Photo Processing Workflow

Here’s the process

For film photos

  • Scan into the scans folder (~/Pictures/_Scans)
  • Add exif data to any scanned film files using Exiftool or the MetaImage app
  • Rename files to “YYYY-Roll-NNN.tif”

In Capture One

  • Ingest photos from card or open scans folder
  • Rename digital imports to “YYYYMMDD-FILENAME.dng”
  • Edit the files
  • Export a “burned” JPG from each edited RAW file into the same folder with the same name (but using .jpg rather than .dng or .tif)
  • Export starred images to Apple Photos
  • Add green label to exported images
  • Move files to wherever they belong (usually in “/Media/Photos/YYYY/MM-Month YYYY/”)

In Photo Mechanic

  • Add any metadata, keywords, etc.
  • Add new photos to the main PM catalog
  • Upload or share using PM as desired

Apply Exif data to scans

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cd ~/Pictures/_Scans
exiftool  "-FileModifyDate>DateTimeOriginal" -overwrite_original .
exiftool '-m' '-Make=Leica' '-Model=Leica MP' -overwrite_original .
exiftool '-m' '-LensModel=Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH' '-FocalLength=50mm' -overwrite_original .

Copy and paste from the following list of make/model combinations

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exiftool  "-FileModifyDate>DateTimeOriginal" -overwrite_original .

exiftool '-m' '-Make=Leica' '-Model=Leica MP' -overwrite_original .
exiftool '-m' '-Make=Leica' '-Model=Leica M3' -overwrite_original .
exiftool '-m' '-Make=Leica' '-Model=Leica M6' -overwrite_original .
exiftool '-m' '-Make=Leica' '-Model=IIIf' -overwrite_original .
exiftool '-m' '-LensModel=Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH' '-FocalLength=50mm' -overwrite_original .
exiftool '-m' '-LensModel=Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH' '-FocalLength=50mm' -overwrite_original .
exiftool '-m' '-LensModel=Elmarit-M 90mm f/2.8' '-FocalLength=90mm' -overwrite_original .

exiftool '-m' '-Make=Hasselblad' '-Model=500C/M' -overwrite_original .
exiftool '-m' '-Make=Hasselblad' '-Model=500C/M' '-LensModel=Zeiss Planar 80mm f/2.8' '-FocalLength=80mm' -overwrite_original .

exiftool '-m' '-Make=Linhof' '-Model=Master Technika' -overwrite_original .
exiftool '-m' '-LensModel=APO-Sironar-S 135mm f/5.6' '-FocalLength=135mm' -overwrite_original .
exiftool '-m' '-LensModel=Sironar-N 150mm f/5.6' '-FocalLength=150mm' -overwrite_original .
exiftool '-m' '-LensModel=Fujinon A 240mm f/9' '-FocalLength=240mm' -overwrite_original .

exiftool '-m' '-Make=Nikon' '-Model=F100' -overwrite_original .
exiftool '-m' '-Make=Olympus' '-Model=Stylus Epic' -overwrite_original .
exiftool '-m' '-Make=Olympus' '-Model=OM-2n' -overwrite_original .
exiftool '-m' '-LensModel=Zuiko 85mm f/2' '-FocalLength=85mm' -overwrite_original .
exiftool '-m' '-Make=Polaroid' '-Model=SX-70' -overwrite_original .
exiftool '-m' '-Make=Minolta' '-Model=Autocord' -overwrite_original .
exiftool '-m' '-Make=Graflex' '-Model=Speed Graphic' -overwrite_original .
exiftool '-m' '-Make=Graflex' '-Model=Crown Graphic' -overwrite_original .
exiftool '-m' '-Make=Kodak' '-Model=Retina IIIC' -overwrite_original .