I'm a huge fan of ExifTool for manipulating EXIF data in images as it really is the Swiss Army knife for all things metadata related with images. Recently, I wanted to strip some privacy-related metadata from some photos; specifically location, people and keywords. That is, I wanted to keep the title, the camera settings, the creator, and so on, but remove information that pertains to people and place. This is the script that I wrote:… continue reading.
We've reached the end of 2022. We're a little bit further from the COVID-19 pandemic and I've travelled more this year too. A bitter-sweet year when a close friend died and I managed to catch COVID-19 again, but fortunately wasn't as affected as last year and recovered more quickly. I continued to take a photo every day though my Project 365 which allows me to appreciate what happened during this year of my life. January… continue reading.
As part of my migration to Lightroom Classic from Photos, I needed to recreate my folder and album structure. In Photos, folders container albums (or other folders) and albums contain photos. An album cannot contain a folder. This maps directly to Lightroom Classic which has "collection sets" for folders and "collections" for albums. To transfer the folder and album information over to Lightroom Classic, I wrote an Apple Script for Photos that added a keyword… continue reading.
I recently moved over to Adobe's Lightroom Classic from Apple's Photos in order to have more flexible non-destructive editing features – in particular local brushes. Rather confusingly, there's also another Adobe product called Lightroom which is a new build for cloud-based storage which doesn't (yet?) have all the features of Lightroom Classic. In particular, the lack of virtual copies and smart collection sets make Lightroom feel like a step backwards from Photos, while Lightroom Classic… continue reading.
I recently needed to change the title and caption of some photos, so I turned to exiftool as it's the Swiss Army knife of image metadata.
It's a lovely tool with many options, so I wrote a script to make it easy and while I was there, used read to prompt me for the info to set. This is the script:
29 July 2019 in Photography
I'm currently thinking about upgrading my camera to an EOS R or Z6 and, as result, I'm thinking about which lenses I should get. While discussing options with Stuart, I wondered which were my favourite focal lengths for the photos that I've taken in the past. To work this out, I decided to use the wonderful exiftool and some scripting. This is the analyse.sh script: #!/bin/bash DIR="$1" if [ "$DIR" == "" ]; then echo… continue reading.