Adobe Lightroom Beta

Looks quite decent, actually. Sounds like it’s going to be pay-for-ware when it’s finished, so it’ll have to be a good step up from the free Picasa to be worth it, but it does look good.

I probably won’t be trying it out myself – I’m still tempted with trying to make the jump to Linux soon, so I don’t want to set up a workflow for myself that involves any apps only available for Windows and Mac.

We use a very simple system at the moment, where photos go in dated folders, then grouped in subfolders for a set of related shots, making sure any keywords are in the folder name. That means we can find them with simple filesystem searches, and Picasa can very quickly filter for a keyword. Simple, but it works well enough for what we need at the moment.