Ubuntu – Photo manager that organises by folder structure


I have my pictures very well organized on the harddisk, in this structure:

  • Pictures

    • Canon

      • Holiday 2010
    • Sony

      • Graduation 2000
    • Other Albums

      • Steves Holiday 2010 Album

Thus, I have a main folder that holds all my pictures, and within a lot of folders with subfolders of at least 2 levels (device & album name).

I used Picasa to organize my pictures on Windows, now on Ubuntu I would like to use a more native application than running Picasa on Wine.
There is a lot of applications out there, but none of these seems to be able to import all my pictures and organize it in the hierarchy I arranged them in with folders and subfolder like Picasa does it.

Is there an application, preferably for the GNOME desktop that can do this?

Best Answer

digiKam (Click to Install)

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digiKam is an image organizer and editor using KDE Platform. It runs on most known desktop environments and window managers if needed libraries are installed. It supports all major image file formats, and can organize collections of photographs in directory-based albums, or dynamic albums by date, timeline, or by tags. Users can also add captions and ratings to their images, search through them and save searches for later use.

If you are using GNOME here's how to make digiKam look native .