[clug] Photo management?

Andrew Janke a.janke at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 21:06:00 UTC 2016

> Yeah, I thought about that and it should be possible. I didn't want to
> delay further so I decided to just get everything in for now and make
> this a problem I deal with down the track. It shouldn't be that big a
> deal because I know what the photos are and using shotwell it shouldn't
> be hard to put them in the right spot.

OK, for now I do this via a Perl script that parses for EXIF data and
if it doesn't exist inserts an EXIF and uses file creation date. But
if shotwell is a one step thing I'm happy with this too!

> AFAIK, by default it writes metadata to its database. However, I told it
> to write the metadata into the files themselves, that way if shotwell
> disappears, or someone else imports the photos into shotwell or into
> something else, they will hopefully get some of the same metadata.

As EXIF tags? (useable by other things)? I'm curious.

And yes, in my "spare time" (ie: procrastination time), I tag photos
with various things that get put in the EXIF header.


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