[sf-lug] picture organization Bill and Dog

Brian Morris cymraegish at gmail.com
Mon Feb 7 20:30:08 PST 2011

Locate sounds great (actually rather magically).

There is room for keywords in jpg metadata if the filenames get too long,
but then you do need a program to search it.

On Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 11:56 PM, Frantisek Apfelbeck <algoldor at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Hi to All,
> That is an interesting discussion, I'm recently sorting similar problem.
> I've got lots of photos from travelling all over the world and because I'm
> originally MS-DOS command prompt enthusiast, recently terminal newbie (but
> happy one) I was working with photos organising just on the "fily system"
> level until now.
> I'm using already described system of key folders like "usa_2008",
> "cuba_2009" and within each, more directories from events/trips which I
> remember and which are distinct. I'm naming each file which makes it through
> selection as "cold_swimmers_iceberg_fishing_valdez_alaska_fa04072009.jpg" I
> generally go in the description from exact action to general activity,
> location and date. Now the problem which was described in the thread already
> is, what shall I do if I want to make a new presentation, I want to find 5
> pictures of see horizon in my databases and I do not want to go folder
> through folder, file name by file name. Is there some way or system, how to
> keep my naming style as I've described it and being able to quickly find the
> key words in the names of interest. Would terminal "find" or whatever else
> work best, some other options? Preferably no database involved, terminal
> would be best because it can work on multiple platforms and it is
> independent.
> Sincerely,
> Frantisek
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Brian Morris <cymraegish at gmail.com>
> *To:* Mikki McGee <mikkimc at earthlink.net>
> *Cc:* sf-lug at linuxmafia.com
> *Sent:* Sun, February 6, 2011 5:24:39 AM
> *Subject:* Re: [sf-lug] picture organization Bill and Dog
> What if what you want is the one picture of Bill and the Dog together and
> it has been a year since you have seen them ?
> The only problem I have with your making the copies is if I decide I am
> doing something with the picture and I want to clean it up. But links have
> problems too (hard or soft ? either way can cause problems) . If you have a
> separate db then you pick the picture from either set, it points to the same
> file, so editing is ok.  I still put copies in favorites folders though.
> If there is some way to intersect the two categories so as to select items
> in both categories only when desired then that is good. A smart program
> given solo picture of each of bill and a particular dog finding pictures of
> them together
> On Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 7:35 PM, Mikki McGee <mikkimc at earthlink.net> wrote:
>>  Hi all;
>> (  I deleted the messages, and decided then to give the obvious answer.  )
>> I have no problem with that "Bill and Dog" situation.    If Bill is more
>> important than the dog, I save with Bill. If the dog is more important, I
>> save with dog.  If Bill and Dog are equally important, I copy the picture
>> and save it twice.   As very few pictures are so, I add very few megabytes.
>> And as all files are backed up routinely, and often the backed up files are
>> deleted from the main hard drive, it is little problem.
>>     My system does let me use the directory as its own index, so I can run
>> down from /document  to .../dog quite easily, and find the dang thing
>> quicker than whistling (which rarely works.)  Dog is a dog, after all.
>> Are all dogs the same for you ?
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