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#1 dirtyid

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:11

I've accrued around 20000 images of internet randomness, and their disparate file names have finally triggered my OCD. I'm at a complete loss at a practical structure and method for batch sorting and renaming them. My lazy inclination is to rename by creation date, but after meeting people who sort their porn by color and emotion (don't ask) and others with too much time sorting their image collection by subject (i.e. img \bears \ bear tongue \beartonguelong.jpg ), I feel like I should... do better.

If no exiting program can automate this, I think I'm going to have to write or try to convince my developer friend to write a script to determine the RGB value of each picture and rename them as RGB scales so I can search them by rough color ranges. i.e. R24G10B01.jpg for all images with R240-249, G100-109, B 10-19. Maybe too much work for something like this. Either way, I'm just polling to see if there's any organization structures for random pictures I'm not thinking of.


#2 Tom

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:15

How would you sort 20000 unrelated pictures?


Messily.

#3 Marshall

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:17

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#4 DrakeN2k

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:43

select a group of photos and tag it ?

then go to tag view , hides bad folder structure

#5 FMH

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:51

How would you sort 20000 unrelated pictures?


I wouldn't! :p

#6 OP dirtyid

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:52

Alright consensus is I'm just finding trouble for myself. I think I'll just go ahead and serialize everything and pretend there's some semblance of order in my life.

#7 dxbfun

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:53

try iphoto

#8 StevenJ

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 05:04

Is there some sort of metadata available that would tell you where it was downloaded from?

I'm sure something like this exists somewhere, but I can't remember on which operating system and which details were available.

If that is the case, you would be able to arrange it to some degree based on where you got the image from.

#9 JaredFrost

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:33

Obviously you need to put your vacation time in with work, then start looking at the photos one at a time, and moving them into catagories(such as funny, gross, sexy, etc), then naming them based on the catagory.

That or just delete them, because really, are you going to look at them again?

#10 +Nik L

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:50

I genuinely 100% wouldn't.

#11 Nick H.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:21

20,000?

Do 100 a day, and 5 1/2 years from now you'll be done!

Seriously though, if I had that many pictures I would just accept the order that it was in rather than trying to change it.

#12 Nashy

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:45

Fap
Not Fap

#13 articuno1au

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:46

Fap
Not Fap

I was about to post: Tits/No Tits.

That works too though :p

#14 insanelyapple

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:52

Try imageboard structure, /b/ /r/ etc.

#15 Mark

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:58

I'd get an app that sorted them into folders by date modified and leave it at that.



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