I have 4GB of photos spanning the last 7 years of my life - they're sitting on my linux webserver and the other day I compressed the directory using the gzip command while I reinstalled my photo album software.
When I went to extract the gz file, it just gives me an extensionless file as opposed to the directory structure that it once was.
I have a bad feeling the directory structure wasn't preserved when the file was compressed.
I have tried extracting it but to no avail but I know there are photos in there, because when I head the file there's a clear file name in it.
Is there anything I can do to get at least the files back? I don't care if I lose the directory structure at this point, just as long as I get the photos back.
posted by cubedweller
on Aug 17, 2007 -
How do I put all pictures (videos, all extensions) on my computer into one folder, and then delete the duplicates-and pics with the same name should be renamed if different? [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister
on Aug 16, 2007 -
What is the name of the picture site where you can search different categories of pictures (funny, sexy, sick, etc) and when You click on a pic, it shows you THAT picture and three others below it, smaller, in a similar vein? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Aug 15, 2007 -
We love to take pictures. Lots of them. And we want to love to tag them with metadata. XMP, IPTC, doesn't matter, as long as the metadata is IN THE FILE (for JPGs) and not in a sidecar file. We also love sharing our photos with family and friends (and just family and friends, thank you). [more inside]
posted by Merdryn
on Aug 11, 2007 -
Where can I find hi-res images of George W Bush--especially candid pics? I've checked all the usual places (google images, whitehouse.gov, etc). I'd even pay a few bucks if necessary.
posted by jpoulos
on Aug 8, 2007 -
Is there a way to manually upload photos to an iPod Video? i.e. without syncing and erasing the files already on my iPod? I already manually manage music and video on it. I'd take any solutions for Windows or Mac OS.
posted by bluefly
on Aug 3, 2007 -
What's the best stock photo site (including pay sites)? Along the lines of this question
, I'm looking for a high-quality site that offers royalty-free stock photos. I'm looking for basic corporate techie stuff for an IT government (read:not-for-profit) web site - people working at a laptop, servers and wiring shot from cool angles, etc. The previous question brought up some good free stuff, but what about pay sites such as Corbis? I'd really like some sort of subscription-based setup instead of paying a la carte for each photo (if that even exists).
posted by adverb
on Jul 25, 2007 -
Digtialcamerahive: Anyway to UN-delete photos from a memory chip? Lost images of a Europe trip are in the balance here, lots of memories and we think we deleted them unknowingly. HELP!!
posted by Freedomboy
on Jun 29, 2007 -
I've bought a digital camera for a friend who is not a legal resident of the US, has no credit cards or bank accounts, and doesn't have much money to buy computer hardware. How can I help her store and print the photos she takes? [more inside]
posted by ROTFL
on Jun 27, 2007 -
Looking for a photo reviewer for Windows that will let me cull my bad photos quickly and efficiently. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87
on Jun 26, 2007 -
While on vacation, I bought a new camera but accidentally set the date to 2006, not 2007. I want to fix this, but keep still keep the dates in order. Is there a quick way to batch edit a large set of photos where I can simply roll the date forward a year instead of having to go in individually to change each date? I've found a mac program that does this, but have yet to find a windows one. Flickr has something similar, but you can only roll forward a couple of days.
posted by nyu2
on Jun 25, 2007 -
I just got my first batch of printed photos ever back from snapfish. I love them. Now what do I do with them? [more inside]
posted by pinksoftsoap
on Jun 11, 2007 -
I'm going to set up a linux server on a spare desktop I have. I want to share my photos, download torrent files and back up my files. I need software suggestions and also any tips you might have! [more inside]
posted by edbyford
on Jun 10, 2007 -
Will iPhoto use directory names as album names when importing photos from a Windows machine? [more inside]
posted by jgarbers
on May 29, 2007 -
How do I find a reputable photographer who will take artistic nude black and white photos of me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 28, 2007 -
Blogfilter: What is the etiquette about using photos found on other people's sites? [more inside]
posted by serazin
on May 12, 2007 -
I’m looking for a place to purchase high quality pictures (like 8x10 photos for matting and framing) of musicians/bands from the 50’s on up. Something similar to Photofile.com for sports pictures. Photofile has some music products however they have large minimum orders. Thanks so much for your time. Have a great one. [more inside]
posted by JohnGL
on May 11, 2007 -
Desktop Publishing-Filter: I'm assisting someone in completing his memoir. He has a number of family photos that he would like to scan in and insert into the text in various chapters. Help me figure out what we need. [more inside]
posted by papakwanz
on May 7, 2007 -
Why doesn't my computer recognize my USB flash card reader anymore? It makes a noise when I put it in and remove it, but it doesn't show up as a removable device and I can't seem to figure out how to access it (I'm on Windows XP). [more inside]
posted by borkingchikapa
on May 3, 2007 -
Is there a way that I can make a photo slideshow with mac os x and burn it to a cd or dvd and then pop it into a windows xp computer and have it play? [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford
on May 3, 2007 -
I'm looking for blogs that are focused on linking to good, interesting photos. The type of photo doesn't really matter. Photojournalism and fine art, landscapes, nature, street, wildlife, etc are all great (oversaturated stock photos that look like they belong on inspirational posters are not great). I'm not looking for blogs that feature the work of a single photographer. I am looking for blogs that express the POV of one person or a small group of people about what they find interesting. [more inside]
posted by Good Brain
on May 1, 2007 -
Looking for online photo hosting software that combines the good parts of flickr and facebook hosting, of course there is... [more inside]
posted by mge
on Apr 26, 2007 -
The Verizon Motorola E815 cell phone comes with about 30 junk photos that won't delete, using up memory and making browsing the photos you want difficult. Has anyone figured out a way to delete them?
posted by rabbus
on Apr 10, 2007 -
Flickr Newb Question: I have a free Flickr account and have uploaded a dozen or so pics over the year or so that I've had it. Now I'd like to put all of my family photos (about 17GB worth) up on Flickr for 2 reasons [more inside]
posted by spifl
on Apr 2, 2007 -
So, my friend, a new Mac user, accidentally deleted roughly five years worth of personal photos from his computer. Yeah. Is there any way to get them back? [more inside]
posted by chichimimizu
on Mar 10, 2007 -
My wife and I are expecting our first child soon, and I've been looking for a site that would allow us to post photographs, videoclips, maybe a journal/blog, etc., and then allow family members/friends to log-in and view them. Has anyone used such a site they'd recommend strongly? [more inside]
posted by stuehler
on Feb 20, 2007 -
I need to know if I'm doing something wrong by displaying a derivative digital art piece. [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix
on Feb 12, 2007 -
Help me look good for my University grad photos. My partner and I are getting our professional grad photos done next week and want tips on how to look our best. Specifically: to (fake) tan, or not; how much makeup; what colour makeup; what to do with my ugly short hair and; what to do with her dreadlocks. (Good luck with the dreadlocks!) [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman
on Jan 30, 2007 -
What's going on with Flickr? Myself, my wife, and people we know, are getting dozens of our photos favourited...by people with no photos of their own, no profile, and no contacts. And they never leave any comments. What's this all about? Some kind of scam? Spam? Or completely innocent?
posted by Jimbob
on Jan 27, 2007 -
What's the best photo storage solution? Specifically, I'm looking for a service with both online and offline components, unlimited storage, and fast and easy tagging / uploading / searching / viewing. Does such a site exist? [more inside]
posted by cybertaur1
on Jan 8, 2007 -
I can't believe I don't know this, but how do I transfer jpeg photos from my computer to a writeable CD? I tried to write the files to a CD-RW, but Windows XP keeps telling me the disk is not compatible. It's just a standard CD-RW I bought at Staples. Do I need some sort of special Picture CD or something?
posted by zembla3
on Jan 3, 2007 -
It's been suggested that I take wedding pictures at my friend's upcoming wedding in February as the bride and groom are doing a nice low-key affair. What camera do I get, and how do I get
decent at it in 2 months? 3 parts inside [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF
on Dec 30, 2006 -
What kind of pictures (photos) render best on canvas. I am trying to get a large sized photo-on-canvas frame from a night-time city shot. The picture I have in mind are night time photos of city skylines (manhattan from brooklyn) Would this look good when converted to canvas ? What other suggestions does the hive mind have when it comes to shooting digital images for framing on canvas
posted by cusecase
on Dec 11, 2006 -
I've read through the other questions on this topic but can't find what I'm looking for: a free or almost free Flash plugin for photo galleries. It's not Slide Show Pro and it's not Simple Viewer. What is it? [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy
on Nov 23, 2006 -
How extensively are professional modeling photos retouched (i.e., those in Vogue and similar publications)? I've heard that this is a common practice, but I'm curious as to how much the photos are altered from the original image. Was this possible before the advent of Photoshop?
posted by zembla3
on Nov 22, 2006 -