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Pick photos following a given strategy and upload them to various destinations

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Photos Picker

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This libary allows to pick photos in a folder according to a given strategy (last photos, random photos...) and copy them to a destination (another system folder, Dropbox or Google drive folder...)


This library currently works with Python 2.7, Python 3.4, Python 3.5, Python 3.6 and Python 3.7.


$ pip install photos-picker


The main class PhotosPicker accepts a "picker", a tuple of "filters" and an "uploader" as arguments. The picker allows to select photos while the filters modify them. At the end of the process, the uploader copy transformed (or not) photos to a given destination. Below the simplest example which copy the 50 lastest photos to another directory:

# Python 2.7 example
from photospicker.exception.abstract_exception import AbstractException
from photospicker.picker.pickers.last_photos_picker import LastPhotosPicker
from photospicker.uploader.uploaders.filesystem_uploader import FilesystemUploader
from photospicker.photos_picker import PhotosPicker

if __name__ == '__main__':
        picker = LastPhotosPicker('/pictures', 50)
        uploader = FilesystemUploader('/destination')

        photos_picker = PhotosPicker(picker, (), uploader)
    except AbstractException as err:
        print err.message

Since picking and uloading may take a while, progress events are dispatched. You can see a more complex example which displays work progress here.


  • LastPhotosPicker: pick the n lastest photos.
  • RandomPicker: pick randomly n photos.
  • SmartPicker: pick randomy n photos. Recent photos have more chance to be picked than old ones. It results by a picking of a majority of recent photos and a few old ones.

More details here

Note you can also create your own picker extending the base class AbstractPicker.


  • ResizeFilter: resize the photos with the given width and height. The final photos size are computed for avoiding distortion.
  • RotateFilter: Rotate the photos according to EXIF data.

More details here

Note you can also create your own filter extending the base class AbstractFilter.


Note that uploaders don't append new photos. Either the directory must be empty or the uploader clear it before copying files.

  • FilesystemUploader: copy the photos to a given directory. This directory must exist and be empty.
  • DropBoxUploader: upload the photos to Dropbox. Note that you should limit your token access to application. Creating a full access token is not needed and may induce security issues.
  • GDriveUploader upload the photos to Google Drive.

More details here

Note you can also create your own uploader extending the base class AbstractUploader.


The project is currenlty currently shipped with many pickers, filters or uploaders. But others can be developed, you may post an issue for that. Or better, read how to post a pull request :)

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