I am using Dark Table for proceesing my photos and am very happy with it, but I lack some catalog software to be able to quickly find relevant photos. Any reccomendation for software available on Linux? BR Bo
After a long wandering for several years in searching of the perfect DAM solution, I didn't find it.
However the program which comes closer (IMHO of course) and fits best for our company's needs is XnView MP.
It is a cross-platform solution under active development with rather often updates (see the forums there - you can ask everything you want) with very good viewer, good editor and more than 500 file formats supported.
What differentiates it tough is:
- his powerful file management
- best in class cataloging (AFAIK of course, but I looked at almost any DAM solution I could find)
- search features (both on disk as well as in database)
- its scalability
I can say many more about this (I have enough years of experience both with this program and with other DAMs) but in order to not transform the answer in a promotional material I'll mention that we also use it in conjunction with other RAW editing back-ends (fpr reference, Photoshop CC and Photivo). It is very easy to configure XnView MP for this task: Go to
Tools | Open With... | Configure programs...
digiKam is something I came across as well.
Have you looked at Shotwell? It doesn't look very fancy, but it provides some cataloging/searching functionality.
Edit: Just now I found F-Spot, which also may meet your requirements.