I was looking into the Cartwin software and had mentioned it in another thread. It is really amazing database software with powerful tools, except for the fact that it is over $1300.00! I did a quick search on Ebay and came across this database software which is meant for weapon collectors, but which I think would function fine for having a basic cartridge database with photos:
It allows for user-defined fields, and the existing fields can all be redefined with more cartridge specific categories like headstamp, powder, case metal, core type, bullet type, ect… Of course you can write any info in the notes section and have any number of photos. It has 30 user-defined feature checkboxes, and also has a neat section for tracking the history of the cartridges with dates - so you’ll never forget where you got that rare cartridge from 10 years ago! The link above allows you to download a demo program for free to try it out (only allows 25 entries) [color=#FF0000]and the full program is only $30.00! [/color] Most importantly for many ammo collectors - it is easy to use and all the functions as far as filling in fields, redefining fields and adding photos is all very obvious. I just bought a copy after trying the demo. I must sound like an advertisement for the software, but I knew nothing of it before doing a quick search 30 minutes ago!
Another note - I know from seeing other collectors’ database software that porting a program over from one system to another can be difficult and I’ve seen very old computers being hung onto for system compatibility to that end. If you get this software I would recommend saving the initial setup file (dtarmset) and any subsequent saved databse files to a CD or thumb drive so that you can reload the whole thing on a new computer if yours should crash & die.