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Offline jswain

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Re: Where's cataloging?
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2017, 10:14:17 am »
Thanks Mick.


Offline Odd Skjaeveland

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Re: Where's cataloging?
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2017, 10:58:57 am »
Soon.

Take your time.

I'm with Kevin M. Cox in his posting of Dec 03 2013 http://forums.camerabits.com/index.php?topic=8821.msg42812#msg42812  Camera Bits does not owe me a cataloging version of PM.


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Re: Where's cataloging?
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2017, 03:14:40 pm »
Ha, blast from the past!

I'm really looking forward to hearing details about PM6 when they are ready.
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Offline Odd Skjaeveland

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Re: Where's cataloging?
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2017, 12:35:51 am »
I'm really looking forward to hearing details about PM6 when they are ready.

Indeed, I guess quite a few of us are. I queued up long time ago and I'll stay put.

If I have picked up the right signals here in the forums, PM6 has entered the feature freeze phase. That is normally an important milestone for developers, and I believe they are praying to avoid a thaw-refreeze cycle.

Member posts I have seen indicate that few understand the tremendous task they are facing. Not on building an image catalog, but on deciding the fine details on functionality and integrating that with other third party software, all moving targets. Plus, this is Photo Mechanic and user's expectations are probably sky high.


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Re: Where's cataloging?
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2017, 10:32:30 pm »
You mentioned 3rd party integration? Do you know of any additional 3rd parties being integrated, or if there will be an available API?

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Re: Where's cataloging?
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2017, 12:09:41 am »
Do you know of any additional 3rd parties being integrated, or if there will be an available API?

I do not know anything except that I noted feature freeze was stated in the forum.

However; I seriously doubt CB is targeting PM to become a replacement for Lightroom, Capture One, On1 etc. If I'm right, I believe integration is the word.

What do we users need, and what do we expect to find once the catalog is here? PM-catalog must be fully compatible with every other cataloging system on the planet and have twice their summed functionality, right?

The Swedish photographer Per Karlsson pretty much sums up my own hopes with "...I do not want the DAM system to do image editing for me".

PM and Camera Bits have a winner feature: A real Support Forum. Sure, it also functions as a user to user forum like most forums out there, but a very significant number of the answers given here are not from ordinary users. I hope CB will be able to continue that part of their product.

My plan is simply to sit still and wait. If the urgent need for a DAM pops up tomorrow, I'll buy one tomorrow. It did not pop up yesterday because I do not yet have a DAM.

Oh, and here is a link to one of Per Karlsson's blog posts:
http://www.bkwinephotography.com/technology/features-functions-digital-asset-management-system-dam/







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Re: Where's cataloging?
« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2017, 11:15:02 pm »
That kind of integration would awesome. Thanks for the update.

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Re: Where's cataloging?
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2017, 11:46:01 am »
Mick,

Bare with me......why do we want a database in PM if we are using other apps for DAMs and only want PM to ingest?   The last thing I need is another slow Lr database.   ;)

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