Hello, I’m migrating a machine that I ran certain tasks on that ran Windows 10, to a virtual machine running Manjaro XFCE.
Now most of the stuff I found alternatives for, however, there are a few areas that I could not find a suitable replacement or run the original software under WINE.
I would appreciate it if you could suggest suitable alternatives to the following programs.
A. Task—Rename image files based on the date the image was taken.
B. Things I tested - KRenamer, does what I want but has no way to save presets for future use. Various other Renamers, most either did not have the feature to access the EXIF data and use it in the rename, or lacked other features such as batch operations.
XnConvert (I know about the flatpak version and use it)
A. Task—convert images from JPEG to PNG while preserving creation date and other data. Saving the PNGs must have the feature to compress to level 9 as a setting.
B. Things I tested—ImageMagick, did not find a way to preserve EXIF data, and from what I read it’s not in the scope. As I mentioned I am working with the flatpak version of XnConvert, but it’s quite old, has hung up on me once, but other than that it’s useable. EDIT: Will continue to use XnConvert.
Media Manager (Ember Media)
Have not searched for an alternative for this one or tried to run it under WINE, but if there’s something better, please feel free to let me know.
Scanning tool (NAPS2)
Like number 3, did not get to research this one.
A duplicate file (image video or other) finding program EDIT: will use rmlint which is quite nice and easy to use.
Yeah, I am a member of that site, and a contributor when I can. Most of the alternatives are either discontinued or for Debian based systems.
But it’s not just recommendations, it’s replacements. And I was hoping that instead of me going through a ton of software for each category, I would bask in the wisdom of experienced users who already searched for those things. And would like to share their findings with me.
It’s not because a DEB package is the only one available in the project that the application is specifically for Debian-based distributions. Most packages on Arch/Manjaro are compiled from source anyway…
Also, if you don’t find such packages in Manjaro’s repositories – actually the main place to find a package to install, rather than the project’s page – AUR contains many more.
Because it’s very resource heavy to run as a VM, and there’s no point maintaining a whole OS for a few simple tasks. I am planning to have another VM for Windows specific tasks, but I want to delegate as much as I can to Manjaro because it’s easier to run and boot to if I need.
No idea about that. If it comes to professional video editing then linux software is far behind windows. Only davinci resolve can be promoted as feature complete editing suite, anything is else works for simple things: kdenlive, openshot, shotcut, etc…
I use losslesscut mostly for that. It does the job pretty well for me.
Without EXIF metadata embedded within the file itself, you’re only left with the timestamps according to the filesystem. Technically, the most accurate timestamp is “modified”, rather than “birthed”, “created”, or “accessed”. This is because a file’s “modification time” carries over to other filesystems when the file is copied or transferred. Whereas, the other timestamps are a lower-level of the filesystem itself.
This is why it’s very common to see a “modified” time that is of an earlier date than it’s “creation” time. (Which seems like a paradox.)