Kalimages PRO - build a professional images database working with metadata standards (IPTC and XMP)
Make your photo collection more accessible and full-text searchable with Kalimages PRO.
is an innovative tool to build an information database and a search
for images or digital photographies.
Kalimages PRO professional software utility gathers and loads information directly from images into a relational SQL database for full text indexation of image repositories.
Selected image folders are scanned for extraction of embbedded IPTC/IIM, IPTC Core and custom XMP data that describes each image.
Learn more about IPTC/IIM, IPTC Core and XMP: FAQ Kalimages for image metadata creation, search, management & extraction
and our page in French Métadonnées: une initiation
Platform and technical architecture
easy steps to create a
professional images database
Step 1: install a professional SQL database system and create an empty database
Step 2: define ODBC connection to your database
Step 3: define table where collected metadata will be stored
Step 4: define the image metadata to collect
Step 5: define folders containing images and scan folders. That's all!
|And now, what can I do with my SQL images database ?||You
can run a search
engine on your images metadata stored within the SQL
can use for example a full-text
search engine shipped from Oracle or MS SQL Server.
You can also run open source tools like Lucene, Sphinx, any commercial product like DTSearch or Ocelluz, or build your own engine.
An interesting and simpliest tool is DBSight, an online full-text solution for relational databases. Its feature-packed out-of-the-box installation allows IT professionals to setup, run, and maintain their online full-text searches on any relational databases with minimum effort.
DBSight is based on Lucene, a free/open source information retrieval library supported by the Apache Software Foundation.
Below is a sample process chain to build a powerful full text search solution based on your own metadata that describes your images:
|Searching in a database
containing more than
1 500 000 images in a fragment of second
For more technical or commercial information about Kalimages PRO, please contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
can help you developping your images database: XMP proprietary schemas,
custom panels, DBSight integration, etc.
images using IPTC embedded metadata for search and reporting -
taxonomy software, xmp meta data manager
Kalimages is a full IPTC/XMP database solution for all digital camera users:
share good practices of your well annotated photos when you share your pictures.