[Digikam-users] What does DK's import from card do?

Anders Lund anders at alweb.dk
Mon Apr 9 13:00:02 UTC 2012


On Mandag den 9. april 2012 13:33:30 John Stumbles wrote:
> (Apologies if this is an RTFM/STFW question but I couldn't find the answer!)
> 
> With DigiKam installed on a Linux KDE system when I plug in a camera's
> memory card KDE offers me options to open a file manager or import
> pictures with DK. I've always imported pictures using my own script
> (http://yaph.org.uk/photo/) which renames each image file, transposing
> UPPER CASE to lower and prefixing the camera-generated filename with a
> date-and-timestamp derived from the image creation time in
> YYYYMMDD_hhmmss format and puts them in a directory with today's date
> e.g.  ~/pix/2012/20120409. It also auto-rotates images according to
> their exif orientation tag.
> 
> Can DK do anything like this? Especially naming the files in the format
> I'm currently using: I would not want to try to rename my existing
> collection of images to match a different scheme just to suit DK.

In the digikam import window, click the "settings" tab on the right to get a 
lot of options for how to import. In the manual this is covered in the chapter 
"Using a digital camera with digikam".

-- 
Anders


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