I am trying to find an optimal workflow for processing my photos on Linux (migrating from OS X / Aperture - I know that there is no single application that can do everything I did in Aperture). One of the repeatedly mentioned applications for downloading photos is Rapid Photo Downloader.
I downloaded and installed the 0.9.0b2 from sources (install script + source tar ball) - as there is currently no ebuild for Gentoo Linux. The application seems to run fine and even has less common features (p.e. the Back Up feature).
I don’t download images from camera / card reader directly. I have a Synology Server set up - I download photos from cards to the Synology NAS the moment I get home. The images are shared using AFP/SAMBA/CIFS and I process them from the shared folder. The folders are mounted like this:
//IP_ADDRESS/USBCopy on /mnt/photos_in type cifs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,vers=1.0,cache=strict,username=me,domain=,uid=1000,forceuid,gid=1000,forcegid,addr=IP_ADDRESS,unix,posixpaths,serverino,mapposix,acl,rsize=1048576,wsize=1048576,echo_interval=60,actimeo=1,user=me)
When I try to download them from the share, RPD sees them, creates previews, but almost all images fail to copy with (ignoring the message about backup destination not writable as it in fact is writable and RPD still writes images to the location):
Unable to copy file DSC_7741.NEF Error: 5 Input/output error
I don’t quite understand the error, as the files are readable - I never had the problem using other tools, like Digikam, Darktable, even cp.
I suspect that it may be caused by the cifs mount as RPD has no problem copying the files directly from the card reader.
Any suggestions where I should look?
Thanks a lot!