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

Customizing File Manager Menus in KDE4

April 8, 2010 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: HowTo, KDE, linux, Ubuntu 

I've shown previously how to customize the Nautilus File Manager in GNOME/Ubuntu with Nautilus Actions. Today I'll show how to add custom items to the file manager context menu in KDE4/Kubuntu.

The KDE customizations work through desktop configuration files. These are the same type of files used to configure shortcuts on your desktop. When these files are placed inside the proper directories, they are used to create custom context menu items. These files can be stored in two places:  Read more

Watermark Images With Nautilus Actions

March 21, 2010 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: bash, gnome, HowTo, image editing, linux, Ubuntu, web development 

In my last post I showed how you can add your own custom functions to the GNOME file manager with Nautilus Actions. I've also shown previously how to batch watermark images with ImageMagick. I've made some adjustments to my previous script so that it will automatically scale the watermark to fit the target image. Read more

Batch Watermark Images in Linux

August 16, 2009 by · 16 Comments
Filed under: bash, HowTo, linux, web development 

I previously wrote up a post showing how to watermark images in Linux with ImageMagick. Without too much work you can write a script to do batch processing of your images. This way you can watermark a whole directory of images at once. Read more

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