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JBrout 0.2
Developer(s) Marc Lentz
Initial release 1 January 2002; 15 years ago (2002-01-01)
Stable release
0.3.345 / October 11, 2012; 4 years ago (2012-10-11)
Written in Python (PyGTK)
Operating system Unix-like, Windows[1]
Type Image organizer
License GNU General Public License
Website jbrout.manatlan.com

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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

So far, JBrout handles JPEG format pictures only. This format is commonly used by digital cameras.


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