talks about BlueMarine

BlueMarine is a java based image management tool – it allows you to review your pictures, organize collections, add tags and review metadatas. What it doesn’t do (yet) is to allow for image editing.

Have a read through the review and the BlueMarine website.


6 Responses to talks about BlueMarine

  1. graphius says:

    BlueMarine has been at beta2 forever. I don’t wish to complain, as the developers have made a phenomenal product, but when will it start to move forward?

  2. NewMikey says:

    Been there, tried it and I was definitely under-impressed. Nevertheless it has the makings of something good – just a long way to get there. Memory issues and frequent crashes, lack of image previews and red crosses instead of thumbnails. I’ll give BlueMarine the benefit of the doubt for now.


  3. jcornuz says:

    Hi there,

    I think that programming a GOOD image manager is not a trivial task: it needs to be very standard compliant, do a lot of things without getting in my way and NOT do a huge amount of things that can be better done elsewhere.

    I keep looking… in the meantime, Rawstudio and Gthumb are doing a good job for me.

    Take care,


  4. FX Belloir says:

    Hello Joel

    You said: “What it doesn’t do (yet) is to allow for image editing”.
    Is it really important for an organizer to have editing capabilities?

    Instead, I would prefer to have a “top notch” organizer able to communicate with a “top notch” editing software. No needs to spend developement time in duplicating what already exists. No?

    I am disapointed by BlueMarine current lack of developement….

  5. FX Belloir says:

    “Lack of development”, I said…
    I was wrong: a new release (0.9 rc3) is dated March 25th, 2008.

    So… download, test and see!

  6. jcornuz says:

    Hi there,

    You are absolutely right. What we need is a good organizer with good standard tag / exif management, easy browsing, thumbnailing, slideshowing, searching… and one that does not make any change to my files 🙂

    Take care,


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