After exactly one year of coding, several months of bothering people with
demos, and 2 long holidays (also used for coding), I've finally gotten my act
together enough to make a public release of KimDaBa. If you have a large pile of digital images and need a sane solution for managing them, KimDaBa could well be the answer to your prayers.
When I got my first digital camera a year ago, several image managers
already existed, so I had a hard time choosing the right one. It was especially
hard because I had serious doubts that any of the existing applications would
scale up very well, up to say, tens of thousands of images with hundreds of
new images coming in each month.
Taking my ignorance to the limit, I decided to develop the desired
application myself. Suffice it to say, if you have a large pile of digital images, and cannot answer yes to
all of these points, then be sure to take a look at KimDaBa:
- It's easy to index your images -- "Label these 10 images as pictures of my girlfriend."
- Within a few seconds you can find a given image you have in mind --
"Locate that image of my girlfriend from the holiday on Mallorca
in 1998", or "Get me that photo with both my girlfriend and my
- You have all the tools needed to set up a slide show of a given
subset of your images.
- When browsing through your images, it's easy to switch category -- One
moment you are looking at images of your girlfriend, the next you are
looking at images from your trip to Mallorca.
- It's easy to make your images available on the net in different
resolutions -- Make it easy for your mother on a 32Kb modem to see
them in the right resolution, and for your brother on a 2Mb line to get
images in a resolution high enough for printing.