Can you recommend a free software for cataloging a family photograph collection? Some of them are born digital, some are slides, negatives or prints that I have scanned.
I would like to enter basic information of each photo, such as description, date, place, photographer, subject key words and formats that I keep (slide, negative, print, and file format of digital photo eg. tiff or jpeg). Would also be good of course to attach a digital image. A feature like tagging and search with keywords would be useful too.
I have thought of Flicker but I'd like to keep my images & information on my own computer, and keep track of image formats. (How will I keep track of my tiffs and jpgs of the same image?) I understand tiff format is better for long term storage and future needs and jpgs for viewing images on screen.
[Originally asked by Miia on June 22, 2009, on www.digitalnz.org]