Dec 092011

In this article I’ll do a roundup over a collection of software that can be very useful for all people who have the hobby of photography.
They can be really useful if you have a collection of photo and you want to organize them in albums, by date or tags.

Most of them have also the option to upload your photo on online website like Picasa, Flickr or Facebook.

So, let’s take a look at digiKam, Shotwell and gThumb.

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Nov 042011

mediagoblin On the 2 of November Mediagoblin 0.1 has been released. What ? You don’t know what’s the GNU Mediagoblin project ?

Mediagoblin GNU is a project that has as goal to get an open source,sort of, “clone” of deviantART, Flickr, Picasa Web Albums and generally of all the online sites that let you upload your media (photos, videos, etc.). Why do it? For the freedom of course, what’s more important than that ?

Some of the problems that the project would like to solve cover the actual ownership of the shared content, data portability and privacy.
Mediagoblin is released under the AGPLv3, which means that if third parties put up services based on Mediagoblin they’ll be obligated to share changes even if they don’t “distribute” the software in the traditional sense.

I forget to say, they are working to get a federated photo sharing site, so there will be multiple sites that share the same information.
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