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Photoprism 📸

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I’m currently “managing” (or better say storing) my photos using Nextcloud. Whenever I take photos with the camera, I copy them to a YEAR/MONTH based folder structure. Also the photos from my phone get automatically uploaded to a folder with all phone photos.

But Photoprism looks awesome. 😍 It’s still in development (seems like it’s already in that state since 2018 - but there are recent commits, so I guess this project is still alive), but the demo is quite promising. It’s like a self-hosted version of Google Photos. The repository promises some nice features:

  • Clearly structured Web interface for browsing, organizing and sharing your personal photo collection
  • Import everything without worrying about duplicates or RAW to JPEG conversion
  • Geocoding, XMP support and automated tagging based on Google TensorFlow

Nice fact I found: The maintainer of Photoprism was responsible for developing the “Mediencenter” for Deutsche Telekom from 2007 to 2009. Back then it had browser-based features like photo editing, “photo editing, ordering photo books, sharing to other cloud services, creating various types of playlists/albums, music/video streaming to devices from phones to set-top boxes, Solr-based search, a complete Windows Explorer-like file manager incl drag & drop, and much more. On top, everything had to work in Internet Explorer 6.” (Wiki)

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