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How can I rename files to match their EXIF "created date"?

ExifTool is pretty much the Swiss army chainsaw for doing these kinds of things. It has a steep learning curve, but once you're over it, the kind of renaming you're after is a snap: ...
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What is a resolution unit?

This is in the Exif standard for metadata, on page 26: ResolutionUnit The unit for measuring XResolution and YResolution. The same unit is used for both XResolution and ...
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How can I rename files to match their EXIF "created date"?

For simple things where the flexibility, power, and complication of ExifTool aren't necessary, I like to use the tool jhead. It's a command-line tool available for Linux, Mac, and Windows. ...
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How can I delete files previously removed from Darktable?

Darktable has two distinct operations: Remove and Delete/Trash. By default, the DEL key is bound to the former. That just removes the information about that file ...
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How to format a 4TB hard disk for photography files?

'Photography files' are no different to any other kind of file. Use NTFS (because it allows for larger files and is generally the newer, better system) and the default allocation unit size - a larger ...
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Why is my external drive missing from Picasa?

There are certain types of drives that Picasa refuses to list in its "Folder Manager" – generally these are drives formatted with the exFAT file-system, commonly used on USB sticks. There are two ...
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What's a good Lightroom Alternative that sorts images by dimensions and aspect ratios?

You can do this with free software - XnView MP. In Browser mode you can select icon with folders on right, select Details and then click on the column you want to use for sort.
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Simple Tool or script to sort in folders and by date RAW images in linux?

Exiftool reads many raw formats. You can use a command similar to this one to rename your photo files : ...
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What's the best way to share photos with a client?

DropBox is free unless you want/need a larger storage allowance, which will cost you. (https://www.dropbox.com/buy?_tk=individual_hero_button) PixieSet is free, though the website takes a 15% ...
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Should I bother organising into file system folders in Lightroom or just use metadata?

Interestingly, I also found the same blog when starting out with Lightroom. There are many ways to get images organized and I found have a file-system structure is very helpful. First is that the ...
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How do I delete from the disk pictures I deleted in a folder in Lightroom CC?

For those who have done the same mistake here is how to proceed: In the Library view, right click on a folder and select Synchronize... Check both ...
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What is a resolution unit?

From MSDN Knowledge Database System.Image.ResolutionUnit Indicates the resolution units. Used for images with a non-square aspect ratio, but without meaningful absolute dimensions. 1 = No ...
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Lightroom 6 - suggestions on how organize pictures

Lightroom is strongest in VIRTUAL organization. You have numerous choices, among them (and not mutually exclusive): You can physically (on disk) organize in any way convenient; I personally prefer ...
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How to format a 4TB hard disk for photography files?

Use NTFS unless you plan on connecting this drive to a system which only supports FAT. Also, set the Allocation Unit Size as high as possible per http://www.howtogeek.com/136078/what-should-i-set-the-...
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How can I rename files to match their EXIF "created date"?

I use the following script, placed in ~/.local/share/nautilus/scripts (this should work for any Linux distro using Nautilus as a file manager): ...
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When shooting RAW + JPEG , is there a way to delete the raw files without deleting the corresponding JPEG, without having to hook it up to PC/laptop?

My Canon cameras also behave like this and AFAIK this is standard behavior for all cameras. Assuming 40-50MB for a JPEG+Raw pair you can still put over 1200 shots in a 64GB card. This is quite a lot. ...
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When shooting RAW + JPEG , is there a way to delete the raw files without deleting the corresponding JPEG, without having to hook it up to PC/laptop?

Although I do agree with some of the comments, like that it makes more sense to keep all your photos on the phone rather than the camera, what you do is ultimately up to you. So I will answer your ...
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How to save Darktable edits as a file?

Darktable saves edits in sidecar files. Sidecar files have the file extension .xmp and are a list of instructions to reproduce the history of edits. Because the ...
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How does digikam identify/track photos?

Looking at the Digikam database (SQLite version): Photos are identified with unique IDs These ids are linked to a file name and an "album", and a "hash"(*) An "album" ...
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Nikon file formats

Those file types are for picture control profiles, not images. NX studio opens D4 NEF files just fine... You have to navigate to the folder in the location/folder tree on the left side.
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Nikon file formats

Do you mean you double-click a file and does not open with the software? I'm sorry my OS screencaptures are in Spanish. Assuming you are using Windows: Open a folder that has one NEF file. Right-...
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Attach camera via USB, or remove the cards from the camera?

Card-Reader Can Still be Faster A camera might be designed to write 35 megabytes per second to the card and handle the “U1” standard, and reading back out is oddly capped at 20 Mbytes/s due to the USB ...
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Why is my DSLR taking duplicate pictures?

I found my D7000 was doing this in timer re is a setting where you can select how many photos you want the camera to take when it's on a timer.. I fixed it by going int the settings for the self-timer ...
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Sharing rating between Digikam and Rawtherapee

As far as I know, there is currently no way to translate PP3 to XMP sidecars, or vice versa. And developers are often reluctant to adapt their program to read data written by another program, ...
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How can I delete files previously removed from Darktable?

You can give 5 stars to all images in you collection (select all, then press key 5), and then use the following script to delete all images that have a ranking of 1 (default ranking). ...
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Family Photos System Strategies

In terms of backup, I don’t think it sound. But it’s better than nothing. Putting pictures in the cloud can add flexibility to a workflow. It’s a wonderful technology. And for a business use, it is ...
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When shooting RAW + JPEG , is there a way to delete the raw files without deleting the corresponding JPEG, without having to hook it up to PC/laptop?

There is a simple way to do exactly what you want, but unfortunately cannot be done with the D5600 (or any camera with a single card slot). On Nikons with 2 card slots, you can set it so that all the ...
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What's a good Lightroom Alternative that sorts images by dimensions and aspect ratios?

Bridge In Adobe Bridge you can sort by dimensions when you view your photos as a list. This seems to sort your images from tall portraits to wide landscape (e.g. horizontal panoramas). Lightroom In ...
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Darktable: How to edit the same image as multiple different edit versions?

You can check for Duplicate manager in Darktable. According to the text you can: View and create multiple versions of the current image. Each version can be edited independently without affecting ...
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.dtrash folder in digiKam

From memory, digikam leaves these files dotted around your system.You will find them on removable usb thumb drives. The best thing to do is to delete them from within digikam by going to the trash ...
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