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My Exiftool Cheatsheet

I've spent a lot of time organizing and digitizing old photos. Exiftool has been a great tool, but the learning curve is fairly steep and you can end up making a lot of bad mistakes1. Here is my ongoing cheat sheet of exiftool commands. I still make a backup … [Read More]


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Tags: exiftool, photos

Instagram for Slogger

In early 2013, I discovered Slogger and loved the idea of journalling about more than just what I had to say. What I was listening to at a given time is just as important as what I was thinking. However, there wasn't an ideal way to log Instagram posts without … [Read More]


Category: Tech

Tags: automation, slogger, dayone, photos

Find images with No Exif Dates

My Dropbox folder is full of images claiming to be "missing dates." 1 Some of these photos were thumbnails or images from DayOne that didn't necessarily need dates, but others were real photos that for whatever reason didn't have dates that Dropbox recognized. I did some poking around, and found … [Read More]


Category: Tech

Tags: bash, automation, exiftool, photos

100 Happy Days

A few people from work convinced me to participate in 100 Happy Days. Since I'm already doing a "selfie a day" so I figured adding one more photo a day wouldn't hurt. What I didn't want to do is post to the various social media sites every single day and … [Read More]


Category: Tech

Tags: hazel, pelican, photos

Quick Sharing with Launch Center Pro and Dropbox

I've been finding more and more reasons to use Launch Center Pro recently. With the fairly recent addition of Dropbox actions, I've been finding new ways to share links quickly. I take a lot of quick photos that I never plan to keep around. In most cases, it's just to … [Read More]


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Tags: ios, automation, Dropbox, launchcenterpro, photos

Digitizing the Family Photos

I had this ongoing fear that all of our family photos would get lost or destroyed. I've always wanted to have a central place for all of my photos, both past and present. In early 2012, my mom and I started on a project to scan, crop and organize all … [Read More]


Category: Tech

Tags: python, alfred, hazel, dropbox, bash, photos

My Photo Workflow

After listening to the Mac Power Users episode on photo management and reading the slew of follow up blog posts on other photo management workflows, I thought I would share mine as well. While my workflow will be fairly similar to Federico Viticci's with a few exceptions, I thought I … [Read More]


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Tags: hazel, automation, dropbox, ios, photos

Organizing Special Photos with Hazel

Nearly all of my photos are sorted based on year, month and day. Hazel easily takes care of of this for me, but occasionally I will have projects where photos need to be excluded or organized in a different way. With Hazel, I can still account for these special cases … [Read More]


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Tags: hazel, automation, photos

Instascriptogram. Post Instagram pics to Scriptogr.am

[Update 2014-11-19] I've since moved off of scriptogr.am. The service wasn't working for a long time and doesn't seem to be in active developement. I ended up moving that blog over to a static blog with Pelican similar to this one. Since moving to Dublin, my girlfriend and I … [Read More]

Updated on 2014-11-19

Category: Tech

Tags: dropbox, automation, ifttt, photos

[Updated] Log Your Instagram Posts with Slogger

Update 2016-06-23 As of June 2016, Instagram has changed their API and no longer allows this script to work. Sorry :( Update 2014-09-04 I recently submitted a new plugin that now comes with Slogger which uses the Instagram API. You can check out my post with more information here. I've received … [Read More]


Category: Tech

Tags: slogger, dropbox, dayone, photos

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