After transitioning to Linux, there are a lot of questions about photo management. Almost everyone I know uses the simple functionality provided by Windows Explorer to manage their photos; they use folder names, filenames, and thumbnails to manage, browse, and organize their photo collection.
On linux there are a few highly popular alternatives for photo management. The most popular are Digikam and F-Spot. Digikam uses KDE libraries, while F-Spot uses Gnome's libraries. Digikam has a lot of very unique features not found in any other software on the market, such as it's fuzzy search which allows you to search for a photo by drawing a picture. This article is about F-Spot because I have found it easier to use for managing a collection of photos over time, as well as easier to manage tagged photos.
F-Spot can be installed using any package manager, and the package is called f-spot.
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