Two Open Source Tools for Photographers
Feb 28, 2010, 08:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"digiKam is a truly versatile and powerful application for
managing and tweaking photos, but it's not the only photographic
tool around. In fact, there are a few other nifty open source
utilities that can make great additions to your photographic
toolbox. Here are a couple of such tools worth considering.
"Using a dedicated tool for offloading photos from your camera
may sound superfluous (after all, you can do that using digiKam or
simply dragging photos from the camera to the hard disk), but Rapid
Photo Dowloader has a few clever tricks up its sleeve. For
starters, it's fast and supports multiple simultaneous downloads,
so if your camera has two card slots, you can transfer photos from
both of them in one go. More importantly, you can configure the way
Rapid Photo Downloader processes and sorts the downloaded photos.
In the Download Folder section of the Preferences dialog window,
you can specify the destination folder and define rules for
organizing the downloaded photos into subfolders. For example, you
can create a rule that moves photos taken on a specific date into a
separate subfolder. This way the photos taken on February 17, 2010
are downloaded into the /2010/20100217 subfolder, while photos from
May 1, 2010 are downloaded into the /2010/20100501 subfolder."