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Lifehacker Photo Roundup

We just got a new (inexpensive) digital camera, the Kodak EasyShare C613. Er, except ours is pink. Hey, it was the only one in stock and we wanted it before we went to the hospital. :P As I was already searching Lifehacker for half-remembered photo editing/managing links I thought I would share them with you. You are welcome.

Namexif – allows you to rename all of your photos based on the date they were taken. Handy if you have a bunch of pictures off varying digital cameras with the ever-so-helpful names IMG00145.jpg and so on. Picasa can do this as well, if you highlight multiple photos and press F2, but this is great for non-Picasa users. May have mentioned this before.

What’s Its Color? – you can upload or link to a photo, and it will tell you what colors are complementary as well as the most common visually unique colors. Great if you are trying to figure out a color scheme based on a logo or picture.

Photoshop Express – like Picnik before it, a basic web-based photo editor. I might still like Picnik better but both are very handy if you are at a friend’s house or otherwise away from your software and need to do some basic retouching.

Batch Rename Digital Photos by Date

Lifehacker posted a note about Namexif, a quick and dirty tool to rename your digicam photos based on EXIF date info. It’s a feature that you can get via other means (Irfanview and Picasa have ways to do it) buf if you don’t use either of those, you can try this. The comments on that post have a bunch more options, too.