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Offline emegra

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Arranging files by date taken
« on: December 31, 2017, 09:54:40 am »
Hi guys

is it possible to arrange files by date taken the closest option we have is modification date which is not exactly the same thing, or am I missing something obviously this only applies to picture files but it would be a useful option after all we do have a pictures folder




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Re: Arranging files by date taken
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2018, 05:42:14 am »
Only if the pictures contain the exif metadata.

Try googling - linux sort photos by exif date
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Re: Arranging files by date taken
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2018, 07:17:52 am »
Actually there's a in the Peppermint 8 Respin there's a Nemo extension 'nemo-media-columns' that can be installed from the default repos with:
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sudo apt-get updatethen:
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sudo apt-get install nemo-media-columnsNow in the folder containing your pics, change to the 'List' view.

Now right-click on the column headers, and select which additional columns you'd like to display, such as 'EXIF Dateshot'

You should then be able to sort the pics up/down by clicking that column header.




If the additional columns don't display when you right-click the column headers then you'll need to restart nemo with:
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sudo killall nemothen reopen a nemo instance and try again.



If you're working with the original spin of Peppermint 8 you'll first have to run through the manual upgrade instructions to upgrade it to Peppermint 8 Respin:
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,6320.0.html
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