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Damon Lynch

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A timeline: the missing tool in the photographic toolbox
« on: November 02, 2018, 06:09:28 pm »

Timelines are missing from most photo applications—even giant photo management and editing programs like Lightroom—or partially implemented only as an afterthought. I write about timelines and photography software here: http://damonlynch.net/rapid/timeline.html

Comments, criticisms, suggestions etc. are welcome.
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Re: A timeline: the missing tool in the photographic toolbox
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2018, 06:45:02 pm »

Timelines are missing from most photo applications—even giant photo management and editing programs like Lightroom—or partially implemented only as an afterthought. I write about timelines and photography software here: http://damonlynch.net/rapid/timeline.html

Comments, criticisms, suggestions etc. are welcome.
Perhaps you could expand on the ways in which you think timelines can be useful to photographers. EXIF data already contains date and time and images are numbered sequentially.

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Re: A timeline: the missing tool in the photographic toolbox
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2018, 07:08:34 pm »

Perhaps you could expand on the ways in which you think timelines can be useful to photographers. EXIF data already contains date and time and images are numbered sequentially.

That's exactly what I do in the write-up. A timeline as I conceive it is constructed from the date/time metadata of a collection of photos , e.g.:


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Re: A timeline: the missing tool in the photographic toolbox
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2018, 03:08:21 pm »

I read your posts and article and confess I cannot think of a single useful thing to do with one of these timelines.
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Re: A timeline: the missing tool in the photographic toolbox
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2018, 03:30:50 pm »

I read your posts and article and confess I cannot think of a single useful thing to do with one of these timelines.

Likewise, some photographers think GPS coordinates in photos are truly pointless. For others, they're an indispensable tool. There is no point trying to convince everyone of the value of a timeline or its spatial equivalent, the map. 

But I hope everyone can see they are both of value to some.
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Re: A timeline: the missing tool in the photographic toolbox
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2018, 03:49:58 pm »

I'd pay a fortune to have a timeline in Lightroom or Bridge.
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