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List photos by "Date Taken" [SOLVED]

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I want to list my photo's by date taken without changing the filename.
I process and copy to CD, different photo's from different cameras and lists not belonging to me so I don't want to change the originals in any way.

Dare I say that I like the Microsoft approach in that there is an option of adding a sortable column with the heading: "Date Taken"

My question is:
Could this be added to an existing file manager?

My system details are at the bottom of the post.
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Re: List photos by "Date Taken"

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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 ;)
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Hi Chris99K,

My file manager is Caja 1.2.1

I don't know if I can install Nemo. It doesn't appear in the Package Manager.

What does the "Xif data shot" do?
Can it sort by date taken?

Any idea's anyone?
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Re: List photos by "Date Taken"

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'Date shot' means date taken, so: yes, it can do that. This information is saved in the EXIF data of each photograph.
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Hi M0em,

Sorry, it seems I mis-read it and saw "data" instead of "date".

Do you know if the column is sortable in "Date shot" order, rather than just displaying the "Date shot"?

Can I install Nemo on Linux Mint 13 LTS?
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Maybe gThumb will do the job for you.
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Catchpole wrote:Do you know if the column is sortable in "Date shot" order, rather than just displaying the "Date shot"?
Nemo can sort by any of the column headers.
Catchpole wrote:Can I install Nemo on Linux Mint 13 LTS?
Now this, I do not know. But I'm sure someone here will be able to tell you.

Nevertheless, if gThumb can do this, then that's probably easier than swapping your file manager.
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ansel sounds like a good program, as well - tho I have never tried it.
sudo apt-get install php-horde-ansel
http://www.horde.org/apps/ansel
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Hi austin.texas,

The gThumb image viewer on my Linux Mint 13 Mate does not look like the one in your image.
I guess that mine is an older version. I can't get a file listing at all.

I've just installed "ansel" and so I'll have a play with it to see if its suitable.
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Hi austin.texas,

The gThumb image viewer on my Linux Mint 13 Mate does not look like the one in your image.
I guess that mine is an older version. I can't get a file listing at all.

I've just installed "ansel" and so I'll have a play with it to see if its suitable.

EDIT
I've just installed ansel1 with the Package Manager but I can't find any trace of it in the menu.
I tried starting it in the Terminal to no avail.
The Package Manager gives it a different name i.e. Horde Photo Management application.

What next I wonder!!
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Catchpole wrote:Hi austin.texas,
The gThumb image viewer on my Linux Mint 13 Mate does not look like the one in your image.
I guess that mine is an older version.
No, the latest version of gThumb available in Mint 13 (version 3.2.14.3) works the same as my version 3:3.3.1 in Mint 17.2
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Re: List photos by "Date Taken"

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Install xnviewmp
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Hi austin.texas,

Yes you're right, gThumb is the same. Sorry.

Hi Minterator,

Can I get xnviewmp from a repository?
If not where do you recommend.

What's occurred to me is that whenever I put my lists of photos into a different package, that package will order them by filename unless I change it to "Date Taken". (If I can)
It seems that the only solution is to save them somewhere else and change the filenames with respect to "Date Taken".
If the beginning of the filename is the date taken, I can leave the rest of the filename in tact and strip Date Taken off afterwards.
To do this I would need to order them first by Date Taken and then do a batch file-remane.
I've used a batch file re-namer before which can do this. I'll dig it out and try it.
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Re: List photos by "Date Taken"

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HI Catchpole, and anyone else interested in this,

1.a.) I second the use of the easy and very capable image manager program "XnViewMP", as user "Minterator" suggests. DigiKam is also able to do this, although I don't think it is as easy as XnViewMP for this.

XnViewMP - information and download link. Just download the easy to install ".deb" (32 or 64 bit) file from the link below, then, just double click the file you downloaded to install it.
http://www.xnview.com/en/xnviewmp/

1.b.) Here is a very short video on how easy it is to use "XnViewMP" for this. Just click the image below or right click and open in a new tab. For some reason on my system, I cannot take a screen shot of "pop-out" options menus?
1-XnViewMP_11-22-2015.gif

2.) Depending on your File Manager, you might be able to "add tags", and or plug-ins, for this that can be displayed and then sorted.

3.) The wonderful image manager program "Gwenview" might also be able to do this, and it has an awesome file renaming ability through "GwenRename", as does "KRename". By using "XnViewMP", or a program like it, you would not need to rename anything to view your images the way you want to.

4.)FYI on renaming programs

Find & Replace commands in Konsole
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... it=+rename


Hope this helps ...
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Re: List photos by "Date Taken"

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Thanks for all your help everyone.
I think that I've got all I want from the information provided.

However It would be nice if there was a "Date Taken" column in all the Mint file managers.
After all we wouldn't want Microsoft to be better than Mint in anything would we?

Thanks again to all. I'll mark it as solved.
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