digikam-select: Batch export from Digikam using the command line

aegoreev at gmail.com aegoreev at gmail.com
Tue Mar 21 00:41:29 GMT 2017


That script of yours is simply amazing!
Thanks a ton for sharing this!

On Monday, March 20, 2017 3:51:17 PM MDT Jens Benecke wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I have finally finished scratching my very personal itch with Digikam
> and that was to be able to automatically (!) (re)export a fixed set of
> images from the Digikam database, without constantly having to perform
> the task manually in Digikam.
> May I humbly present "digikam-select.rb", first release:
>      https://github.com/jensb/digikam-select
> The idea is to be able to write scripts that automatically select images
> (and other files) from the digikam database based on rating, tags or
> album name and put copies somewhere else (e.g. on a NAS). The images can
> optionally be resized or recompressed using ImageMagick's "convert"
> utility. It is also possible to create symlinks or hardlinks saving
> space, only referencing matching images.
> I use this for the rest of my family: once a day digikam-select.rb
> selects all images tagged "for-Family", recompresses them using
> ImageMagick and recreates my album structure on our home NAS using these
> recompressed images. These folders are available to all family members
> and also automatically synced to our family Android tablet.
> So any time we want to go visit friends and maybe show some pictures we
> just grab the tablet and are sure only "suitable" images (but all good
> ones) are on there!
> There are many possible use cases, this is just one of them. Have a
> look, try it out, report bugs (on Github)!
> Thanks & enjoy,
> Jens

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