Capabilities and Features
When it comes to organizing and categorizing pictures, and if I’m judging on a scale of 1-10, I give dbGallery a 10, and second place gets a 4.
Richard Smith ∙ USA
Anyone within the organization can utilize DBGallery to concurrently access the image database, provided they have been granted permission.
Fine Grained Permissions
Each group or department of users are restricted to assigned areas of the database. Rights to perform specific operations on those areas are also assigned. Learn more
Web Access, including mobile
A web server plug-in provides secure read-only access to assigned portions of the image database over the web. Learn more
Find 1 of 100,000 images in a second or two. Find images quickly with keywords, when last updated, and many other advanced options.
Integrates with Google Maps to display and set GPS information (GeoTagging). Use Street View within DBGallery to set and fine tune a GeoTag. Has ability to export GeoTagged images to Google Earth. Learn more
Key Data Once
Data is written to image files as well as the database. So the data is there for re-use any time the file is later used. (Although please note that not all image file formats support data being directly written to them.)
Duplicate images continue to plague almost every image collection. DBGallery finds those duplicates and aides in their removal. Learn more
The email import service will monitor any configured email Inbox and automatically import attached images into the DBGallery database. Each email sender may have images go to their own area of the database, or all email images may go to a single processing/approval area.
Professional reports show formal stats in great looking layouts. There is an overall collection report card and formal stats such as number of photos per year, number of photos by camera, and several others.
Do you browse your photos the old fashioned way…browsing folders? DBGallery enables browsing of photos in a tree consisting of data….years and months, camera models, keywords, titles, exposures, and many more practical layouts.
IPTC/XMP data editor with powerful, quick, and easy edit features. Deep under the covers DBGallery utilizes Adobe's XMP Toolkit to do the actually writing of IPTC/XMP data to files, providing superb data compatibility with Adobe's products as well as almost all other IPTC/XMP data readers and editors. Learn more
A fast and convenient way to build collections of photos. Virtual sets are sets of images which are actually pointers back to original images. They are a great way to categorize images.
Data Entry Optimization
Tuned for quick data entry, DBGallery has several features which enables fast data entry. Edit any number of images at once. Data templates allow a preset collection of data field values to be saved and later applied to images. This facilitates quick subsequent tagging of one or many photos with these pre-filled data fields. Shortcut keys allow storing and retrieval of favorites and previously keyed entries. Plus other time saving features. Learn more
The backend works on Linux, Windows and MacOS. The database may reside on one server and the image files on another. The DBGallery client does have to run on Windows, although any browser may be used for read-only access if the DBGallery web-server plug-in is used. Learn more
Active Directory Integration
For users on an Network Domain using Active Directory (the majority of business users), DBGallery will automatically login using domain account credentials. This prevents the need to log into DBGallery if already logged into the network, although they are auto logged in and assigned their appropriate role.
Data Import and Export
Data to be assigned to images may be imported and exported using Excel or CSV files. This enables ease of getting data from 3rd party or internal systems into DBGallery, getting data from DBGallery to those other systems, or a complete two-way flow.
An Open System
Organization efforts are reflected back to your files and folder structure. Unlike closed or proprietary storage systems, where files and data can be accessed only with that program, and all is lost when it's decided to stop using that system, DBGallery works hand-in-hand with your existing file system. Data is written to the database for fast searching, but is also written directly to the files themselves (for most file types). Movement of files within DBGallery also occurs in both the database and file system. So your overall efforts within DBGallery do not get lost if moving to another system years from now.
Whether looking for a photo to place in a Word document, a PowerPoint presentation, to edit in PhotoShop, including in a newsletter, or sending to print, DBGallery is the central place to store and locate images. It works in conjunction with the rest of the systems you and your team use: find photos easily in DBGallery then simply drag and drop them to anywhere they're needed.
Beyond all this, we excel at helping you when needed. Our customers love us for our excellent support. Whether you're not quite sure how to use one of the above features, have questions about how to get started organizing your files, or help is needed with initial setup, we will bring clarity to your situation...as we have for hundreds of customers.
Yes, if using the Enterprise version.
Using Multiple Databases
Sometimes it can be useful to run multiple databases. A personal and commercial database may be desired, for example. While doing this is currently a little awkward it is possible (it would take approx 5...