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Research photo management


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Bring order to your research — use the power of Tropy to organize and describe your research photos so you can quickly find your sources whenever you need them.

Visit to learn more or follow @tropy on Twitter for important announcements. To get started, download the latest version of Tropy for your platform, check out the user's manual and join the discussion on the forums.

If you are interested to work on Tropy or create your own builds, please find more details below. Happy hacking!

Install from Source

Install the latest version of Node.js (at least the version that ships with the current Electron release) and all requirements needed to use node-gyp on your platform.

Finally, clone this repository and install all of Tropy's dependencies:

$ npm install
$ npm run rebuild -- --force

To test that everything is set up correctly, run:

$ npm test

Creating Builds

To create a dev-build for your current platform run npm run build at the root of the repository. This will create a dev-build of Tropy in the dist folder.

Running in Dev-Mode

Alternatively, you can start Tropy in dev-mode directly from the root of the repository, by running npm start.


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