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Re: Transferring pictures from a digital camera (it was Re: Best software under Gnome)

On 01/01/09 22:27, Daniel Cliff wrote:
On Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 1:27 AM, Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> wrote:
_ delete the pictures in the camera after successful file transfer (I
guess most people normally do that in order to take new pictures,
mv?  cut-n-paste?

BTW, this is sth I always wanted to know ever since I got my camera:
Does anyone know how digital cameras store pictures? When I mount the
camera, I see the pictures are inside a directory, which in turn is
inside another directory. I've always been reluctant to mv the
pictures from the camera to a local folder, because I thought that

$ mv /media/DSC-S730/${mumble}/*jpg /some/target/dir

might mess things up with the camera. I know I may sound naive, but
perhaps there are caveats to take into account.

Does the camera disregard directories?

No.  There's a FAT file system in there.

Can you rename files in the camera's memory?

I wouldn't.

Can you rename folders in the camera's memory?


Any caveats?

Don't touch the folder system, just the picture files.

_ rename the files according to some pattern (eg 20090101_001.jpg,
20090101_002.jpg etc)
jhead -n%Y%m%d-%H%M%S *.jpg

I definitely loved this one!

I make an alias defined in /etc/bash_aliases :
alias renpics='jhead -n%Y%m%d-%H%M%S *.jpg'

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

I like my women like I like my coffee - purchased at above-market
rates from eco-friendly organic farming cooperatives in Latin America.

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