I have 168307 jpg photos in one folder - result of a recovery from an accidentally formatted hard drive. Casual browsing shows that 80% of files have been recovered ok, most even have valid EXIF data (incl. timestamp), some are partially recovered (a part of image missing but still usable), some are totally useless (most image wasn't recovered). All of the files have random numeric names and all have same date & time in the file system.
As such they are unusable. What I want to do is:
- create a set of thumbnails to browse manually through them and fairly quickly remove files that are useless,
- using the preserved EXIF tags to automatically sort remaining images into a neat tree of folders (year/month/day/pics like structure - or a set of folders with YYYY-MM-DD as file name).
What tools would you recommend for such a task? Should I try something like digikam for the first part and some command line tools for the second?