Is there a software out there, which can help me keeping track of thousand of pictures and videos? Here is a couple of features I would like:
- Automatically scan a directory for new/deleted/moved files/edited files
- Add multiple tags to each file. I e, a picture of mona-lisa might have the tags : painting, women, da Vinci etc
- Search files by tag
- I want to be able to click on a file and open the picture or movie with the program associated with the file type.
- Find duplicate files in the database (based on file contents, not file name)
Thanks, never thought of searching for the word
organizers, I found
Tellico when I searched for
Pamac, but they lacked some features I want. I will go through that list and see if any of them works for me…
I’d point out that you shall check how some features behave, most notably regarding moved/edited files, as you may end as deleted/new files instead in the app.
Also, many organizers can show you pictures directly – i don’t know about videos – so may need to search/change the settings for opening the files in the usual viewers. (I think you can switch the keys to open/view files in digikam for instance.)
Yeah, that is a concern. I still have not found a program that scans from the disk though. All programs I have checked so far, you have to manually add each file, and that is not an option for me.
I am actually thinking about writing the program myself, if I don’t find an application that does what I want. And the what you said about handling files that have been added/removed/moved/etc is exactly why I am thinking, that writing it myself, will get more complicated that I might want it to be. I started to think about saving md5sum for each file to handle moved files and duplicates. That might be what I end up doing anyway, since I have not so far found a program that works for me.
I know multiple will scan a folder tree upon adding it to their library, but i believe none will add new files on the fly, since it’s disk read intensive. There may be an option to automatically scan libraries when starting the app though.
I don’t think many organizers can find moved files, but they often do allow to rename/move a file from the file explorer within the app.
I tried a few some time ago, although i haven’t found one that suited my needs – because i heavily rely on symlinks – i think digikam should check most of yours.
Did you try kodi, it has all the options you want
Do check first if it’s legal where you are as, in some jurisdictions, including the UK:
It is against the law to have a copy of, let alone install and use Kodi
… according to news reports from a year or so ago; people may have forgotten this.
I don’t have, or remember, full details of the law regarding Kodi but please be careful. Personally I side with caution and avoid it, including not making any related online search. Shame as many sing its praises and say it’s excellent software.
I think it’s legal having kodi, what’s ilegal is using it to stream/see or make other things with copyright contents
I wish I could be confident that was true where I live, but I clearly remember them stating, in essence, what I bolded above. … people I know have said it’s the “fully loaded” part but I don’t remember them saying so on the news reports. It was a few years ago now IIRC.
I just want us all to take care, be safe in all respects, health and otherwise.
Well, don’t worry, I have looked at 6-7 of the different programs that was recommended, but none looked like they would be good for me. So, I have decided to write my own application. That way I can be sure I’ll get all the features I want. Sure, it will take a month or two
Thanks everyone for all your recommendations though…I appreciate it…
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