Re: [Tracker] tag photos on import

Am Freitag, den 05.03.2010, 11:50 +0000 schrieb Martyn Russell:
On 13/02/10 09:25, Debarshi Ray wrote:
i working currently on a small project which interpret DCIM name system
produced by cameras. I started it to fix my photo workflow.


The programs like F-Spot are big monsters if you use it on netbook.
Especially if you use it only to import, tag and search photos. Most of
this can be done by tracker alone.

Shameless plug. Did you know about Solang: It is not as mature as F-Spot, yet,
and its UI needs to be tweaked a bit to make it work nicely with
smaller screens, but it uses Tracker for all sorts of things: tags,
exif, searching. However it does not do imports from cameras.

Normally all you see if you import photos from the camera, is a batch of
files. For me these are groups, like panorama, interval and normal
photos, audio comments and filtered or edited photos related to some
original photos. All of this is possible to interpret if they are on the
cam. After you import it this information is mostly lost.
My idea is to tag and group this photos on import, and safe this
information to tracker.

Sometime ago, on the Fedora lists there was a talk of a small
dedicated photo importer application:

Note that Tracker already sees mounted media and already indexes it 
(based on your config settings). So if you insert a memory card, those 
pictures are automatically being indexed for you (assuming 
tracker-miner-fs is running which it should be).

Tracker need metadata to be useful. Most cameras do not provide any
metadata. In most cases we cant extract it, we need create it.

Only way to get more info from photos/videos/audio is interpret file-
and foldernames, and getting filesystem creation date.
Do tracker will do this? or we need to create a separate tool.

If this is not working, please let us know and we will investigate.

By-the-way great comments from Ivan here.

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