Managing Photo Collections: Glitches and Frustrations
Linux-Ottawa Jitsi Server starting right after the AGM
As this server is being built about an hour prior to the meeting to keep the operating cost down, the URL will be announced on IRC after the AGM is completed..
When: Thursday, Sept 3, 2020 Time: 19:00 Where: jitsi video conference (details to follow)
As per our new normal, we will utilize jitsi for our meeting.
This month John Nash will lead a discussion on managing photo / image collections.
Some of the issues involved:
- the purpose of image collection(s) - captions and comments; other metadata by discussion - organization of collections; indexing - general tools - specific and custom tools - collaboration with others, esp. non-technical users
Despite the title, some measures toward sensible organization of photo collections will be suggested.
Some of the software mentioned will be - DigiKam - Geeqie - Gwenview - gThumb - Irfanview (yes, we know it's originally a Windoze program) - Mapivi - exiftool, exiv2, rdjpgcom, wrjpgcom - several of the author's own scripts and programs such as jpgdir2htm, JNJpgCom, and others
Discussion welcome. Pre-meeting questions on the linux-ottawa mailing list (email@example.com) would be helpful.
The meeting URL and code words will be emailed around 18:30 so there is a potential for some social time prior to getting started.
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