[Digikam-users] I want to put photos on a server and then see them and maintained by another computer

Leslie Harlley Watter leslie at watter.org
Mon Apr 5 18:14:16 BST 2010

Hi Redi,
>) Hello, have just become a Linux user (UbuntuStudio 8.04) and my passion is
>) photography and graphics.
>) I have an archive of approximately 230,000 photographs and I will manage.
>) Digikam I have identified as the best program to do this.
>) After reading the FAQ on your site without finding a clear answer to my
>) problem, I ask myself the question directly:
>) I want to put photos on a server (which will be backed up) and then see them
>) and maintained by another computer (mainly from my notebook). Important is the
>) aspect of being able to search the entire archive and it can also manage the
>) notebook even if not connected to the server (ie offline).
>) This is possible with digikam? How? Which version?

Yes, you can. You can put your entire collection on an network volume and
access it via NFS or Samba.

In Digikam  you just put you collection under the Settings -> Configure
Digikam -> Connection on Network Shares. I'm using digikam compiled from source,
but as far as I can remember, since version 1.0.0 you can use this option.

Beware that your bottleneck will be your network, so you'll probably have a low
startup of a big album.



Leslie H. Watter
"Wolves never look back", he whispered.
   Captain Carrot -- The Fifth Elephant
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