Digital Photo Librarian

Digital Photo Librarian


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 15 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.6
File Size:
5.37MB
Date Added:
September 23, 2001
Price:
Free to try (Some features limited); $25.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
38,521
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' review

This software helps you organize your photos into a database. You can attach various data, such as event, persons, location, and notes, to your pictures. Digital Photo Librarian allows you to create any number of custom information fields. You can create a simple Web gallery or autorun CD from your images, or e-mail the lot of them. The program includes some perfunctory image-editing features. Though those are not its strongest features, we did like that we could immediately see our changes applied. The trial version's limitation of 20 images makes it tough to fully evaluate the app. If you can get past the sometimes-confusing interface, Digital Photo Librarian offers a good method for organizing large image collections.

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  • All Versions:

    4.5

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star: 13
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current Version:

    4.5

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star: 13
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 5 stars

    "For Large Volumes of Photos this is the best Digital Photo Library out."

    March 09, 2008   |   By frogtvjr

    Version: Digital Photo Librarian 4.6

    Pros

    This is Product is EXACTLY what it is advertised to be, a Digital Photo Library. This program is a very effective at what it is supposed to do, and that is to create a very detailed library of large volumes of digital photos. I have approximately 2.5Tb of digital photos that are broken down into databases using this program. It is a very stable and excellent library. The information that can be attached to each photo is virtually unlimited. This program is capable of tagging multiple photos with the same information at the same time, or individually selecting for precise information.

    O?Neil has also gone to great lengths to ensure that the integrity of each photo is maintained in the database. You can choose what level of archiving and compression you want.

    Selection for import and export is a snap. With a searchable filter, finding the precise photo, or group of photos, that you are looking for is very easy. Once selected, you can export them to any location.

    This program does have some photo editing abilities, but that is not the intent or strengths of this program. This is a very strong digital photo library. If you are looking for a photo manager with editing capabilities to handle a couple hundred, or a couple of thousand photos, there are many free ones out there. However, if you have tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of photos, as I do, this is the library program for you.

    I have used this program for several years now and have absolutely no complaints.

    Cons

    None, this is a digital library that does exactly what it is supposed to do.

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  • 5 stars

    "Brilliant with evaluation"

    November 26, 2003   |   By robcboff

    Version: Digital Photo Librarian 4.6

    Summary

    I downloaded this for rotating my scanned images. It works really well but takes a few seconds to start using. It's got an unusual way of working but it works well for me.

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  • 1 stars

    "Images should be more important than the interface!"

    March 29, 2003

    Version: Digital Photo Librarian 4.6

    Summary

    There are a few nice features in there (such as drag-n-drop over the database window), but overall the application is a bit sluggish, even in the rather custom interface. Do we really need huge buttons in an image editing interface? Shouldn't the screen real-estate be saved for the images???

    Many features need polishing. I won't go into all of them, but for instance you can drag-n-drop your images in bulk to the database window. This is a must since you don't want to add them with the file dialog one at a time. Next step is to add the information to each photo. Since this information is shown next to the thumbnails (in fact it uses 5X the space the thumbnails do) you click on a field to change, which brings up a paned dialog which is not even set to the info pane you selects. Why not allow the user to enter (non-modally!) into the fields? If you're going to try to be slick with the interface, focus on functionality, not huge buttons.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Program!!!"

    March 01, 2003

    Version: Digital Photo Librarian 4.6

    Summary

    My only gripe is that it doesn't allow you to export EXIF information into the web pages that it generates

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Web Generation Tools"

    January 03, 2003

    Version: Digital Photo Librarian 4.6

    Summary

    It's really easy to create custom web pages with this product and also to create print layouts with multiple photos.

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  • 5 stars

    "It's perfect!! Have digital Pics? Get this!!"

    November 22, 2002

    Version: Digital Photo Librarian 4.6

    Summary

    If you have pictures from your digital camera or scanner, you know they pile up fast. How do you associate information with the pictures? How do you find the picture you are looking for amoung 1000s? A true database that is too easy to use. Try it, you'll have your credit card out within the hour!

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  • 5 stars

    "Great organizer"

    July 23, 2002

    Version: Digital Photo Librarian 4.6

    Summary

    I love the way that this product can handle 1000's of photos easily, has great filtering and sorting capabilities, and a free viewer for CD's that I give to my friends.

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  • 5 stars

    "Well featured photo album"

    May 07, 2002

    Version: Digital Photo Librarian 4.6

    Summary

    I like the data base approach to the photo information as well as the ease of editing, adding and sorting the photos by any one of the data fields. The feature of importing photos, and inserting information for all ph0tos in a "lot" approach is terrific. Also the feature of capturing the date from the recorded date by a digital camera makes dating s snap.
    I am limiting the size of the album/file to the size of a CD, so that I can store and mail "albums" in their entirety.
    I have suggested this SW to all my friends and family.

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  • 5 stars

    "DPL is best supported of full featured photo album/player systems"

    April 08, 2002

    Version: Digital Photo Librarian 4.6

    Summary

    DPL is really terrific...can handle 1000's of images, sequencing is rich in options...great sound features. Best of all, the author is online everyday, answers questions, and expands capability directly in response to user needs.... a terrific package and terrific support. Get it. you wont be sorry.

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  • 5 stars

    "A friendly application that covers all the bases."

    March 07, 2002

    Version: Digital Photo Librarian 4.6

    Summary

    What a relief to find this application. Yes, it may not have all the bells and whistles of other 'sexier' photo databases...but it has the important ones! In minutes, I was able to create a photo album, enter descriptive information (date, persons, etc..) and sort them. Within 30 minutes I was customizing the photo album, looking at a tailored side show, creating a screen saver and learning how to upload thumbnails to a web site! I really liked the customizing of data fields to suit my sort needs.

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