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picasa buttons: automatically sort video and raw files into subdirectories, delete orphaned raw files

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here are two customized picasa buttons to automate things that i’ve done manually for far too long. i’m publishing these mostly so i’ll find them in the future myself, but they may also help others looking for a way to do something similar.

after: three new subdirectories are created and filled according to the criteria mentioned above. (picasa buttons: automatically sort video and raw files into subdirectories, delete orphaned raw files) after: three new subdirectories are created and filled according to the criteria mentioned above. (picasa buttons: automatically sort video and raw files into subdirectories, delete orphaned raw files)

sortfiletypes moves all raw files (.arw) and video files (.avi, .mp4, .thm) of the current directory into their own subdirectories, respectively, and deletes .lrv low-res video preview files.

syncraw compares the .jpg and .arw files in the current directory and moves raw files where the corresponding jpg file has been removed to a new subdirectory “deleteraw”, so you can easily delete or move them. [more...]

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captivate: custom picasa button to fix image captions for facebook, wordpress and others

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if you’re using picasa to organize your photos, and upload them to your wordpress blog, facebook and/or google+, you’ve probably noticed that sometimes the picasa caption doesn’t show up on the web.
the reason for this is apparently a number of metadata fields (e.g. caption, description, and title fields in either EXIF, IPTC or XMP metadata) that are used differently depending on the software you use.

to solve this problem, i’ve created a custom picasa button that will copy your picasa caption (caption-abstract) to the relevant XMPC:title field that is used (amongst others) in wordpress as the attachment title. the most important line of code is the following exiftool command:

exiftool.exe -overwrite_original -"xmp:description>xmp:title" *.jpg

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