Search found 114 matches

by Martin1001
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to create a preview thumbnail for an MTS video that's just a grey rectangle?
Replies: 0
Views: 39

how to create a preview thumbnail for an MTS video that's just a grey rectangle?

In a folder with 14 MTS video files, only 3 display as thumbnails, the remaining 11 display as grey rectangles. All 14 videos play perfectly. The same problem in other folders, but only with MTS files. There's a lot of discussion of this topic on the web, but as far as I can see no solution as far a...
by Martin1001
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How can I find out on what date a video was recorded?
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: How can I find out on what date a video was recorded?

After more experimentation, exiftool (see post by t42, Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:39 pm) is the only method of those tested that appears to work, as far as I can tell, reliably.
by Martin1001
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How can I find out on what date a video was recorded?
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: How can I find out on what date a video was recorded?

I have an MTS video taken (I was keeping a detailed diary at the time) on 2 March . exiftool gives: martin@martin-Satellite-Pro-R50-B:~$ exiftool TEMP99.MTS |grep -i date File Modification Date/Time : 2021:03:02 10:30:40+00:00 File Access Date/Time : 2021:03:29 20:27:17+01:00 File Inode Change Date/...
by Martin1001
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How can I find out on what date a video was recorded?
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: How can I find out on what date a video was recorded?

I see that Xplayer 2.2.5 displays a date along the bottom, and it might well be the date taken. Can anyone confirm whether that is so?
by Martin1001
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How can I find out on what date a video was recorded?
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: How can I find out on what date a video was recorded?

MartyMint, yes, taken on my Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100

absque fenestris, indeed, one would think so. What does 'modification' mean in this context?
by Martin1001
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How can I find out on what date a video was recorded?
Replies: 13
Views: 331

[SOLVED] How can I find out on what date a video was recorded?

Right click > Properties
on an MTS file gives

Accessed 28 Feb 2021
Modified 23 Jan 2021
Created 30 Jan 2021

Is 'Modified' the date the video was recorded? If not, how can I find out on what date it was recorded? Preferably using software under Menu.
by Martin1001
Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: List photos by "Date Taken" [SOLVED]
Replies: 25
Views: 3866

Re: List photos by "Date Taken" [SOLVED]

There's an earlier Post by ChrisK99 Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:20 am: Install the nemo-media-columns plugin. Then add the "EXIF Date shot" column. Assuming that Mate uses Nemo... if it doesn't, then ignore my post I did the installation some days ago, but "EXIF Date shot" wasn't among t...
by Martin1001
Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: List photos by "Date Taken" [SOLVED]
Replies: 25
Views: 3866

Re: List photos by "Date Taken" [SOLVED]

Today 12 March I started with an unmodified photo taken 7 March, Pix 2.4.6 confirms the date taken as the 7th, cropped in GIMP 2.10.22 (with Export Exif by default), saved, checked the date in Pix which is still 7 March (fine so far), but the Modified-Time column added to Nemo 4.4.3 (see earlier pos...
by Martin1001
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: List photos by "Date Taken" [SOLVED]
Replies: 25
Views: 3866

Re: List photos by "Date Taken" [SOLVED]

Hi Catchpole Oh, thank you so much for that! Some months ago I downloaded Gimp 2.10.22, but carried on using 2.8.22 since I was so familiar with it. I'd never have noticed, but as you point out, there's an option (set up by default in 2.10.22) to export Exif by default. I must check that out. The he...
by Martin1001
Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: List photos by "Date Taken" [SOLVED]
Replies: 25
Views: 3866

Re: List photos by "Date Taken" [SOLVED]

Hi Catchpole, Thanks for confirming that GIMP strips out the Exif. I need to take note of that since I always take at high resolution, then use GIMP to crop & reduce to 6x4" 300 dpi. So, edit the filename to include date taken, then use GIMP, is what I'll do in future.
by Martin1001
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: List photos by "Date Taken" [SOLVED]
Replies: 25
Views: 3866

Re: List photos by "Date Taken" [SOLVED]

Catchpole, thank you for mentioning Pix, that's worth remembering. Between posting & your reply I found https://mint.pkgs.org/19.3/mint-backport-amd64/nemo-media-columns_4.4.0+tricia_all.deb.html with the instructions Install Howto Update the package index: # sudo apt-get update Install nemo-med...
by Martin1001
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: List photos by "Date Taken" [SOLVED]
Replies: 25
Views: 3866

Re: List photos by "Date Taken" [SOLVED]

Nemo 4.4.3 GNOME Terminal 3.28.1. are both on my system. I wish to carry our the following suggestions (from an earlier post above): 1) Install the nemo-media-columns plugin. 2) Then add the "EXIF Date shot" column. But Edit>Plugins>Plugins has no reference to 'the nemo-media-columns plugi...
by Martin1001
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wanted: date-photo-taken in List View
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Wanted: date-photo-taken in List View

In a Folder of digital photos, List View, I have Date Created, but that's not the date that the photo was taken. Via Software Manager, I have downloaded exif, so via the terminal I can now cd to this or that directory, and then exif filename.jpg to find when the photo was taken. A bit cumbrous, espe...
by Martin1001
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LibreOffice Push-Button hyperlink not working
Replies: 0
Views: 160

LibreOffice Push-Button hyperlink not working

Why does Hyperlink-2 below work, but not Hyperlink-1? I start in a LibreOffice document (Version: 6.0.7). Hyperlink-1 Form Controls > Push Button > drag rectangle. Right click > Control > Properties Action = Open web page URL entered Background = red, Font = white close Properties Hyperlink-2 I then...
by Martin1001
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thumbnail not showing for MTS file
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Thumbnail not showing for MTS file

I have a folder containing five MTS files. Four show thumbnails, the fifth (the largest file, 782.3 MB) shows a grey box. All five play with no problem. Edit> Preferences> Preview> Only for files smaller than 4 GB. So 782.3 MB should be no problem. And all five files are in the same folder, so the s...
by Martin1001
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Creating KDP Paperback Covers
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: Creating KDP Paperback Covers

I finally got rid off all occurrences of green after a great deal of trail and error by modifying the set up as follows (no idea why it worked, seemed odd to have to do both of these): Colour Management > Simulate Printer on the Screen : now unticked PDF Export > Colour : changed from Printer to Scr...
by Martin1001
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Creating KDP Paperback Covers
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: [SOLVED] Creating KDP Paperback Covers

absque fenestris, since I get green in my image, I assume something is amiss in the settings. And I have a new related problem, SCRIBUS again switching to green. I have a black line drawing on a yellow background, flattened in GIMP, which reports: Image > Properties : 300ppi, Colour Space RGB Colour...
by Martin1001
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Creating KDP Paperback Covers
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: Creating KDP Paperback Covers

Everything working at last. A key operation was generating the barcode from within SCRIBUS. Still puzzled by the switches to green, but now that only occurs on the template which doesn't get printed. Many thanks for all the help. I note that, when the PDF is produced, File > Properties doesn't seem ...
by Martin1001
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Creating KDP Paperback Covers
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: Creating KDP Paperback Covers

Q1) I just tried out the SCRIBUS Barcode tool, and used Height and Width to stretch it to the required KDP size (2” x 1.2”). But the barcode is transparent. Properties > Transparency > Solid > Opacity: = 100%. Properties > Colours: is greyed out. How do I get rid of the transparency? Q2) absque fene...
by Martin1001
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Creating KDP Paperback Covers
Replies: 11
Views: 342

[SOLVED] Creating KDP Paperback Covers

Question 1: Has anyone had success creating KDP Paperback Covers with embedded fonts and colours, and using a KDP Cover Template? If so, please tell me how. I’ve been struggling for days. Question 2: I’d created all the covers I needed in GIMP, but then discovered that GIMP was unreliable in listing...

Go to advanced search