SEBIA - Simple Event-Based Image Archive
Simple and future-proof image archive [BETA]
What is SEBIA?
- SEBIA is meant for handling images as chunks, not as individual shots.
- By default, SEBIA locates *only* files with EXIF time stamp (jpeg, tiff).
- SEBIA does not alter original images.
- SEBIA does not require database or server installation.
Organisation of images
I have always found that using directories for managing images is troublesome since same image could belong several "categories". Nevertheless, using directories is fast and simple way to organise images. Therefore SEBIA allows browsing also by directory bases.
Besides directory structure, SEBIA allows organising images by events. Event can be almost anything from holidays and birthdays to sunsets and renovations of apartment.
SEBIA tries to solve two problems: First, how to organise thousands of digital photographs sensible way, and secondly, how to preserve that organisation for future.
SEBIA's answer for the first problem is an event-based approach. Event can be almost anything from holidays and birthdays to sunsets and renovations of apartment. In SEBIA, the event is a holder for photo sessions, which actually holds the time information.
SEBIA's answer to the second problem is using XML as a database format. The data is stored plain XML files and the transformation to browseable siten is done with XSL in modern XSLT-enabled browsers. This structure guarantees that the data is always accessible and re-usable in future.
Should I try/use SEBIA?
SEBIA is a command line tool and is currently tested only on Linux. So if you are not afraid of CLI, you know little bit of XML, you use Linux and you are interested of preserving your photographs, SEBIA might be a right tool for you!
[05/09/2013] Beta 2.1 release.
[03/09/2013] Beta 2 release.
[20/08/2013] First beta release.