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

Dmitri Popov lazylegs at gmail.com
Tue Mar 21 10:00:49 GMT 2017

Neat script, but it doesn't seem to work for me. I filed an issue at GitHub.


On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 9:52 AM, daniel bip
<daniel.mail.public at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Jens,
> Your script seems so interesting, some days ago I was thinking of something
> similar, as I have a similar IT infrastructure for sharing DK's pictures at
> home, so such a script would be amazing. I'll try to test it during this
> week. Thank you very much for sharing!
> BR,
> d.
> On 20 March 2017 at 22:51, Jens Benecke <jens-digikam at spamfreemail.de>
> 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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