Type of Program: Photo Database
Supported Platforms: Win XP/Vista
Company Name: GRR Systems
Installed Size: 40Mb
The installation of DBGallery is easy and intuitive. You can
place the program files where you want them. The first time that you run
DBGallery you are led through the installation of the MySQL database system,
which is the core data storage system used to store photo data. Make sure that
you follow the MySQL Server Installation Instructions.
The first thing we need to know is what is the purpose of DBGallery. DBGallery
is a database tool to aid you in organizing, viewing and searching your photo
collection. The photo files are stored in their original locations with a
pointer to them stored in the database. You can drag and drop entire folders
Well the operation of DBGallery is simplicity itself. Like I said above "You can
drag and drop entire folders into DBGallery" After you have that done you add
the information to the database about the photos. Once that information is added
you can then search the database easily and re-locate images.
The interface of DBGallery is also simplicity itself, a really intuitive easy to
understand interface. You have space in the Viewing Window to add Title, Author,
Subject, Keywords, and Notes. DBGallery also automatically imports the Exif
information of each photo, which can be really useful. As a matter of fact you
are going to wonder after awhile how you got along without DBGallery. Plus you
can also add to the DBGallery database images that are not actually stored on
your computer, photos that are on CDs, DVDs, removable drives and even on tape
can be added. For you pros you can even add to the database information about
Agencies you have submitted photos to.
In conclusion at a mere $19.95 DBGallery is one tool that you will find
indispensable for any photographer amateur or professional.
Try it! Buy it!
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Reviewed by Joe Tex