I've been collecting pictures over the internet. Mostly wallpapers, but all sorts of artsy stuff too.
I made a php-program to store metadata in mysql db, but i'm not actively developing that program anymore. However i'll share my research with you.
- (A) Thousands of images are hard to sort correctly.
- (B) Several duplicates (100%-match, )
- (A) Metadata
Advantages of a database
- The images could be searched really fast, by the user made tags and by the Imagedata (dimensions, size).
- New images could be matched against the database entrys [auto-delete for identical files, collections from similar (resizes, watermarks, etc) ]
That's the basic idea. It should be optional as many users doesn't have as massive collection (no need for a library), but I'd like to be able to search my pictures like i search my music.