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Two Open Source Tools for Photographers

Feb 28, 2010, 08:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dmtri Popov)

"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."

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