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What is Starsky? (an introduction)

Starsky is a free photo-management tool, which runs on your server or web-space. Installing is a matter of running the application. It acts as an accelerator to find and organize images driven by meta information. Browse and search images in your own cloud. Starsky is the name of the Starsky DAM (Digital asset management) system that runs as a desktop application and web service. You could add how to add users, set up your archives, upload content, control metadata, share content and more.

Accelerator for self-hosted photo-management

Starsky helps you get more value from creative digital assets like images and videos by making them easy to organize, access and distribute. The focus of the application is an individual’s digital file library or a photographer’s photo database. The goal is to have a application that store, organize, find, retrieve and share digital content.

Read more about how to get started

Demo app

There is a online demo of the Starsky Application.

See the online demo

Use the following credentials: username: and password:

Heroku quits the application after 30 minutes of inactivity. Content changes in the demo environment are not stored.

Main features

Shared server

To run in connected mode and collaborate use the server version. There are install instructions for the server available.

Desktop app as standalone or server client

The app can be used standalone or server client. This app runs the server application local.

Install instructions for the StarskyApp

Indexing and finding stuff back

A primary function of a DAM system is to make assets easily available to its users by providing a searchable index that supports retrieval of assets by their content and/or metadata. The cataloging function is usually part of the ingestion process for new assets.


Applications implement digital asset management by importing media types

Access control

The application includes security controls ensuring relevant people have access to assets.


Export smaller images and generation of templates is one of the features

Prepare for publication and add a watermark

Before I publish an item on my blog or social media, I do an automatic publication action. This places a watermark in the images. By means of configuration it is also possible that html is generated with meta information also attached so that search engines can find this content faster.

Starsky on Mac OS

Starsky App on Mac OS

Open Source project

Starsky is an open source project that can be used for free. Free as in Speech.


There is an changelog to see the recent changes