[plug] Archiving / copying photos

Dean Bergin dean.bergin at gmail.com
Fri Jun 11 06:44:21 AWST 2021

I forgot to mention XnView (https://www.xnview.com/en/) - I used to use
this for image slideshows.

It hosts a vast array of multiplatform image processing software and may
even be able to do what you require on the device itself since I believe
there's native apps for Android/iPhone I think.

On Fri, 11 Jun 2021, 06:35 Dean Bergin, <dean.bergin at gmail.com> wrote:

> I wonder if OpenCV template matching could help in this situation?
> https://docs.opencv.org/master/d4/dc6/tutorial_py_template_matching.html
> 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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