|Initial release||1 January 2002|
|Discontinued||0.3.345 / October 11, 2012|
|Written in||C++ (Qt)|
|Operating system||Unix-like, Windows|
|License||GNU General Public License|
JBrout is a free Image organizer and tag editor for JPEG format picture management application. JBrout was created in 2002 by Marc Lentz, this software is cross-platform (Linux and Microsoft Windows) and allows the user – through a user-friendly interface – to associate keywords to pictures (IPTC tags) and perform extensive searches on these keywords.
The software allows navigation:
- by album (similar to a file explorer),
- by tag (that a user can create and file by category/sub-category),
- or by time period (using Exif data, JBrout files them per day/month).
Many features are incorporated in the software, making it possible to:
- rotate pictures losslessly,
- use and modify Exif information,
- create a HTML gallery,
- export pictures on a Flickr account or Google Picasa Web Album,
- modify selected pictures with another software,
- or use a basket system to select images.
Advantages of JBrout
- Keywords are stored with the pictures (using IPTC metadata), making their exchange easier: When sending a picture, its associated keywords are also sent. This method of storing information offers a certain durability of data since keywords are not dependent on an external file.
- JBrout uses thumbnails (mini-pictures) associated with the picture (Exif info). This prevents creating extra files while allowing reasonably fast previews.
- JBrout can create a large collection of pictures very quickly.
Limits of JBrout
So far, JBrout handles JPEG format pictures only. This format is commonly used by digital cameras.
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