Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/02/11

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Slide Data Base Question
From: Jack Milton <>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 98 23:11:19 -0500

>Does anyone have an easy to use photo database program to recommend?  How
>do the professional photographers on the LUG catalog their slides after

 We use Extensis Fetch (now "Portfolio") on a Mac. It has some slightly 
non-standard commands, but otherwise is stable and fairly fast. The 
catalog I use has more than 13,000 jpeg'd images in it dating from the 
end of 1995. It catalogs just about any image format, sounds, movies, and 
 Fetch/Portfolio will automatically catalog a whole disk or folder of 
images. It does not extract caption information (Photoshop's File Info), 
but does extract keywords entered into Photoshop's File Info window. One 
can also add keywords to an image or group of images in the Fetch 
catalog. Good keywords are the key to keeping track of a large number of 
images. Spend some time coming up with a consistent and specific set of 

- -Jack Milton