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Dedupe a set of pictures in a given folder and rename them using the yyyymmdd_HHMMss format

Project description

Ever had a shared folder of pictures with friends from one of your travels, and had a ton of weird filenames which made browsing pictures in order impossible?

This is a solution to that! Simply install this package and run a simple command to fix a selected folder by dedupe all pictures and renaming them using the yyyymmdd_HHMMss format.


Python 2.7+


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Extract and run:

python install


Command line

Some examples: -d /home/pictures/collection -d /home/pictures/collection -o dedupe

Show command line options: -h

usage: [-h] -d DIRECTORY [-o OPERATIONS] [-p PATTERNS]

Dedupe a set of pictures in a given folder and rename them using the yyyymmdd_HHMMss format

optional arguments:
  -h, --help                              show this help message and exit
  -d DIRECTORY, --directory DIRECTORY     input directory for all pictures
  -o OPERATIONS, --operations OPERATIONS  the operatiosn to perform (dedupe, rename, or both) (default: both)
  -p PATTERNS, --patterns PATTERNS        the glob patterns for pictures (default: *.jpeg,*.jpg,*.png)

Python Script


from pictures import dedupe, rename
files = load_files_to_dedupe()
files = load_files_to_rename()

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