Select App to Launch When Connecting a Camera

Connecting a camera, a memory card, or your iPhone to your Mac usually triggers the launch of a photography related application like iPhoto, Apple Photos, Aperture, or Lightroom.

If you want to change this behavior, do the following: Continue reading Select App to Launch When Connecting a Camera

Find Images With No GPS Coordinates

In a previous post,  we searched for files with no Spotlight comment or tags. Today,  we are looking for photos with no GPS latitude or longitude information.

The technique we used last time works for any metadata attribute containing text. For example: subject, author, album, etc. It does not work for number or date values. HoudahSpot won’t let us use the “*” wildcard character in the criteria editor. It expects us to enter a number or a date.

Since latitude and longitude are both numbers, we need to use a slightly different technique. We will make us of some of the more advanced features of the HoudahSpot search field. This is located in the toolbar of the search window.

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Change Default Application for File Type

Within HoudahSpot and Tembo, you can open files directly from the search results list. Just double click or select “Open” from the context menu, and the file selected will open in the default application for its file type.

In OS X, you can change the default application for a certain file type by following these steps: Continue reading Change Default Application for File Type

Create Lists of Files. Export Metadata to CSV

Use HoudahSpot to create lists of files. For example, you could create a list of …

  • Photos shot this year. List file name, resolution & path
  • Video files larger than 100 MB. List duration, codec & file size
  • Audio files located outside your iTunes media folder
  • Old files. List date created and date last modified

HoudahSpot can save search results to CSV files. These files can, for example, be imported in Apple Numbers, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets etc. Note that HoudahSpot uses the tab character as separtor beween columns.

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