[KimDaBa] Really rotate the pictures ?
jedd at progsoc.org
Tue Mar 22 11:53:48 GMT 2005
On Tue March 22 2005 10:33 pm, Jesper K. Pedersen wrote:
] Well not touching files is only half the problem, the other part is that I
] don't really want to start having kimdaba depend on a 3rd party tool for
] doing the actual rotation, and making such a connection optional is pretty
] expensive maintainance wise.
Sure. But what's the solution for someone who has been running
KimDaBa over their photo collection for a while now, and has
about 10000 images, of which 400 are rotated in one direction?
(My stats, btw. Plus I've got 21 that are rotated 270, and 1 x 180.)
It's a pain with other apps (for instance I prefer gqview's interface
for doing slideshows where I've got a bunch of files in a given
sub-directory) that don't, obviously, respect the index.xml file.
Identifying them is tricky enough for your average user. Coping
with turning them around is trickier still - first identifying which
ones to spin, through a third party app, and then modifying their
KimDaBa database later, manually, by turning all those images
back to the 'right' way .. complicated, I imagine, by the fact that
their checksums will have changed.
Looking through the index.xml, it's not so hard to identify
angle=X entries, and with awk it wouldn't be all that hard to
use a bash script to do this in one fell swoop .. modifying the
angle= entry, say. But changing the md5sum thing is something
I, for one, don't know how to do offhand.
At the moment the things in the 'too hard' basket. One day I'll
probably be motivated to spend a few hours fixing this aspect of
my image collection, but it's not something I'm looking forward to.
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