

Nevertheless, I fear it's unlikely you'll find much out there at a reasonable price. I'm not a big fan of the Daminion approach but it's worth a look. Maybe it will work for you.

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