Well, there’s quite a lot, as it happens, and it affects the way you store, access and organize your photos
Image cataloguing programs which use a central database to keep track of all your photos store both a representation of each photo and its location on your computer. Some programs will offer to import the photos into a central, ‘managed’ library, but usually they will simply ‘reference’ your files in their current location.
Cataloguing software explained
Cataloguing software can organize your entire photo collection, but how does it work and what do you look for?
Could Capture One be the new Aperture? The unexpected joys of managed catalogs
Could Capture One be the new Aperture? Like Aperture, it can create fully managed catalogs, which means all your images are stored within a single, monolithic catalog file. It sounds like madness… but is it?