Use of Catalogs

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Re: Use of Catalogs

astevens54 wrote:

Thanks for your comments, I do have varying interest in photography so I do see the benefit of using catalogs. Correct me if I'm wrong. The catalog does nothing physically to the photo itself other the to log it into the database which would have no impact on other photography tools I use. This also means each of those tools could have an independent catalog as well not impacting the others?

Mostly, yes.  Some DAMs (catalogs) also work with corresponding XMP files for RAW files.  In theory, via XMP, these DAMs may interact, for good or for bad.  A pretty special case, I doubt many users have such a requirement.  It's a marathon, but this thread digs into the nuts-and-bolts of DAMs, including XMP -

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