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Old 02-08-2004, 02:19 PM   #16
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Re: GQView is NO replacement for ACDSee


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Originally posted by jlinkels
Dear All,

I am pretty frustrated. I *WANT* to say goodbye to Windows. But for picture organizing there is no substitute yet for ACDSee. Despite of the umpteen statements being made that program XXX is a ACDSee clone.

Yeah, all programs show thumbnails and allow you to delete files. You can even rename files, ONE-BY-ONE.

I do a lot of model photography, that means shooting hundreds of pics in sequential mode, landscape and portrait.

At the end of the day I want to:
1. Select all the portrait files and rotate them, all at once to the correct orientation
2. Batch rename all files, using auto-numbering and a template, Like:
"rename all selected file to Michelle_Feb_2004-###.jpg" where ### is the sequence number, so Michelle_Feb_2004-001.jpg Michelle_Feb_2004-002

Both you do not want to do on a one-by-one basis, or do you?
Cool, I have found NO Linux program to do this for me, including GQView or Compupic. I appreciate all efforts being made, but all of them are still a far way from home.

Apparently I am the only user doing professional photography under Linux?? Do I have to stick to Windoze?

And yes, I do want to pay for such a program.

Comments welcome

Hans Linkels


I just renamed about 3,000 photos using Gqview. It took about 15 secs. (Part of a video project.) Simply highlight as many as you need right click and "rename" in the upper right corner there's a box that says "Auto Rename". Check that and you can do anything you want. It has several excellent batch features.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 03:21 PM   #17
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i think feh is a good image viewer, and for renaming, i think sed and be used for that, or make urself a bash script to bulk rename all the files, after all thats why bash and sed, and gawk, and whatnot were made (well it could be eh?),

http://www.linuxbrit.co.uk/feh/

i picked it cuse its a simple viewer simualr to the one in winXP (kinda), only it can do a whole lot more

Last edited by SciYro; 02-08-2004 at 03:26 PM.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 06:55 PM   #18
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My favorite is XnView
I swore by Acdsee 2.4 on Windows (anything newer is just full of useless bulk), but since finding XnView, I use it on both Linux and Windows.
I don't think it will look into archives, though...it's an image viewer...but it will read and write practically any image format available.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 02:44 AM   #19
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Problem Solved

Dear Friends,

I am impressed by the fast and useful answers.

After 6 months of Googling etc, without finding what I needed, I now have a useful image organizer installed.

Since the first reply was about gthumb, I downloaded and installed this gthumb 2.0.1. BTW, you do *not* need Gnome installed. I have KDE installed on RedHat 8, and I only needed to install libgnomeprint and libgnomeprintui before the dependencies were solved. Maybe gthumb 2.2 offers more, but it seems to run only on RedHat 9, and I cannot use RedHat 9 because of a bug in smbmount. Haven't tried to make it run on RH8 though.

Surprisingly, the program does exactly what I want, batch rename, rotate the picture, and even displaying metadata. I think the image editing features (brightness, contrast etc) are even better than in ACDSee. At least faster and easier to access.

About the other suggestions:

GQView: I use version 1.0.2, but I really cannot make it do a sequential rename. It renames one by one.

sed & awk: For a number of tasks I prefer command line interface. However, image organizing is one of the tasks for which I *really* prefer a GUI :-)

Xnview: Looks impressive, haven? tried it because my problem seems to be solved by gthumb.

Just one question left: WHY are all those image organizers stated as ACDSee clone while they don'? even come close offering the most common features, and WHY is gthumb not advertised as such while it actually is?

Anyway, thanks a lot to you all.
Hans
 
Old 08-14-2006, 04:31 PM   #20
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Quote:
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If you have GNOME nautilus installed you can download gthumb from gthumb.sourceforge.net
gThumb is what I was looking for. Thanks for the link
 
Old 08-15-2006, 03:22 AM   #21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jlinkels
Dear All,

I am pretty frustrated. I *WANT* to say goodbye to Windows. But for picture organizing there is no substitute yet for ACDSee. Despite of the umpteen statements being made that program XXX is a ACDSee clone.

Yeah, all programs show thumbnails and allow you to delete files. You can even rename files, ONE-BY-ONE.

I do a lot of model photography, that means shooting hundreds of pics in sequential mode, landscape and portrait.

At the end of the day I want to:
1. Select all the portrait files and rotate them, all at once to the correct orientation
2. Batch rename all files, using auto-numbering and a template, Like:
"rename all selected file to Michelle_Feb_2004-###.jpg" where ### is the sequence number, so Michelle_Feb_2004-001.jpg Michelle_Feb_2004-002

Both you do not want to do on a one-by-one basis, or do you?
Cool, I have found NO Linux program to do this for me, including GQView or Compupic. I appreciate all efforts being made, but all of them are still a far way from home.

Apparently I am the only user doing professional photography under Linux?? Do I have to stick to Windoze?

And yes, I do want to pay for such a program.

Comments welcome

Hans Linkels
Well as most linux applications are open source and free... will you pay me a finders-fee if I find you one?
 
Old 08-15-2006, 04:28 AM   #22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jlinkels
Dear All,

I do a lot of model photography, that means shooting hundreds of pics in sequential mode, landscape and portrait.

At the end of the day I want to:
1. Select all the portrait files and rotate them, all at once to the correct orientation
2. Batch rename all files, using auto-numbering and a template, Like:
"rename all selected file to Michelle_Feb_2004-###.jpg" where ### is the sequence number, so Michelle_Feb_2004-001.jpg Michelle_Feb_2004-002
In an effort to help you and the Linux community in general, i volunteer my services to look through your model collection in all sorts of viewers

Seriously though, what you're after may be better achieved in a number of steps, there are command line tools i have seen mentioned in this forum that can rotate images, you could have a script to process every file (say in a directory), rename it, rotate it, whatever. I imagine most programs will do this in the background anyway for that sort of task.
 
Old 08-15-2006, 06:27 AM   #23
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Well...

This post is over two and a half years old now. (I was even using RedHat 8 at that time...). To give an update:

- I posted in this thread that I had solved my problem using Gthumb to my full satisfaction.

- In the mean time I changed my shooting mode to RAW, which means I have to to RAW conversion, sharpening, EXIF data copy etc. The file renaming problem has changed in that I don't want to rename file names sequentially. Instead, I need to give the file a subject related name, but also keep a link to the original RAW file.

- Fortunately my script abilities have been improved. Most of the workflow I now perform by command line scripts. Gthumb is only needed for viewing the pictures and cropping.

But thanks anyway for any good advice.

jlinkels
 
  


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