Yes, Image *Management* apps.
Posted Apr 20, 2005 14:16 UTC (Wed) by pizza
In reply to: Yes, Image *Management* apps.
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Management Applications
> I wonder how many hackers got cameras a few years ago and started work
> immediately on a tool to sort the images?
Looking at Freshmeat, I'd wager quite a few. :)
>I'd like to thank the grumpy editor for a great conversation-starter. The
>two features I see here that I haven't thought to implement are batch
>rotation and searching by EXIF date.
Have a look at _exifiron_, part of the _photomolo_ suite. Its purpose is to, well, iron out the images, performing (completely lossless) rotation including updating the EXIF data to reflect the new orientation, strips out EXIF thumbnails, and adjusts the file timestamps to reflect the EXIF timestamp. Oh, and losslessly recompresses the images to use less space -- On average, it's shaved about 10% of the file off. When you're talking about 10K images or so, that space savings really adds up (two gigs in my case!).
> I've always intended to release my ImageTool at some point if it ever
> stabilized. With so many strong competitors already out there, I may
> just keep it to myself. :-)
Oh, you know it'll never be "stable". :) And you never know who else will pick up the ball.
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