[KPhotoAlbum] Importing Pictures from Camera
jedd at progsoc.org
Tue Nov 9 02:00:00 GMT 2010
I think most people have their own (fairly customised :) work flow,
involving a small stack of bespoke scripts and existing graphics
My own, FWIW, involves dumping a memory card contents into a working
directory, running geeqie (try as I might, I just can't enjoy gwenview
as much) to a) fix up orientation, b) cull out unwanted images. Then
I run a simple script over the set that uses jpegexiforient and some
(sadly) non-free exifutils to set orientation, and each file's mtime
to match its exif datetime. I then sort (using two konquerors - as
I typically don't have much of a backlog) stuff into date-based dirs.
Then I'll do any gimp work (rare) or hugin stuff for panoramas (far
more common). I have a small script that replicates exif data and
advances the time by a few seconds, that I run over panos - just so
that they appear in the KPA thumbnail view immediately after the
last of the source files for the pano. At this point I'll crank up
KPA and start the process of tagging.
My granularity is down to the second - primarily to ensure sorting
makes sense, but also as I'll frequently have images from two
cameras for the same outing. If the clock's drifted substantially
I'll also do some exifdate shifts to try to align them again. I shoot
almost entirely in JPG, with RAW's kept outside of the KPA tree
(though I am aware that support for RAWs is very good these days).
Part of this is just historical practice, but also because I sync my
photo collection two my SO's laptop, my laptop, and also to a
server on the other side of the planet - raws aren't needed and/or
transferable / storable on those other machines.
I have been wondering about a better way of sorting files into
their right (iso-8601 based) directory - plus I've been meaning to
learn python for about two years too (so I can probably work out
how to set a day to start at 00:00:00 rather than 6am ;)
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