On 05/14/2016 06:37 AM, Dan Christensen wrote:
> Maybe this is a good time to ask what linux tools people plan to use. I
> haven't found a combination that works as smoothly as picasa+picasaweb.
> The features I'm looking for are:
> Basic photo editing:
> - Edit photos on local hard drive, not online.
> - Ability to remove red eye, one click auto-adjust ("I'm feeling lucky"),
> rotate, crop.
> - It's not essential, but I also like the way picasa leaves the original
> files intact most of the time, and only stores concise instructions on
> what to do to the photos, which are applied when viewing/uploading.
> This allows infinite undo (even in another session), and makes backups
> very efficient.
I really like "straighten" and I would be overjoyed if that capability
were extended to making vertical lines at the sides of wide-angle shots
VERTICAL like you can do with a view camera or GIMP, which is just a
pain in the ass to use. Aside from that wish, which I know isn't going
to happen, I'm happy using picasa. It saves exif info, which is
important, and allows me to easily reduce the storage size of the edited
photos. All told, it's pretty damn efficient for the minimal processing
I want to do.
I envy my friend her fancy DSLR, but not enough to be willing to haul
one and 20 pounds of accessories around with me.
> Synchronization with an online service:
> - After uploading photos to picasaweb, if I make additional changes to
> those photos, only the changed photos/captions are uploaded.
> - Allow me to mark only a subset of the photos for upload. I usually
> just upload the best photos, and keep others locally.
I save all the originals that don't suck too badly and the edited photos
on my computer, and I have at least half a dozen rotating backups (some,
of course, are incomplete -- I don't do them all at one time). I upload
the saved edited ones to share in case anybody wants to look. Picasa's
file/folder manipulation capabilities are sometimes kind of annoying,
but generally OK. I move my photos around by hand, so the local
'albums' are useless.
> I haven't found any linux tools that do the above. I can live with the
> available editors (or just continue to use picasa). But the tools for
> uploading all seem to batch upload a full album, with no support for
> uploading just what changed.
I liked it better when you could PUSH the upload from the computer
rather than having to suck it in from the picasaweb site, but I figure
they need to force you to see advertising in some way. I assume there's
advertising, of course -- thank you adblock plus!
> I'm curious what other linux users plan to do!
Bitch a lot. The goddam captions are IMPORTANT. I wish I wanted to
learn to use GIMP, but I don't. I used xv before picasa, and still do
if I want to do weird things with color, but I don't like losing the