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 Girasole.
- Turn a Raspberry Pi into a wireless camera server.
- Recompress JPEG files in a browser with Tim.
The scripts and tools covered in the book play an important part in the author's real-world photographic workflow.