Storing jpegs and raw files in different directory structures

Maik Qualmann metzpinguin at
Mon Jun 12 06:55:25 BST 2023

Regardless of the software solution, why not just buy a larger NVMe disk, 
clone disk and expand partitions, done. At some point your current NVMe disk 
will be too small anyway.


Am Montag, 12. Juni 2023, 00:00:06 CEST schrieb Warren Baird:
> Hi all,
> slightly odd question:  I have a laptop that I use to work with my
> photos when I'm not at home.   I synchronize my digikam directory
> between my primary computer and my laptop with unison.
> Unfortunately my digikam directory is getting so large that I am running
> out of space on my laptop, which only has a single NVMe slot, so I can't
> easily increase the amount of disk space there.
> I normally shoot with my camera set to record both jpg and raw files,
> and the raw files are a *lot* bigger than the jpegs, however, 99% of the
> time I work with the jpg files, I only rarely have to do something with
> the raw files (i.e. if something ends up being really underexposed, etc.)
> What I'd like to do to resolve this is have to parallel versions of my
> digikam directory, one with jpg, one with raw files, and then I can just
> sync the jpg directory to my laptop.
> I can definitely write a python script that periodically trolls through
> my directory and moves any raw files it finds into the appropriate spot
> in the other directory, but it might be easier if there was some
> built-in way to do it in digikam.
> Any ideas?   I'm ok using a script to split the directories now - but
> it'd be nice in the future if I could tell digikam to put jpgs in this
> structure, and raw files in this structure when I'm importing new files.
> Thanks!!
> Warren

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