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

Useful links


jBrout (last edited 2008-09-29 19:50:49 by nejc-nejc)