photos.sh

unload and file photos from a camera.. . digital of course

the use of this script is to copy (or move) photos from a camera (mounted as a regular mass storage device) to a folder filing system organised by date.. . (each photo gets a folder with it's date).. . . you will need for this to work exiv2 so do install this before using the script.

what this should do

to properly use this script :

  • go into the folder where the photos arrive, normally this would be on the camera itself however you can actually use this script to reorganize already taken photos of course.
  • execute the script "photo_save.sh"

the script will :

  • for each photo taken (including in child folders (although there is an option for this)
  • figure out the date when the picture was taken through EXIF
  • create a folder with the date and put the photo in it

configuration options

a resumé of the available options :

  • UNLOAD : this is where you determine the base folder where things will go
  • METHOD : here you can decide if you want the script to be recursif or not
  • EXTENSIONS : depending on the method you chose the syntax will change, use the examples to suit to your taste (and needs)

i personally use a copy of the script for each camera, so i rename the script to photo-save-d50.sh for my "D50".. .. .. of course here you do what you want obviously...

the script

you can download the script with this link or copy paste it from below . .. .. .

#!/bin/bash # script designed to help unload photos from camera/cd/or_whatever # to folders ordered by date based on EXIF info. # USAGE: cd /to/the/folder/where/the/files/are # sh photo-save.sh # DEPENDS on: exiv2 # HINTS: if you have multiple cameras you can: # - copy this script accordingly: ex. cp photo-save.sh photo-save-d50.sh # - make sure that UNLOAD parameter is set: ex. /home/user/unload/d50/ # - now use photo-save-d50.sh instead of photo-save.sh # - repeat the same for as many cameras you need to.. # if you didn't already know, you can chmod +x photo-save.sh and copy it # to a "bin" folder (ex /usr/local/bin/) # # AUTHOR: Emmanuel REVAH manu-AT-manurevah.com http://manurevah.com/ # i'm not sure about a licence so whatever, just don't sue me.. . ... :] # o/ # root folder for unloading pictures to UNLOAD='/home/manu/toph/unload/d50/' # the script can either work on files in current directory OR # work on files in current directory AND recursively # 1=current ; 2=recursive METHOD=2 if [ ${METHOD} == 1 ]; then # Methode 1 options # types of files we want to move/copy (space separated values) # HINT: you might need to add uppercase extensions EXTENSIONS="*.jpg *.nef" # list files based on EXTENSIONS FILETYPES=`ls ${EXTENSIONS} 2>/dev/null` fi if [ ${METHOD} == 2 ]; then # Method 2 options # you'll have to add the extensions accordingly # default line (you can replace "name" by "iname" for removing case sensitivity) # FILETYPES=`find . -name "*.jpg" -or -name "*.nef"` FILETYPES=`find . -name "*.jpg" -or -name "*.nef"` # avec regex: find ./ -regex ".*(jpg|nef)$" fi # for every file we will find out the EXIF date and put the file into the # apropriate dated folder (created if needed) for i in ${FILETYPES}; do YEAR=`exiv2 $i 2>/dev/null |grep timestamp|cut -d " " -f 4|cut -c 1-4` MONTH=`exiv2 $i 2>/dev/null |grep timestamp|cut -d " " -f 4|cut -c 6,7` DAY=`exiv2 $i 2>/dev/null |grep timestamp|cut -d " " -f 4|cut -c 9,10` WHEREIGO=${UNLOAD}/${YEAR}/${MONTH}_${YEAR}/${DAY}_${MONTH}_${YEAR} # test if value year is empty if [ -z ${YEAR} ] then echo "$i: No Exif data found in the file" else mkdir -p ${WHEREIGO} cp $i ${WHEREIGO} fi; done exit
comments:
Leave a comment
You may use the following HTML tags: <p> <a> <strong> <b> <em> <i> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <pre>

Your comments WILL NOT be submitted to any third party (not even for anti spam verification).