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Martin Hjort Eriksen
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Warning - a very computer technical post.

I took some time, but I have finally chosen the solution to handle my thousands of photographs. Unfortunately keeping track of thousands of photographs has become more or less impossible, and after testing several photo management software solutions, the choice has fallen on Digikam.

I also considered letting Lightroom be my primary photo vault, but I did not feel comfortable having a propitiatory format handle that amount of information. Digikam is open source, where the database holding all my information is easily available. Basically Digikam does not own my data through a lock-in effect. Another great advantage is that you can set it up to use a MySQL database instead of the default SQLite database. This makes using Digikam across several computers on a network much easier, and was one of my primary reasons for choosing Digikam.

I still use Lightroom for the much of my post processing, and I am using my computer science background to develop a Lua plugin for Lightroom, that will allow Lightroom access to my collection in Digikam. But it will take some time before that is done. When that is done, I should have a complete solution. But when I finally have completed the solution described here, I will probably have some new requirements that need solving. So I am guessing this is a problem that is never completely solved.

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YaoiK Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! I would just like to thank you for being involved in our group, #PhotographyCraze! I was wondering if you've heard about our recent contest or not? I've submitted several journal entries, but I know not everybody pays attention to them, so I decided to go around and spread the message further to each and every one of our members. :3 I hope you don't mind.

This contest is fairly simple. All you have to do is submit a picture of your favorite domesticated animal into this folder - - and leave a short note in its description box. You are allowed to submit up to three deviations.

We are giving point prizes to the winners. If you don't wish to participate in the contest, maybe you'd like to donate to the contest instead? If you wish to donate points or any other prizes, just send us a note and we'll add you to the prize list.

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Wiggsly Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Thanks for the :+fav:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fav :)
hepiga Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav! :la: :D
zaphotonista Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the favourite.
skarzynscy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Hot thanks for "Charming Street Of Valldemossa!" in Your fav.
In my gallery i have many others photos from interesting places (my Cracow, Praha, Wien, Mallorca, Mellorca, Morocco, Rodos, Zakinthos, Corfu, Sicily, Florida) and beautiful flowers, trees, animals etc.
Maybe You find something...
Greetings from Poland!
martineriksen Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   Photographer
You are welcome, what particularly impressed me, was the amount of clarity you have put into the photograph. What kind of kit are you using?
XxXDeathMasterXxX Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice photography
martineriksen Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Photographer
Thank you
XxXDeathMasterXxX Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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