[kwlug-disc] Photo Managment

Sandeep Johri sandeepjohri at rogers.com
Sat Feb 9 05:34:16 EST 2019


What I rely on is the ability of the distro to identify packages that 
are not needed and removing them using 'autoremove'.  I run Debian - not 
sure if this is distro specific or available across all flavors of Linux.

I run XFCE and have Digikam installed.

From:
Sandeep Johri

On 2019-02-08 9:13 p.m., Ron Singh wrote:
> I got me  some learning to do on the "purge" parameters -- I am just 
> so hyper-paranoid that more than what came will go away.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ron Singh
>
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 8:57 PM Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com 
> <mailto:kb at 2bits.com>> wrote:
>
>     If you are running a Debian derived system, then you can
>     experiment as much as you want
>     with DigiKam and any other KDE based app.
>
>     $ sudo aptitude install blah
>     ... [pulls in a lot of stuff]
>
>     ... test it out
>
>     $ sudo aptitude purge blah
>
>     Everything goes back to how it was before you installed the
>     application.
>
>     So, not really a concern, and no need to install a KDE desktop
>     just to test ...
>
>     I run a couple of KDE programs on Xubuntu without issues.
>
>     On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 8:53 PM Colin Mackay <zixiekat at gmail.com
>     <mailto:zixiekat at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>         Thanks for the warning.  It doesn't matter too much.  I run
>         vCenter, so I'll just spin up a new Kubuntu.  I usually stick
>         with Cinnamon, Mate, or XFCE normally.
>
>         On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 8:22 PM Ron Singh
>         <ronsingh149 at gmail.com <mailto:ronsingh149 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>             Digikam brings along a whack of KDE dependencies with it
>             -- not sure if you are using a distro with the KDE desktop.
>
>             You might want to try Digikam packaged as an AppImage
>             first to see if it does what you need.
>
>             See:
>             https://www.digikam.org/download/
>             The download options on the upper-left-hand of your screen
>             offers 32-bit and 64-bit AppImages of DigiKam.
>
>             Thanks,
>
>             Ron Singh
>
>
>
>             On Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 8:02 PM Colin Mackay
>             <zixiekat at gmail.com <mailto:zixiekat at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>                 Thanks folks!
>
>                 I'll check out that reddit group, but DigiKam might do
>                 what I need...
>
>                 On Thu, Feb 7, 2019 at 2:31 PM Chamunks
>                 <chamunks at gmail.com <mailto:chamunks at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>                     A very helpful resource that I've found for
>                     self-hosted solutions which may lead you down the
>                     path to a solution would be
>                     https://reddit.com/r/selfhosted they have an
>                     incredible and growing list of options for FOSS
>                     self-hosted options for everything.  I remember a
>                     number of things hitting the sub with image
>                     hosting and organization in mind without having to
>                     do a full NextCloud Installation.
>
>                     On Thu, Feb 7, 2019 at 5:46 AM Sandeep Johri
>                     <sandeepjohri at rogers.com
>                     <mailto:sandeepjohri at rogers.com>> wrote:
>
>                         I use Digikam to manage my photos. May be
>                         worth a try if you haven't looked at it as yet
>                         (https://www.digikam.org/)
>
>                         From:
>                         Sandeep Johri
>
>                         On 2019-02-06 11:01 p.m., Chris Craig wrote:
>>                         It's been a while since I used it but I know
>>                         that GThumb used to have a bunch of options
>>                         for bulk operations, including using exif
>>                         data. One case that turned out really well
>>                         was when I had renamed a bunch of pictures I
>>                         was having printed off with the date as the
>>                         file name - which ended up being printed on
>>                         the back of the photo.
>>
>>                         On Wed, 6 Feb 2019 at 22:17, Colin Mackay
>>                         <zixiekat at gmail.com
>>                         <mailto:zixiekat at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>                             Hello everyone,
>>
>>                             I am looking for suggestions or ideas on
>>                             how to manage photos.
>>
>>                             Currently I have a FreeNAS box with about
>>                             250GB of pictures (41,000 files),
>>                             semi-organized into folders, but with the
>>                             date stamps all being accurate, from what
>>                             I can tell.
>>
>>                             I'd like some way to re-organize all the
>>                             pictures, by date, and be able to add a
>>                             description in the exif information.  I
>>                             know I could probably create a shell
>>                             script to move the pictures around, but I
>>                             was hoping there'd be some Open Source
>>                             management system that can help me do it.
>>
>>
>>                             Any help would be appreciated.
>>
>>                             Thanks!
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