Using Linux as a foundation or an important part of your photographic workflow opens a whole world of possibilities. Hosting web-based photography tools and applications, automating mundane tasks, extending your image processing toolset — you can enlist a Linux based system to a wide range of photography-related duties.
The book offers advice on optimizing and improving Linux-based photographic workflow by automating tedious tasks as well as using lightweight and specialized tools. Here are just a few topics the book covers.
Use Bash shell scripts to import photos and RAW files from a storage card or camera and automatically rename, geotag, and organize the transferred files.
Edit EXIF metadata and organize and photos with ExifTool.
Manage and edit photos using the lightweight yet versatile gThumb application.
Apply color corrections using Hald CLUT.
Set up a simple self-hosted photo publishing web application to share and showcase your photographic masterpieces.
Set up a cloud backup solution with Rclone.
Find photos from the past with Memories.
Turn a Raspberry Pi into a wireless camera server.
Keep tabs on your photographic equipment with Everyday Photo Carry.
Recompress JPEG files in a browser with Tim.
Set up a photographer's web dashboard with Ravenna.
The scripts and tools covered in the book play an important part in the author's real-world photographic workflow.