• Sort photos on a NAS into folders by date?

    Answers Given

    Answers Favorited

  • I am unsure if I can ask software based questions here but here goes... I have a NAS and several gigs of unsorted photos. Is there any free / cheap software out there (I use win/osx/linux) I can use to automatically go through all of my photos and sort them onto date named folders? I have tried date tree of osx but it came up with more than 4000 unsorted photos.. My preferences are for a simple dedicated soft a opposed to some sort of photoshop/lightroom/aperture type soft. Thanks, K.

    5 0
    Question by kibodwin
    05/24/2011

googleing I found this and will take a look through their list.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_organizer

Answer by kibodwin
05/24/2011

I'd be tempted to write a script to do this (in Python). It would certainly be dedicated software, but it probably wouldn't be what everyone would do.

The "os", "datetime" and "shutil" modules built into Python would take care of almost all your needs - os.listdir() to get the paths to the photos, os.path.getctime() to get the creation time of a given file and datetime.strftime() to get the modification times into strings you can write new directories with. It might take half an hour.

Answer by willyyam
05/24/2011

I've been using DIM http://www.alanlight.com/dim/Dim.htm for years now. It pulls the images of my sd card and sorts accordingly. I don't see why it wouldn't work from the NAS to sort them. It allows you to create folders based on Year/Month/Day. Very simple and purpose driven.

Answer by daneelolivaw
05/24/2011

Thank you will for the solution with Python but it would defiantly take me a lot more than 1/2 an hour! I might get a friend who programs to take a look if Dan's Dim doesn't work out. This Dim solution looks good, thanks Dan for this. If I find something else I will post for others to read. K.

Answer by kibodwin
05/24/2011

Sorry Dan but Dim does not seem to want to work with mapped drives on osx. I will try on a linux box to see but if anyone has any other ideas that would be great! =)

Answer by kibodwin
05/25/2011
« Back to Previous Page
Cool tools really work.

A cool tool can be any book, gadget, software, video, map, hardware, material, or website that is tried and true. All reviews on this site are written by readers who have actually used the tool and others like it. Items can be either old or new as long as they are wonderful. We post things we like and ignore the rest. Suggestions for tools much better than what is recommended here are always wanted.

Tell us what you love.

CATEGORIES





creative commons