Hydrus Network - image manager and collab tagging

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Hydrus Network - image manager and collab tagging

#1 Post by webfork » Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:49 pm

I didn't make it very far into this program just because there's a bit of a learning curve and I was looking for something to simplify things rather than re-learn a new system.  Still, it might come in handy for someone on the site. Appears to work with other image collection sites and their existing tags so you're not starting from scratch.
Hydrus organises your files into an internal database and browses them with tags instead of folders. Tags and files can be anonymously shared through custom servers that any user may run. Everything is free, nothing phones home, and the source code is included with the release. It is developed mostly for Windows, but builds for Linux and macOS are available (perhaps with some limitations, depending on your situation).
As far as the networking function, I've had a variety of situations over the years where SOME kind of basic photo management that didn't rely on an external server would have been very helpful.  Usually corporate networks where Google Photos is banned and nobody understands why our *current* file server can't do that.  It still echos in my head: "but it's SharePoint!  It has loads of features for pictures!"

License: WTFPL (the anti-license)

Resources: the program itself is massive.  For a photo tagging/viewer program you're looking at 500 megs.

Status: Portable.  As noted above, I didn't test the program thoroughly but initial checks seem to suggest all changes staying local.


https://hydrusnetwork.github.io/hydrus/ ... ction.html

Softpedia mirror:
https://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE- ... able.shtml

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