[Digikam-users] workflow for deleting not wanted RAW-Files

Micha Neubauer Micha.Neubauer at yahoo.de
Sun Aug 22 22:12:22 BST 2010

Hello everybody!

Just a short question on my workflow, since I guess that there is a nicer and faster way 
than I am doing it. Here it comes:

I always take a RAW and a JPG copy of each picture with my camera because I want to have a 
RAW copy of my good picures. Then I download the pictures in digiKam and delete all the 
crap I took. 
During this process I don't want to scrall through every picture twice (and have to delete 
twice) so I only look at the JPGS (by activating the filter at the bottom of the DK 
After this process is done I still have all the crap RAW files of which I deleted the 
jpgs. Then I go manually through the folder and delete every RAW file of which I do not 
have the corresponded JPG because, of course I don't want to keep a RAW copy of the crap 
photos I took. Then I copy the RAW files of the good fotos into another folder and store 
them away because at the moment I just want to backup my phots as RAW files but don't need 
them for now.
But this process sometimes takes quite a long time and there is also the danger of 
deleting the wrong RAW files just by accident when doing it fast and annoyed by this boring 
work. So now I guess there must be a way of automating this within DK.

But this it not all. The ideal solution is a little more complex:
Since I even don't want to keep the RAW files of ALL photos of which I keep the JPGs I am 
even looking for the possibility to for example to delete all RAW files of which I do not 
have a corresponding JPEG rated lower than 4 or with or without a certain tag. Sometimes 
you want to keep bad picutres just for memorizing moments but which do not justify 
occupying the momeory with big RAW files.

Anybody can help me with that? It would also be helpful to hear (or read) how other people 
deal with this problem. I guess I am not the only one wanting RAW-Files of only a  
selection of the photos they took.
thanks a lot in andvance


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