[plug] Archiving / copying photos

Dean Bergin dean.bergin at gmail.com
Fri Jun 11 06:35:12 AWST 2021

I wonder if OpenCV template matching could help in this situation?


Probably something I will play around with in case I'm faced with a similar
problem, but as someone pointed out Google Photos (GP) is pretty good at
this so the OpenCV approach seems like reinventing the wheel.

In any case, gaining access to someone's device makes the matter less
trivial however, you might need to suggest that person synchronise their
camera roll to a service like GP so your job is less of a chore as they can
do all the analytics for you.

There's probably APIs for GP to leverage the image processing and suck down
those that match a given complex criteria...

On Thu, 10 Jun 2021, 22:29 Brad Campbell, <brad at fnarfbargle.com> wrote:

> On 10/6/21 10:25 pm, Benjamin wrote:
> > The reason I thought to stress it is it gives you the chance to go back
> and pick out things you missed or you didn't know were important vs doing
> it directly.
> >
> > You still have the job you're actually trying to do to work on and I
> don't have easy answers, but treat it the same way you'd treat recovering a
> database when the recovery tools might not work perfect and in fact you
> might need to try multiple times.
> >
> > It's easy to throw away a drive thinking you pulled everything you cared
> about then have the "oh f*** I forgot this" moment, especially when you are
> dealing with so many memories and unique things, and especially when some
> of the significant things might not be obvious yet to friends and family of
> the deceased. Little things that can't be recreated once disposed of.
> >
> > Some day it gets to the point of diminishing returns and you can't
> ruminate on it forever, but at least a few runs will be needed regardless
> of how great a "pick the photos that are important" solution ends up being
> to use.
> >
> > Again, if you're painfully aware of it - sorry.
> >
> Nah, all good. My brain is mush so it's an important reminder. Thanks.
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