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F-spot and Bibble 5 Preview updated

I noticed this morning that F-Spot 0.6.0 came out a few days ago. I haven’t tried it yet but I’m downloading it now. Unfortunately if it requires any dependencies not present in Ubuntu Jaunty I’ll leave it for another day, or until a .deb exists. I don’t have time to go chasing this stuff any more.


Bibble Labs continue their progress to a final release of Bibble 5 with a new preview release. I downloaded preview 2.2 last week and it converted my large 11GB catalog to a new format while I went off and made a cup of tea. On loading nothing much had changed but lots of bugs have been fixed. I have over 75,000 photos loaded into it so it’s a bit of a memory and CPU hog. When I plan on browsing through my photo archive I shut down the other memory hog on my computer, Firefox.
Can’t wait for a final release. You should try it out.

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Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

3 replies on “F-spot and Bibble 5 Preview updated”

As a user of picassa 3 and the Gimp and a sporadic DSLR user (but from my posting frequency here an avid follower) is it worth getting something like Bibble? I generally take between 150 – 700 shots a month (based on the last 3 years & the needs of my 3 kids!)

If you shoot in RAW, then it might be worth it, but Picassa has basic tagging and keyword organisation functionality too doesn’t it?

Bibble does so much more of course, but then all that stuff takes time. You can always download the preview and request a trial license to check it out.

If you buy Bibble 4 you get a free upgrade to 5, but they’re hinting that Bibble 5 will cost more. Obviously to encourage sales of the current version. 🙂

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