[clug] Photo management?

Andrew Janke a.janke at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 20:17:25 UTC 2016

On 28 March 2016 at 20:07, Chris Smart <clug at christophersmart.com> wrote:
> I kicked up shotwell and imported the photos directory from the USB
> drive. I told it to copy the photos into a new location, ordered by
> year/month/day, to rename files lowercase and to write metadata to the
> photos themselves.

Didn't realise this, have to go digging for appropriate buttons/dialogs.

> This provided a nice new clean layout for my photos which I then copied
> back onto my server. There were a bunch of photos though which are not
> associated with a date and come up in shotwell under "No event" which
> I'll need to fix.


Is it sufficiently clever to use file creation date as a fallback? I
know this wouldn't work for you with how you moved things around but
it might work for me.

Can it populate EXIF data based upon this?

When you write tags/comments does shotwell store them in the files
(Better) or in some other database?  I'm a fan of google photos
because of the latter.

Yes, I could probably dig for these answers for myself, but I'm still
in holiday mode.



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