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 Linux.com review and the BlueMarine website.
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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?
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.
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.
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….
“Lack of development”, I said…
I was wrong: a new release (0.9 rc3) is dated March 25th, 2008.
So… download, test and see!
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🙂
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