Dedupe and sort photo and video files based on the date they were created.
Dedupe and sort images and video files based on their creation date.
- Handles images and video files.
- Support for
heicfiles (common iOS format).
- Supports excluding directories.
- Removes duplicates based on file hash.
- Organizes files into
pip install sortmedia
Command Line Usage
Sorting a directory of media files, move to destination directory.
Basic usage - processing a directory of media files
foo and moving them to the destination directory
sortmedia foo bar
Sorting a directory of media files, copy to destination directory.
Instead of moving files (the default), copy the files leaving the source directory
sortmedia -c foo bar
sortmedia --copy foo bar
You can list a set of directories that we should completely ignore. Assuming the following directory structure:
foo/ ignoreMe/ ignoreMeToo/ img1.jpg img2.png ...
sortmedia --exclude=foo/ignoreMe,foo/ignoreMeToo foo/ bar/
Skip processing for a specified directory - but still move/copy.
If you have directories that are already sorted, that you'd like to skip processing but still move or copy you can mark them as "no process" directories. Assuming the following directory structure:
foo/ alreadySorted/ img1.jpg img2.png ...
sortmedia --noprocess=foo/alreadySorted/ foo/ bar/
This will result in
alreadySorted/ being moved to
bar/ without analyzing the files under that directory.
The primary interface into
sortmedia is the
SortMedia class. This class can be instantiated and used as follows:
from sortmedia.sort import SortMedia sort = SortMedia() sort.process('src/', 'dst/')
This will process media in
src/ and move the files to
Copying instead of moving
You can set the sorter to
copy rather than
move (which is the default):
from sortmedia.sort import SortMedia sort = SortMedia(copy=True)
Specifying directories to ignore
Lets say you have a directory of photos,
photos/, with two directories you want to completely ignore:
from sortmedia.sort import SortMedia sort = SortMedia(excludes=['photos/ignoreMe', 'photos/ignoreMeToo'])
Move/copy but do not process directory
In some instances you might have a directory of media (e.g.
photos/birthday-photos/) that you want to move or copy to the destination directory without processing the files in the directory. You can achieve this by passing a list of directories in the
from sortmedia.sort import SortMedia sort = SortMedia(noprocess=['photos/birthday-photos/`])
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