NOTE: This project is no longer under active development, please contact the administrator if you're interested in taking it over.
The application allows online/offline mode management of your photos. You can upload, search and download photos, through the easy to use interface.
Web based organizer's are moderately slow, updates take time, you can only use it when you're online. When you have thousands of photos to organize, the time adds up. DFO on the other hand, stores all the updates offline, and with a simple and intuitive graphical interface, allows you to be way more productive. You'll never dread having to organize sets, edit titles, descriptions and tags for the hundreds or thousands of photos you've accumulated. And you can do all this editing, when you're just trying to kill your time in train, or that long plane trip.
For all the existing users of DFO, to view the comments of your photos, you'd need to delete sqlite.db file located in $HOMEDIR/.desktopflickr, and do a sync after that. DFO will repopulate photo information, and also retrieve the corresponding comments. This doesn't apply to the new users of DFO.
Fixes released in this version:
If you're upgrading from v0.7, please delete .desktopflickr directory located in $HOME_DIR. This would prompt DFO to re-download the thumbnails and small images to a new directory structure.
Currently, DFO is only available for Gnome. To install it on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, follow these instructions:
Other distros would also work the same way, once you have installed the Mono libraries.
Note: DFO has been included in debian packages, so to install it in debian, all you need to do is to run 'sudo apt-get install dfo'.
The reason they don't show up is instantaneously is because of flickr apis' responses slowness. They take easily upto half an hour to catch up with updates. Especially new uploaded photos can even take more than that, to show up in the 'retrieve stream' api. The edits done to photos, may also show similar glitches, but give it enough time, and it would show you the expected results. If you can see it on flickr web interface, DFO will catch up with the changes.
(c) Manish Rai Jain, 2007