yes there is a bunch of pissed off people here. But let's step back a bit:
There are a bunch of things associated with a DAM conceptually.
A: A way to browse images -- Instead of opening each image one by one, a way of seeing all of them, much like a light table. Lots of programs offer this. Call this the 'browser function' Some have a slider to vary the thumbnail size.
B: A way to compare images -- ways to put multiple images on a screen, possibly selected from different folders. Call this the 'light table' function. The better ones will show you thumbnails on one screen, and whatever number of currently selected images on another screen. That is you can have a browser and a lighttable window at the same time.
C: Ways to add metadata. Keywords. Titles. Image acquisition number. Copyright. Rating. Face marking. This is the 'cataloging function'
D: Ways to search metadata. Boolean searches. Smart albums, saved searches. Call this the 'search function' Find me images where the focal distance was under 2.5 meters shot between 3 and 5 p.m. in December or January of any year. (Close up of a rose seed pod with frost on it, that I hadn't keyworded with frost or rose)
E: Ways to track versions and derivative images, who has what usage rights. This is the 'version tracking' function.
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