Ubuntu Multimedia :: How To Rename Photos In Batches
May 1, 2010
As a long-time Windows user, I have trouble zeroing in on many of the most basic tasks in Ubuntu. I have several dozen photos from my camera that I would like to rename in batches such as tulips01.jpg, tulips02.jpg, etc. In Windows I could highlight them and right-click to "rename" to do the lot. I understand that "renaming" is now changing a "property" but I cannot find the simple way to do an entire lot at a time.
I've installed Silkypix (tried 2.0 and 3.0SE) through Winedoors in Linux Mint Helena and keep getting coloured stripes across the photos. It actually works if I ignore these stripes but I wonder if it could be fixed...? I also tried Linux raw converters Rawtherapee and UFRAW but they don't seem as good, especially the noise reduction function. Can I fix Silkypix or is there another Linux software that is comparable?
I just recently purchased an iPod touch 4G running iOS 4.1 under the assumption that it would play nice with Ubuntu as stated here:..Devices/iPhone. It doesn't! I can't seem to get it to work. It shows up as a camera with 86MB of available space. I can access the photos that are on the device, but nothing else. I really would like to be able to transfer music to the device, but nothing seems to work. Rhythmbox doesn't even seem to recognize that it's there, the device isn't showing up in /media, and I can't seem to get a mount point. Has anybody out there had any success in this area? I've tried on both my 10.04 Desktop and 10.10 laptop machines
(Not too tech savvy here.) With Ubuntu 10.04.1, I'm trying to download a mix of photos and videos from my little Panasonic camera. When I download, F spot comes on and downloads, but I can't play the videos; can only look at the photos.
Best way to handle my photo collection, and though I love Picasa a great deal, I got tired of having to go through all 15,000 of my photos and retag them whenever I restored my computer from backups (which happened twice in the past year). I am now using Digikam, which I prefer because it saves tags and all that kind of info to the image file metadata. I would like to stick with Digikam exclusively but for one thing: the plugin that should allow me to e-mail photos is not working.
When I go to Image => Email Image and select "Gmail Agent", the result is "Failed to start "gmailagent" program. Check your system." Not sure what to check or where. I have also tried to use the Evolution option to mail photos, but I have never been able to figure out how to use an e-mail client; I have always used webmail. Perhaps it's not even possible to use Evolution to manage Gmail? Dunno. Not my primary concern.
I would gladly ask Digikam support about this, but after creating a new Bugzilla account for the purpose, it continues to tell me my login name is invalid. Maybe later. I am running Lucid with Ubuntu Studio on a dual core HP G61 laptop.
I would like to put Photos on a DVD disc so they can be viewed on a TV via a DVD player. What is the easies way to do this? And photos are in PNG format. Will this format work? or do I have to convert them to JPG?
Connected Camera. Imported photos to Shotwell.Shotwell asked whether to keep or erase photo from camera. I chose to erase.Started viewing the imported photos. After sometime Shotwell froze.Checked my photos folder, the photos haven't been copied there yet. Checked the camera; It's empty.There were 2 sqlite databases (.tmp files) in /tmp. Copied. I couldn't find those photos in either /tmp or ~/.shotwell or anywhere else.
I would like to get f-spot to create e-mails with reduced versions of photos and find that it almost works:
- f-spot opens up thunderbird - a reduced resolution of the photo is created in /tmp
but it fails to attach to the e-mail. I have googled this and have checked settings in with gconf-editor and made sure that thunderbird is the default e-mail and that delete_timeout_seconds is set high but this does not seems to .
Does anyone out there have any other idea what might be causing the problem? Once I get this working then it will be an extremely comfortable way to send correctly-sized photos.
Ubuntu Hangs While Trying to Transfer Photos and Videos From Digital Camera I have a Canon Powershot S3 IS and I've been trying to transfer photos and videos (13 gigs worth) from it to a local folder (I'm currently using Ubuntu 10.04) via USB cable. I've had very little success - I've only transferred one video file, everything else failed, including a single photo transfer attempt!
First it would take really long for the actual transfer to start after I've dragged and dropped files from the camera to a local folder (or even doing ctrl+c and ctrl+v). The progress bar would appear, but then it would take forever before the file transfer would start. In the case of the single video transfer, it started and finished after a while. But when I selected all of the videos on the camera and tried to transfer it all, it would just take a really long time, slow down gnome to the point of hanging, and then eventually just show me an error message indicating nothing could be transferred.
This is probably a bit of an unusual combination, but I'm using Digikam on Maté. Maybe the problem I'm about to describe just isn't an issue on KDE.
I have my photos in digikam, separated out into various folders. I use the timeline view or the tag view to show just a subset of photos, where the photos are scattered across different folders. Then I want to take those photos and make copies of them onto somewhere else outside of digikam's control, like a USB stick or an external drive or even just another folder. I do not want to change the photos which are in digikam, and I don't want to lose the folder information, tags etc.
I select the photos I want, and choose "Edit"->"Copy". But in my file manager Caja there is no "Paste" command available. I guess that Digikam has copied them into a KDE clipboard and Caja can't find them.
I can drag them into another folder of digikam, and that offers me a pop menu - do I want to move or copy? I can also cancel this if I realise it's not what I want to do.
I can also drag them to Caja, but then I have to be really careful. If I just let go (expecting the move/copy prompt), then it just goes right ahead and moves the pictures out of digikam, which is absolutely awful. The photos are gone from digikam, I lose what folders they were in, I lose what tags they had, and there's no confirmation. I have to spend ages moving the photos back where they came from, trying really hard not to lose any, and even then the tags are gone. I guess the file timestamps are destroyed too but I guess that's not so important. It's just a difficult task depending on how many photos there were and how many different folders, and how jumbled the filenames were.
Ok, so now I know that I have to hold the Ctrl key down when I drag, but still the mouse can accidentally let go before I press the key (I can only press the Ctrl after I start dragging, otherwise it deselects the photo I drag with).
The whole thing just seems fragile and error-prone, and there must be a way to make this less painful.
Maybe I can use something other than caja which handles the drop bit of the drag-and-drop better?
Maybe I can configure digikam to temporarily "lock" the photo database to prevent any accidental changes to the files?
Maybe I can configure digikam to confirm before moving files like this, so I can say "cancel"? (I already have "confirm when moving to wastebin" and "confirm when permanently deleting")
Maybe there's another mechanism for copy/paste from digikam to the file system which is more reliable? Some kind of export with a plain copy?
I'm guessing one popular response might be "don't use digikam with Maté", but I like both so that's tricky to resolve.
Failing any of those, is there any separate tool to search through a tree of photos, select those from a given timerange, and copy them to somewhere else? Either keeping the original folder structure or flattening it?
I'm relatively new to Ubuntu and am just trying to get basic functionality without having to punt back to Windows applications on Wine (such as Irfanview).All I want to do is step through photos (by pressing a key, such as the space bar) to view & then press a keyclick to move the good ones to a separate folder.
This is so fundamental that I must assume there must be software in Ubuntu which can accomplish those two simple tasks (step through a folder and move a file to another folder). Yet, I have The Gimp, GNU Paint, Krita, KSnapshot, XFig, XPaint, etc., and none of them appear to have this basic functionality (which Irfanview has, but on Windows).
What program can view and easily MOVE the photo to a stated directory in a single keystroke? Note: All the programs can "open a file" and "save as" but this is NOT the desired fundamental operation. The fundamental operation is:
- Press a key (spacebar would be nice) to scroll to the next photo in a folder.
- Press another key combination ("control + m" would be nice) to move the photo to a stated folder
- The "index" should NOT be reset (that is, the next spacebar should show the next photograph in the folder, not jump back, perhaps hundreds of photos, to the first photo as The Gimp does, for example, after a save).
- It's ok to set the move-to folder the first time, but it should not ask each and every time which folder as it should be the default for the move command after the first move.
Note: I also tried making the icons in the Nautilus browser huge and then control-click selecting the good ones, but that makes ALL icons at all times huge, and the scroll in Nautilus is atrocious, so, in effect, that was a failure. I need a graphic program that performs this simple task. This is so fundamental of a need (to scroll through and move just the good photos to a stated folder) that I find it hard to believe I can't (yet) find a graphics display program capable of scrolling and moving photos.
I *take* photos with both my Android smartphone and a fullblown DLSR. I *manage* photos organize, rename, rotate, etc. -- on my Opensuse box with KDE's Gwenview, and on my phone with Pixie Reef's "Fishbowl" Photo Gallery [URL]... I'm interested in your ideas about ways to keep everything in sync -- without using 3rd-party online services (No Picases, Flickr, Smugmug, etc). What needs to be kept in sync, somehow, includes:
The photos themsleves. Their organization among, and order in, various 'albums' Photo & filesystem metadata -- timestamps, filenames, EXIF data. PhotoApplication-specific data recognizing that at any time a change may be made on either device. rsync is a possibility, but once photos move into different dirs, it'd get messy. What workflow can I use to do this? Do I need a central server in the mix? If not using the 3rd-party services, is OwnCloud my best/only choice assuming that after each (group of)change(s) on each device I manage to sync with it?
my friend just got an Ipod touch, so he gave me his old shuffle. So when I got home, I plugged it in, and it mounted fine. Then I tried to rename it, but when I right click on the icon, the "Rename" option is grayed out. How do I rename it then?
How I could rename multiple jpg files. Say I copied IMG0001.JPG until IMG0134.JPG from my camera, and want to rename IMG0001 until IMG0064.JPG to 'party01.JPG' untill 'party64.JPG', etc. In windows there was a stupid wizard to rename files when you copied them onto your HD from a camera. Is there any good way to do something similar in ubuntu?
I'm trying to figure out how can I fill up multiple files with easytag. It looks like one can do it by selecting all files and using one of the schemes like " %a - %b/%n - %t " but to be absolutely honest I have no clue how it works. I'd like to fill up all selected files' tags with Artist, Title, Album, Year, Track# and Genre. How can one do it ?
Rhythmbox seems unable to handle a directory rename. My problem is the following:
1. Create a playlist in Rhythmbox with some songs in it. 2. Close Rhythmbox. 3. Rename the directory with the songs in it. 4. Open Rhythmbox. 5. The songs are gone from Rhythmbox' index and can be found under "Missing Files". New versions of the songs show up, but this is not very helpful, as the playlist is empty.
I searched the web and found a known bug which occurs if step 2 is left out (that is, a directory rename with Rhythmbox open). However, in my case, even changing a directory name without Rhythmbox running breaks its file index.
Just built myself an HTPC from scratch and installed Ubuntu 10.10 on it (using XBMC for now). I'm familiar with Linux and have been dabbling with it for many years but in the end my main computer runs OS X.Trying to modify a script I found elsewhere that will auatomagically rename and move downloaded TV shows into a preexisting file hierarchal system. I have an automator function on my Mac that was put together for PLEX but it will obviously not run in Ubuntu.Here's what I've got so far. Remind you I'm not much of a programmer:
I'm currently running Meerkat beta AMD64. I've been using Audacious in Ubuntu for years, before that I used XMMS.
In Windoze I used to use Winamp. Winamp has a plugin called gen_yar. Gen_yar would allow you to right-click on the playlist and copy your current playlist files in track order to any folder on your hard drive, or to a USB mounted mp3 player/thumb drive, whatever.
It had several checkboxes in the settings.
1) Rename the files adding the track number as the prefix (01_, 02_, etc).
2) Create a .m3u playlist of the tracks in that new folder using #EXTINF: instead of the full path. That way I can copy that folder to any gadget or another computer and the playlist will still play those files.
Here is the Winamp Plugin: gen_yar (Yar-matey!_Playlist_Copier) [URL] There's a link to the source code at the bottom of that site if that helps.
Here's another: Winamp Plugin Save Playlist In Order [URL]
I have yet to see this feature in any Linux media software. I've tried just about all of them. The only thing close would be drag-n-drop playlist files from Rhythmbox.
Does anybody know of a plugin for Audacious or Rhythmbox that will do this?
Alternatively, is there a Nautilus script that when I right click on a folder full of mp3s, it will create a playlist of files in that folder, and save that playlist file inside the folder (without the full paths as mentioned above)?
I hate having to boot into Virtual Box just to use Winamp to create portable playlists.
How would I rename all files with a leading decimal point recursivley? I some how got all my music files to have a decimal point.I tried the below and got a " sed argument to long".[CODE]find /media/MUSIC -type f -name "*.wma" | xargs -0 sed -i 's/.(.*)/1/'[CODE]
Another question, can i just use -type f with out -name ? I am sure that all the files got the decimal point added as the first character.
In the Windows world where I came from, Irfanview freeware easily renamed a large folder of JPEG photos by EXIF time & date stamps, appending a unique number if the time and date stamps were the same. Is there an equivalent rename-by-EXIF information batch command in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid? For example, change (based solely on EXIF information): FROM:DSC_0001.JPG TO:20110224_09:34:56am.JPG
Hey I've got firefox and google chrome installed. I was using firefox for school and had to watch a photographed tour for history. The photos would not show up at all but in chrome they came up fine. There was a video b4 the photos came up so idk if firefox coudnt view the photos or the video but I've got all the plugins
I have ubuntu on one laptop and arch linux on another. Ubuntu allows me to easily take photos from my camera and put them on my laptop. Arch does not, even after I've installed the "necessary" software.
What is it that ubuntu has that allows me to do this? I'd like to know, so that I can install it on arch.