Rename and Rotate Digital Photos With jhead

July 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: command line, HowTo, image editing, linux, Ubuntu, windows 

I've recently been looking for a way to organize my digital photos by the date and time they were taken. Since I have more than one camera, it's not as simple as just sorting through file names since the cameras name the files differently. I was going to write a script using Image Magick to read the EXIF data and then the script would rename and organize the photo into a folder based on the date the photo was taken. Well, it turns out that someone has already written a handy program to take care of most of this task. The program is called jheadRead more

Command Line Basics: View Image EXIF Data

June 15, 2011 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: command line, HowTo, image editing, linux, Ubuntu 

I've got a huge number of digital photos on my computer that need to be organized. What I would like to do is sort the pictures by the date they were taken. The first step to sorting the pictures is to know the date they were taken. As long as the clock is properly set on your camera, your pictures should have the correct date and time of the photo stored in the image's EXIF data. You can view an image's EXIF data using the identify command. Read more

Command Line Basics: Change Your Password

June 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Hopefully by now you understand the need to have a strong password for your computer login. Perhaps you selected your password when you first installed GNU/Linux and you've never changed it. Maybe you don't even know how to change it. Today I'll show you how to change your password from the command line. Read more

Listing And Killing Tasks From The Command Prompt In Windows

June 2, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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Most Linux users are familiar with using the ps and kill commands from the Linux terminal to list and kill processes. Many Windows users are also familiar with ending errant processes by using the Windows Task Manager. But what if Task Manager won't work?  Read more

Wireless Internet On The MSI Wind With Ubuntu 11.04

May 8, 2011 by · 14 Comments
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My MSI Wind netbook uses a Ralink RT2700E wireless card for WiFi connectivity. The following are the steps I performed to get it working properly with Ubuntu 11.04 Natty NarwhalRead more

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