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 have a folder containing the output from Windows XP "File and Settings Transfer Wizard" - the folder refuses to be imported into any flavour of Windows and the original windows system is no more - so I found a little program called fastconv [URL] which extracted all the files but fails to rename them - been working on this solidly for 3 days now, there are 47,000 files in 20gb, so naturally the customer is very concerned.
I noticed that Ubuntu cleverly recognises the type of file, assuming its looking at the contents of the file rather than the extension.
Is there any way I can automatically rename the files based on the mime type?
I was hoping to get some pointers on how to rename files based on database entry. I got hundreds of thousands of files that has GUID name assigned to it. only way to find out the file name is to look up the database table. Its obvious that this is not efficient. I couldn't find any tutorials on how to do this. Please point me to right direction. A starting point would be very helpful.
Sequentially number files based on date modified (rename cli)
I'm almost done a larger script which takes all the pictures in a folder, converts it to video, and emails it to me. Everything worked fine until I realized the picture filenames weren't always starting at 1, then ffmpeg chokes.
I have a bunch of files in a folder which I need to rename to:
I don't want to install any additional packages and I'd like this to run in a single command if possible.
If not possible, then a bash script would work too.
I'm pretty new to bash scripting, but I really want to wrap my head around it.What I'm trying to do is: From directory "A": Go in to all subdirectories and rename all files within icrementally according to the directory name. SO:
I'm writing a bash shell script that among various other things will traverse through a directory with hundreds of files and rename those who match a pattern found in a config file. It's expected that only about one in ten files will actually match, and those who don't, will simply just be ignored for this purpose.
This should for instance cause the file "dBase program file December 1987.prg" to be renamed "Clipper source code December 1987.prg", and conversely "C++ source August 1996.cpp" to be renamed "C source code August 1996.cpp" etc.A sample file such as "Random Data File.dat" should not be renamed here since it's not mentioned in the config file..What is the quickest, most elegant way to do this in bash?I am thinking of using bash's built-in regex matching combined with the /bin/rename utility, but don't quite know how to get started to catch this..I guess there are plenty ways of doing this in perl and elsewhere as well, but since this has to integrate into a pre-existing bash script, that's what I'm looking for.Anyone out there with a spare moment to offer a hint in the right direction?
I've read about and taken brief looks at F-Spot, Gthumb, GQView, KphotoAlbum, and digiKam. Why is it so hard to find an app that edits IPTC? I think digiKam is supposed to, but 1) I was hoping not to have to run a KDE app on Gnome and 2) I can't even figure out how to use the darn thing ... it seems very unintuitive to me.
I miss Irfanview so much. (and no, I don't want to run WINE. I don't know why so many people are quick to suggest running Windows apps in WINE. If i wanted to run Windows apps, I'd run stinkin' Windows.)
It's one of those weeks for me when I feel like the more I actually try to USE Ubuntu for getting things done (as a long time Windows user), the more my hands are tied. I mean crap... MediaMonkey, Irfanview, ... ugh. Computers are for accomplishing tasks. Apps are for doing those tasks. OSes are for running those apps. I used to be a diehard OS/2 fan back in the day until I finally gave in to Windows. I still knew OS/2 was way superior, but what's the use in running a "superior" OS if you don't have the apps with features you need? I'm not trying to start a fight here and I hope I don't get slammed for my little venting here, but honestly...
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 have very little linux experience. And need some help with a bash script. I need to a script I can set cron to run to sort files out of a holding folder into final folders. It doesn't necessarily have to be bash, but I think it would be sufficient for this. File names are formatted as such when created: Dest-Date-Time-CID-Destination# I want the files to be moved from a all in one holding folder to a folder structure like this.
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?