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Old 05-24-2017, 07:58 AM   #1
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Copying Pictures to new folder


Hi all, I am running linux mint (cinnamon) which I am using to replace my windows XP computer. It is running on a Dell 64 Bit with 2Gb memory and a 325Gb hard drive.
I am trying to copy recent pictures from the pictures folder to a new folder created within the pictures file.
All I succeeded in doing was copying all 24 pictures about 6 times as I experimented.
It would appear that it is not possible to "Drag and Drop" as I did in windoze so how can I import the 24 pictures from the pictures file into a new folder? I have just downloaded these pictures from my camera via a usb connection which all went okay as the pictures are in the correct place.
Can anyone advise me please
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:20 AM   #2
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Hi there.

Just to confirm what it is that you're trying to do, are you wanting to copy or move the photos i.e. do you want copies of the photos left in the original folder?

What I don't understand about your question is that drag and drop works fine in Cinnamon. You select the files you want to move/copy, you left click and drag them to the new folder, you drop them. Job done.

Whether the files are moved or copied depends, I think, on the destination: if the destination is in the same file system, the files are moved; if it is in a different file system, the files are copied.

If you want to force the issue as to whether the files are moved or copied then while you are dragging hold down the Shift key (move) or Ctrl key (copy).
 
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:21 AM   #3
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in general Drag & Drop should work, therefore you need to specify exactly what did you try.
 
Old 05-24-2017, 08:23 AM   #4
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more detail is needed, but from what you said I can guess.

you have "new" photos that you want copied somewhere else, and when you selected 24 images it copied them but not the ones you wanted, and this happened 6 times?

Where you looking at what you were doing when you did this?

you might want to look into Imaging management software.

Best Linux Photo Management Software In 2016

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Old 05-24-2017, 08:35 AM   #5
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Copying pictures to new folder

Sorry all for lack.of info.
All I wanted to do was place the pictures that I had downloaded from my camera (24 individual pictures) into a new folder within the pictures file in linux.
In windoze all I had to do was drag and drop which I tried to do (several times) in linux. This appeared to work but the new file was empty.
Maybe I need to give the new file an extension but I dont know what it could be if that is the case.
Hopefully I can get this resolved.
Thanks
 
Old 05-24-2017, 08:45 AM   #6
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Sorry all for lack.of info.
All I wanted to do was place the pictures that I had downloaded from my camera (24 individual pictures) into a new folder within the pictures file in linux.
In windoze all I had to do was drag and drop which I tried to do (several times) in linux. This appeared to work but the new file was empty.
Maybe I need to give the new file an extension but I dont know what it could be if that is the case.
Hopefully I can get this resolved.
Thanks
Ok. I think we'll need to go through this in stages.

In which folder are the downloaded photos currently? Are you looking at them on the desktop (if that's where they are) or with the Nemo file manager?
 
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Android Phone -> Linux -> Pictures Directory.
"This appeared to work but the new file was empty."

are you sure you are using the proper terminology? Techy jargon the same between Windows and Linux. for the most part.

New File - why are you getting a "new File"? create -> new File ( is going to be empty)

another thought:

you know for a fact that their are images within that folder you grabbed on your phone then dragged over into the file manager that was already selected so that it is showing the Pictures folders contents?

another thought:

or the images where out there in plain sight on your phone in the directory they where stored in. you selected them and the file manager you where using opened up a information box showing you that files were being copied over. When completed and you looked only to find the directory on your PC empty?

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Ok. I think we'll need to go through this in stages.

In which folder are the downloaded photos currently? Are you looking at them on the desktop (if that's where they are) or with the Nemo file manager?
The pictures were downloaded from my Canon EOS SLR camera (not an android or any other phone) via a usb connection on the camera to a usb port on my desktop. The pictures were downloaded by the linux system to the "Pictures folder" on which I created a new folder and renamed it to what I needed.
I then highlighted all 24 pictures and left clicked holding the shift key which appeared to allow me to physically move all the pictures as the original plus picture outlines were shown and dropped this into the new folder created. This is normal procedure in windows and I tried opening the new file as all 24 pictures were still showing. The new file was empty.
At this stage I tried again using right and left click with and without shift key with the result that my 24 pictures are now 144 pictures.
I closed down my computer to have a think about this after posting to linux questions and I am currently using my tablet to respond.
I hope that I have covered everything that I tried.
 
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The pictures were downloaded from my Canon EOS SLR camera (not an android or any other phone) via a usb connection on the camera to a usb port on my desktop. The pictures were downloaded by the linux system to the "Pictures folder" on which I created a new folder and renamed it to what I needed.
I then highlighted all 24 pictures and left clicked holding the shift key which appeared to allow me to physically move all the pictures as the original plus picture outlines were shown and dropped this into the new folder created. This is normal procedure in windows and I tried opening the new file as all 24 pictures were still showing. The new file was empty.
At this stage I tried again using right and left click with and without shift key with the result that my 24 pictures are now 144 pictures.
I closed down my computer to have a think about this after posting to linux questions and I am currently using my tablet to respond.
I hope that I have covered everything that I tried.
Ok, thanks. Are you sure that created a new folder in the Pictures folder and not a new empty file?

How did you create the new folder in Pictures?

P.S. Fire up the computer again. I will take you step by step through what to do.

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Old 05-24-2017, 09:42 AM   #10
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Ok, thanks. Are you sure that created a new folder in the Pictures folder and not a new empty file?

How did you create the new folder in Pictures?

P.S. Fire up the computer again. I will take you step by step through what to do.
I created a new folder by right clicking in the pictures file and then renamed it. The new folder does appear within the pictures folder.
Unfortunately for me I cannot fire up.my computer as I have to go out. This is a quick response to thank you for your post and let you know that it has been viewed
 
Old 06-04-2017, 04:22 PM   #11
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Ok, thanks. Are you sure that created a new folder in the Pictures folder and not a new empty file?

How did you create the new folder in Pictures?

P.S. Fire up the computer again. I will take you step by step through what to do.
Extremely sorry for the delay in a response to your request and please accept my apologies for this. This was due to a personal home matter and has taken its time and toll on me.

Anyway as I was stressed out previously with my attempts and not stopping to work my way through this then this is the first occasion that I have had to go on line.
I revisited my problem and deleted all the duplicate pictures that I had managed to create and thought long and loud about what I was about to do. Cutting this story short I have in fact managed to copy all the pictures that I needed into the new folder that I created so I have answered my own question.
I just want once more to apologise to all who took the time to look at my post and offer up their opinions etc.
Thank you all very much
Tikiman
 
Old 06-05-2017, 12:32 AM   #12
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Extremely sorry for the delay in a response to your request and please accept my apologies for this. This was due to a personal home matter and has taken its time and toll on me.

Anyway as I was stressed out previously with my attempts and not stopping to work my way through this then this is the first occasion that I have had to go on line.
I revisited my problem and deleted all the duplicate pictures that I had managed to create and thought long and loud about what I was about to do. Cutting this story short I have in fact managed to copy all the pictures that I needed into the new folder that I created so I have answered my own question.
I just want once more to apologise to all who took the time to look at my post and offer up their opinions etc.
Thank you all very much
Tikiman
I am glad that you sorted it out, Tikiman. Absolutely no need to apologise.

Many thanks indeed for getting back and letting us know! Don't hesitate if there's anything else.
 
  


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