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Re: [tlug] Photo organizers

On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 9:24 AM, Lyle H Saxon <> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 7:44 AM, David J Iannucci
> <> wrote:
>> organizing, tagging, rotating, mass deletion, renaming, exporting in zip
>> files for sharing or whatever, uploading to popular sites.
> About zip... if the pictures are typical .jpg files form a typical
> camera, then zipping them is basically meaningless, unless having a
> same total size single file is preferable to having the same total
> size in several individual files.  .jpg files from most cameras are

It is true that zipping jpeg files is usually pointless in terms of
saving space.  And in some cases, zipping it can even expand files.

One advantage to zipping is error correction.  Of course, it can only
do so much, but it may be worth it if you're transferring files.

Zip also allows you to gather files together for transmission (i.e.,
exactly what tar is used for).

But other than these two minor points, I can't think of any other
reason for zipping jpegs...

> Incidentally, I have a question - can someone recommend a good way to
> batch-rename files?  (The file names generated by cameras are usually
> meaningless beyond being chronological, and sometimes they're not even
> chronological with a large batch!)

I usually use a Perl script to do that.  I don't know of any program
that would do this for me.


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