Lightnings taking a ride

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Have you tried looking at Linux Equivalents? Depending on your needs, you might find something workable from this constantly updated list. Also online storage services similar to Dropbox, Box, iCloud, etc., offer simple image manipulation as part of their photo sharing features. They are constantly updating editing features of the sharing apps. Although ...


By "unprocessed" you mean not turned into the movie yet? Or nothing that requires manual attention and interaction? If you will be cropping, crop the stills early. The video (if normal video usage; you did not specify) is much lower resolution than a photo. So resuce the resolution to the final dimentions, right away. You say these are in-camera jpeg ...


Time lapse implies it will be made into movies, which HD is about 2 megapixels each frame. If so, and if you took these with a 12 or 24 megapixel camera, then for smaller storage, you could (crop and) batch resample them to 1920x1080 pixels now, instead of waiting until later to do the same. This of course implies that you do some of the work now.


If you are looking to reduce space, you are going to lose quality in some manner. If you strip the exif data, you will not lose image quality, but can (marginally) reduce the size of the files at the expense of that information. If you are looking for more significant reductions, I would suggest looking at tools that reduce file size by maintaining apparent ...


You didn't mention your DAM in text but since you speak about Darktable in title, I assume that this is your program of choice. I think that (a variant of) 1. is the most recommended method since SQLite (Darktable's DB backend) allows (some sort of) multi-concurrency. More technical details: SQLite allows simultaneous reads but just one writer because the ...


One key aspect of LR, one that many users initially struggle with, is that its organizational features mostly try to abstract you away from the file system and folders. LR invites you to see your photos as a collection or database, and you typically organize them by different dimensions, not by file location. I cannot tell you which of those methods or ...


TL;DR - The answers by John and Mark tell you what to do. This answer addresses why those are good answers. I don't use Lightroom, so this may not apply completely. The answers by @john and @Mark are very good. I just want to highlight some fundamental issues that they assume, but don't explicitly state here. 1) To be sane, you need to store each photo in ...

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