So you’re a professional photographer or just started in photography and you’re not using Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac OS X, but you’re cool techy guy like me that only use Ubuntu or other Linux Distributions that their dedicated operating system.

I show you some of the useful application I have found and used and hopefully the information I have shared here will be valuable to you!

Photo/Image Management

I use Shotwell for managing all my images that I upload from my DSLR camera. One of the reason that I am using it is because I store all my images on a remote server and it allows me to access my network shared folders.


One of the feature I like most is the ability to batch upload my images to my Fickr or Facebook account.

When you import your photos, they are organised into folders of the date it was taken or created. You can configure it to allow the use of external image editing software like GIMP, but the Shotwell has some very basic editing features for simple touch ups.

You can check it out here for more details.

Renaming Files In Batches

Sometimes renaming each file with a consistent naming convention is a hassle, but there are plenty of options out there that others have develop to help you to do the job! I am using PyRenamer because it’s very straight forward and very simple to use.


PyRenamer is an application written in Python by Adolfo González Blázquez and the source code for this is available to the public at GitHub under the GNU Licence.

One of the features that I like is using naming patterns for your filenames. There is a lot of pattern options to choose from, like numbers with padded zeros.

You can check it out here for more details.

Converting Images To Another Format

Most DSLR camera these days will take photos in JPEG or RAW formats, but if you want to post your images online as PNG it’s best to convert it first. I use an image conversion tool called Converseen, it will do batch conversions and there is a large list of image formats you can choose from. One thing I like about Converseen is that I can do batch image resizing and it’s completely free! Check it out here.