jBrout is a JPEG (format widely used by digital cameras) picture manager software.
Written in python/pygtk under the GPL licence, it allows the user – through a user-friendly interface – to associate keywords to pictures (IPTC tags) and process extensive research on these keywords.
Many features are incorporated in the software, therefore it is possible to:
- navigate by album, by tag and by period,
- tag pictures with IPTC keywords (tags)
- rotate pictures without loss,
- use and modify Exif information,
- export pictures (to a Web gallery in HTML format, perform like a HTTP server, send by email,...),
export to a Flickr or PicasaWeb account,
- call externals tools (for example open picture with Gimp),
- use a basket system to pick out pictures.
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 of an external file.
Install jBrout from repository
The last package is 0.2.201, released 07-Apr-2008.
In a terminal:
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Add the following lines in the file /etc/apt/sources.list :
## JBROUT – picture manager deb http://jbrout.free.fr/download/debian binary/
In a terminal:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install jbrout
Install jBrout from SVN sources
The SVN sources often offers a most recent version of jBrout.
If necessary, install subversion:
sudo apt-get install subversion
Install these libraries:
sudo apt-get install python-lxml python-imaging jhead exiftran
sudo svn co http://svn.jbrout.python-hosting.com/trunk /usr/lib/jbrout
Add an entry in your menu with the Alacarte editor:
- Name: Picture Manager jBrout
- Comment: Manage your pictures with jBrout
- Command: /usr/lib/jbrout/jbrout.py
- Icon: /usr/lib/jbrout/gfx/jbrout.ico