I like F-Spot. It’s useful, it does tagging that no gqview and gthumb don’t. It has organisation features that they don’t have either, but it’s a little too buggy for widespread use yet.
It was really easy to use however. Just “import” a few directories of photos, create a few tags, and then select a few photos, right click and add a tag to those photos.
Unfortunately it crashed a few times after an import, and exif reading seemed to be completely broken but then I never checked if the proper library was installed. Except for rotating, I *never* use a simple photo viewer to manipulate images so I didn’t try out those features of the app. IMO that’s a job for the GIMP and I save modified files to a new directory.
I’m going to keep a close eye on it to track how it progresses. It’s shaping up to be a great desktop application!
A hint for Gnome users – if you haven’t got much room in your home directory move the “~/.thumbnails” folder out of the way somewhere else with plenty of space and symlink it back. Mine’s at 171MB and growing fast!
While we’re on the mono theme, a mono developer, zbowlin1 on #wordpress attracted my attention when he said..