In 2006, I finished moving all of my metadata over to Kimdaba; this hasn't been touched since 2002 anyhow - also, I switched over entirely to Python in 2003, and a standalone replacement for this that uses caption files.
With over 1500 pictures taken (in 2 years) I've needed to
organize them usefully. I used
PhotoPoint.com for a while, but
then they went fee-based (and then they went bankrupt); I'd
extracted my captions and album lists before that, and
reassembled them with various perl scripts and sgrep
Then lodju came along, and I actually had a nice app to quickly add captions to pictures. The gallery-generation was kind of primitive, and it only did captions, no other tagging (such as what city or who is in the picture.)
More recently, BINS came along. BINS uses a single XML file per image, automatically extracts EXIF data from the JPEG files (especially useful with cameras like the Canon S200 that automatically record the orientation in which the picture was taken) and then in a seperate pass, build a collection of HTML files and reduced size images. It still needs some work, but the developer is very active, and it was easy to package for debian.
As a result of that activity, I was inspired to package it for
Debian (which went smoothly.)
Then I decided I needed an excuse to play with the various GUI
tools in Debian... and as a result, produced
glade-gnome and perl
Gtk::GladeXML. This is now included
in the upstream BINS release, but I'm putting standalone snapshots
here as I reach completion points with them. (Also, I'll
eventually have other interesting photo-related tools here.)
LC_MESSAGESbug. Guess encoding from locale. Add slider between tags and image (which cleans up some other visual sizing bugs automatically.)
.xmlfiles from argument list, updated french translation. Add user-specified rotation to interface; cleaned up "revert" as a side effect.
GtkFixedand improved the space usage significantly, especially in full screen mode.