digiKam workflow for proper renaming

Written by  on December 28, 2020
  1. Import the directories with the images. Takes usually several minutes for gigabytes of data.
  2. Press F2 for renaming. Use as scheme:
    Self-explaining and with a unique three digit suffix in case two identical filenames would appear. → “20200216-141529_001.JPG”

rsync: get all files from the camera’s sd-card .. without interruption

Written by  on July 6, 2018

Of course, you need the same source- and target-directory 😉
Using this, because Nautilus (or how that horrible explorer is called) is prone to auto-unmounting the card while transfer due to heavy load ..

proper rename-scheme for digiKam

Written by  on October 28, 2017

The Olympus-cam has no nice way to set an immediate scheme for the filename, so I transfer the files to the PC and fire up digiKam:

Fun fact: since it is based on KDE –> Qt, it also uses the same formatting for DateTime like Qt. Horay 🙂

Addendum: to fix the annoying “no klauncher found”-message and the invisible thumbnails after some certain apt-get-upgrades, just run