How do I batch process with D700TOD3 ????

Started Aug 9, 2008 | Discussions thread
phila_guy Senior Member • Posts: 2,360
Re: How do I batch process with D700TOD3 ????

just a refinement of the command line, one that does not require making duplicates of the original NEFs and does not generate the original files

make a folder where the modified files will go, e.g. modified_nefs

the new command is:
exiftool -Model="NIKON D3" -o modified_nefs original_nefs/ NEF

the -o followed by the folder name tells exiftool to output the hacked files to modified_nefs, the original files will be left untouched inside the original_nefs folder.

As for the NEF suffix, check the file names as to whether they come across from the camera as lower or upper case. The mac seems to favor upper case but linux uses lower case.

For the mac, if you're using external or network shared drives, you can point to a directory on an external drive using volumes/drivename/foldername. If you have spaces on your drivename or foldername, you have to enclose the whole thing in quotes, e.g. " volumes/My External Drive/Opus Magnum/" NEF

see the exiftool documentation
http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/exiftool_pod.html

phila_guy wrote:
http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/ . There's mac and PC
versions

Make duplicates of the NEF files you want to convert in case I muck
this up**

Launch Terminal on the mac and in the window, type the following:
exiftool -Model="NIKON D3" where the files you want to convert are

so for example I have a folder of duplicate NEFs called "bogus_nefs"
in my home directory

I would use
exiftool -Model="NIKON D3" bogus_nefs/ nef

the above command will convert all the files with names ending in nef
inside bogus_nefs to say that they were made with a Nikon D3 camera.
The NIKON D3 has to be in quotes, otherwise you just get NIKON. This
assumes that whatever RAW converter you're using can be easily fooled
by lying about what camera took the picture. Exiftool does save the
unmodified file as filename_original

Kyle Coburn wrote:

I am a mac person, but I am using a pc to try to use this d700tod3
program on my d700 nefs. I cant figure out how to use it for more
than one file at once?

It works great on a single file at a time, but how do Iprocess a
whole folder?

I have about 600 d700 NEF files in a folder, how do I make this
program batch them?

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