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    Hi,

    I bought recently a small digital camera. I had to, even though I have a
    good 35 mm film reflex camera. Film photography becomes expensive.

    Fortunately, the memory card can be easily read by my laptop, gnome offers
    to start g-photo, this one imports the photos and videos... good.

    Almost.

    In 11.2 both my photos and videos were imported. Now in 11.4 only photos.

    Can I make it import videos again? How?


    It is a nuisance to import them with nautilus or mc.



    Another question.

    The photos are imported in a tree, having folders for years, another level
    for month, another for days. I would prefer all of them in the same flat
    folder.

    Is it possible?


    Alternatively, what other tool can I use in Gnome for importing and
    manipulating photos?


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    On 2011-05-19 20:20, Carlos E. R. wrote:

    Ping!

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    Default Re: photo import program (gnome)

    I do not know g-phot, so I cannot answer your first questions. But as you
    also asked for alternatives, there is F-Spot for the gnome desktop
    (http://f-spot.org/) available from the standard repos, I do not use it
    myself so you need to check if it fits.

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    On 2011-05-20 14:46, martin_helm wrote:
    > I do not know g-phot, so I cannot answer your first questions. But as you
    > also asked for alternatives, there is F-Spot for the gnome desktop
    > (http://f-spot.org/) available from the standard repos, I do not use it
    > myself so you need to check if it fits.


    Argh! I got confused. It is f-spot indeed what I'm using. There is no g-photo.

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    try digiKam... it downloads both photos and video for me..
    (well, i've not used it on 11.4 yet, so . . .)

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    Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > On 2011-05-20 14:46, martin_helm wrote:
    >> I do not know g-phot, so I cannot answer your first questions. But as you
    >> also asked for alternatives, there is F-Spot for the gnome desktop
    >> (http://f-spot.org/) available from the standard repos, I do not use it
    >> myself so you need to check if it fits.

    >
    > Argh! I got confused. It is f-spot indeed what I'm using. There is no g-photo.


    Well I use f-spot and my photos are arranged as I want them. It doesn't
    move them when I import. But I don't use it to import from the camera,
    because I prefer cp!

    I don't think it does video, but I may be mistaken.

    On an older system I used to use digikam, which I think was slightly
    more friendly*, but I don't want to have to load all the KDE stuff on
    this system just to get it.

    * For example, digikam used to include all the photos in my Pictures
    directory, without having to explicitly import each new batch, IIRC.

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    On 2011-05-20 15:13, DenverD wrote:
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    > try digiKam... it downloads both photos and video for me..
    > (well, i've not used it on 11.4 yet, so . . .)


    Ah, the kde app. I may have to do that.

    In the laptop I don't have kde, to save space. I would use the desktop for
    that, if I first buy a gadget to plug the memory card.

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    On 2011-05-20 15:16, Dave Howorth wrote:
    > Carlos E. R. wrote:


    > Well I use f-spot and my photos are arranged as I want them. It doesn't
    > move them when I import. But I don't use it to import from the camera,
    > because I prefer cp!


    Ah, plain copy, so that it is you who sorts the photos. I will have to do
    that. Mount manually, import manually. Sigh.

    > I don't think it does video, but I may be mistaken.


    It did the import, and I could see the photos with the video inserted in
    between. It does not edit the video, but that's fine. In 11.2 it worked.

    Now it doesn't even display the videos that "he himself" imported a month ago.


    > On an older system I used to use digikam, which I think was slightly
    > more friendly*, but I don't want to have to load all the KDE stuff on
    > this system just to get it.


    That's what I don't want in the laptop. I will try and see what
    dependencies it wants to install just for digikam.

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    On 05/20/2011 04:03 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:

    > Ah, plain copy, so that it is you who sorts the photos. I will have to do
    > that. Mount manually, import manually. Sigh.


    i think there is something called a 'script' that could do all the hard,
    manual parts for you.. :-)

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    On 2011-05-20 17:42, DenverD wrote:
    > On 05/20/2011 04:03 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
    >
    >> Ah, plain copy, so that it is you who sorts the photos. I will have to do
    >> that. Mount manually, import manually. Sigh.

    >
    > i think there is something called a 'script' that could do all the hard,
    > manual parts for you.. :-)


    Indeed, that is possible.


    I have noticed that f-spot in 11.2 imports the videos, but puts all of them
    in year/month/day, corresponding to the current day. All the videos in the
    same (wrong) folder.


    I have tried to manually import the photos. The problem is that then F-Spot
    does not sees them! You can tell it to import them from hard disk, and then
    it redistributes all of them (except videos) into year/month/days/ folders.



    I'm trying Digikam (oS 11.2). I have no idea how to tell it that the photos
    are somewhere in the hard disk. Ah, yes I see it. It wants to import them
    to an "album".

    There is no quick button to rotate a photo, and it does so by
    re-compressing instead of just changing the rotate info (exif). The size of
    the file changes by half - this is incorrect!!!

    In f-spot I simply mark a dozen photos, click rotate quick buttom, and they
    are rotated in a split second.


    Deleting and trying again .. it crashes while importing! What else can you
    expect from a KDE4 program... :-/ Sorry, that's the reason I don't use
    kde: it crashes on me. On several computers, even with new installs. Call
    it bad luck if you wish. :-}


    Ok, importing again. Ah, now I see a menu option to adjust exif orientation
    info... explained in text, no icon with an arrow to show how it will be
    rotated! Grrr!


    Dunno... I did everything I wanted to do with Digikam. Usability experience
    is worse than in F-Spot. True, it is more powerful, but the task I do most
    (rotate) is hidden deep.

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