[TYPO3-english] TYPO3 solution for photo database

Erik Svendsen erik at linnearad.no
Tue Jan 19 23:03:40 CET 2010

Thorsten Indra skrev:
> My guess is that with a lot of work, some things can be accomplished using 
> Typo3, for example by using the EXT exiftool and the perl library used 
> there.
> If you want a future proof approach according to today's metadata standards, 
> you'll be better off looking here:
> http://www.fotoware.com/en/Products/FotoWeb/Overview/
> I don't think Typo3 is currently ready to do the heavy lifting you are 
> looking for. The future roadmap of the dam looks somewhat promising, but 
> that may be a ways off - I think here you have a case for a more specialized 
> solution needed as mentioned above.

To be honest, FotoWare FotoWeb is a good solution, but it's not a cheap 
solution and it has to many "borders" for my taste. Either cheap in 
software or in hardware. If the number of concurrent users would exceed 
125 and guest 300 you will probably pay about € 20 000 for software and 
server, and then early SMA cost. You will also need a Windows server, 
FotoWeb Server don't run under  Linux, client don't run under Linux and 
neither on all Macs (admin intterface).

You also have to ask if you need all functionality which FotoWeb has.

Personally I would never use FotoWeb or give any of my clients advice to 
use it. It's to bound from A to Z to Microsoft software and solutions.

I agree that TYPO3 aren't the perfect solutions (far from), but there 
are installation with DAM already which has that amount of 
pictures/documents. DAM has good support for EXIF/IPTC/XMP through services.


Erik Svendsen

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