Working with large series of photos, it soon becomes clear that
using GUIs is too cumbersome and time consuming. So I wrote some
scripts to automatize all tasks, except those which must be done by
the user, like rotating and cropping. The main entry point is webbify.sh,
which is embedded to a file browser. The screenshot below shows the
directory with the original photos on the left and the directory
containing the created files in web format on the right.
The first call to webbify opens all photos from the directory in
GIMP and does the preliminary stuff, like applying a white balance
or creating a scalebar (see dofStack.sh below). What's left to do by
hand is mostly to close the bad photos, to rotate and to crop the
better ones, and to move the scalebar to an appropriate position. On
the second call to webbify all photos are sharpened and scaled, and
the thumbnails are created. Finally we have to choose one photo as
representative of the series in the overview one directory above.
This is done by a third call to webbify in the target directory.
Additionally, depending on your settings (see locale.sh), all web
stuff is created and uploaded to a server.
dofStack.sh is called from the command line and is
mostly a wrapper to call align_image_stack and enfuse with the right
parameters. With option "-mag" a parameter defining a scalebar is
added to the EXIF header of the .jpg file. Zoom magnifications from
the binocular are intrapolated from data in locale.sh.
To use them yourself unpack webbify.tar.gz
into $HOME/bin and edit the file locale.sh. The comments in
this file should make that simple. If you feel easy with scripting
languages, you'll probably just extract some pieces of code, like
the part controlling GIMP via the server socket, and embed them into
your own environment. Otherwise ask me. To my knowledge all used
components are platform independent.
Personal note: Using closed source software is a bad choice in
scientific work, as nobody can know what it does, except the