I am looking for a software that allows me to find in my collection pictures that have a particular characteristic. For example pictures taken with the same lenses and similar focal length. or find pictures taken in a particular time frame.

Is there something like this for free (or very low price)? I would like it to run under Linux (via wine if necessary).


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If you want free, and cross platform, you could try MaPiVi or XnView. MaPiVi only seems to work with JPG files, so if you shoot RAW it won't work for you. But you can search EXIF data like ISO, camera, shutter speed, and date/time.

Most catalogueing software will allow you to search or filter by EXIF data to some degree. You'd have to trial specific ones to see if they do all that you need.

  • xnview seems to have what I need right now. thanks for the recommendation Dec 29, 2011 at 13:53

Take a look at our Daminion or Lightroom. Both photo managers allow to extract and display Camera lens along with some other technical information (focal length, camera model, date taken, ISO, shutter speed, etc...).

Daminion is free, Lightroom costs $299.

  • looks good, but unfortunately it doesnt work under wine (at least not out of the box) Dec 26, 2011 at 12:05
  • We doesn't tested it under Wine yet. Probably it will be possible in the future. Dec 26, 2011 at 14:37
  • @santiagozky But you can use it with VirtualBox. :) Dec 27, 2011 at 1:05

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