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Renamed photos in chronological not alphabetical order

  1. #1


    EmScho Guest

    Renamed photos in chronological not alphabetical order

    I'm having problems with the order vista wants to put my photos in once I've
    named them. I download them from my camera fine and it comes with the normal
    P20200015 or whatever code. When I rename the file (within the folder I
    create) it then puts my pictures into alphabetical order instead of leaving
    them in the order they're in. How do I keep them in chronological order when
    I rename them without having to remember what order they were in and change
    them back by drag and drop?
    Thanks in advance

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  2. #2


    Bob Guest

    Re: Renamed photos in chronological not alphabetical order

    I'm not clear on the problem you're having. Can you post an example?

    If I select all the photos in a folder (Ctrl+A) and for example, I right
    click the first photo and rename it DisneyLand all of the successive photos
    will remain in the original chronological order and they will be named
    DisneyLand(2), DisneyLand(3), DisneyLand(4), etc.

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    "EmScho" <EmScho@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:CC5BC8A4-4EFA-4034-8E8A-2FCB7513BC4F@xxxxxx

    > I'm having problems with the order vista wants to put my photos in once
    > I've
    > named them. I download them from my camera fine and it comes with the
    > normal
    > P20200015 or whatever code. When I rename the file (within the folder I
    > create) it then puts my pictures into alphabetical order instead of
    > leaving
    > them in the order they're in. How do I keep them in chronological order
    > when
    > I rename them without having to remember what order they were in and
    > change
    > them back by drag and drop?
    > Thanks in advance

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    DP Guest

    Re: Renamed photos in chronological not alphabetical order

    Can't you just click on the Date Taken column header? Or Date Modified,
    whatever your preference.


    "EmScho" <EmScho@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:CC5BC8A4-4EFA-4034-8E8A-2FCB7513BC4F@xxxxxx

    > I'm having problems with the order vista wants to put my photos in once
    > I've
    > named them. I download them from my camera fine and it comes with the
    > normal
    > P20200015 or whatever code. When I rename the file (within the folder I
    > create) it then puts my pictures into alphabetical order instead of
    > leaving
    > them in the order they're in. How do I keep them in chronological order
    > when
    > I rename them without having to remember what order they were in and
    > change
    > them back by drag and drop?
    > Thanks in advance

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    EmScho Guest

    Re: Renamed photos in chronological not alphabetical order

    eg. i have photos 1-5, I then want to rename the pictures of where they are,
    individually not as a group.

    1. Tower Bridge
    2. Dali Museum
    3. Buckingham Palace
    4. London Eye
    5. Harrods

    say this was the chronological order I took them in, when I rename them from
    the number to the name it would then put them in the order 3, 2, 5, 4, 1. I
    would then have to go back to the folder and drag and drop them back into
    order 1-5. Does that make more sense?


    "Bob" wrote:

    > I'm not clear on the problem you're having. Can you post an example?
    >
    > If I select all the photos in a folder (Ctrl+A) and for example, I right
    > click the first photo and rename it DisneyLand all of the successive photos
    > will remain in the original chronological order and they will be named
    > DisneyLand(2), DisneyLand(3), DisneyLand(4), etc.
    >
    > --
    > *Report back, please*
    >
    >
    > "EmScho" <EmScho@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:CC5BC8A4-4EFA-4034-8E8A-2FCB7513BC4F@xxxxxx

    > > I'm having problems with the order vista wants to put my photos in once
    > > I've
    > > named them. I download them from my camera fine and it comes with the
    > > normal
    > > P20200015 or whatever code. When I rename the file (within the folder I
    > > create) it then puts my pictures into alphabetical order instead of
    > > leaving
    > > them in the order they're in. How do I keep them in chronological order
    > > when
    > > I rename them without having to remember what order they were in and
    > > change
    > > them back by drag and drop?
    > > Thanks in advance
    >
    >

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  5. #5


    Bob Guest

    Re: Renamed photos in chronological not alphabetical order


    I understand. A possible workaround would be to rename them:

    1 Tower Bridge
    2 Dali Museum
    3 Buckingham Palace
    4 London Eye
    5 Harrods

    OR

    a Tower Bridge
    b Dali Museum
    c Buckingham Palace
    d London Eye
    e Harrods


    "EmScho" <EmScho@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:5517DC1B-7819-49AF-B07F-9194457C3290@xxxxxx

    > eg. i have photos 1-5, I then want to rename the pictures of where they
    > are,
    > individually not as a group.
    >
    > 1. Tower Bridge
    > 2. Dali Museum
    > 3. Buckingham Palace
    > 4. London Eye
    > 5. Harrods
    >
    > say this was the chronological order I took them in, when I rename them
    > from
    > the number to the name it would then put them in the order 3, 2, 5, 4, 1.
    > I
    > would then have to go back to the folder and drag and drop them back into
    > order 1-5. Does that make more sense?
    >
    >
    > "Bob" wrote:
    >

    >> I'm not clear on the problem you're having. Can you post an example?
    >>
    >> If I select all the photos in a folder (Ctrl+A) and for example, I right
    >> click the first photo and rename it DisneyLand all of the successive
    >> photos
    >> will remain in the original chronological order and they will be named
    >> DisneyLand(2), DisneyLand(3), DisneyLand(4), etc.
    >>
    >> --
    >> *Report back, please*
    >>
    >>
    >> "EmScho" <EmScho@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:CC5BC8A4-4EFA-4034-8E8A-2FCB7513BC4F@xxxxxx

    >> > I'm having problems with the order vista wants to put my photos in once
    >> > I've
    >> > named them. I download them from my camera fine and it comes with the
    >> > normal
    >> > P20200015 or whatever code. When I rename the file (within the folder I
    >> > create) it then puts my pictures into alphabetical order instead of
    >> > leaving
    >> > them in the order they're in. How do I keep them in chronological order
    >> > when
    >> > I rename them without having to remember what order they were in and
    >> > change
    >> > them back by drag and drop?
    >> > Thanks in advance
    >>
    >>

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  6. #6


    Dave Guest

    Re: Renamed photos in chronological not alphabetical order

    If you are renaming them in Windows Explorer, have you tried adding a column
    for Date Taken, and sort by that?
    When you rename a file, it should not change the sort position.


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    "EmScho" <EmScho@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:5517DC1B-7819-49AF-B07F-9194457C3290@xxxxxx

    > eg. i have photos 1-5, I then want to rename the pictures of where they
    > are,
    > individually not as a group.
    >
    > 1. Tower Bridge
    > 2. Dali Museum
    > 3. Buckingham Palace
    > 4. London Eye
    > 5. Harrods
    >
    > say this was the chronological order I took them in, when I rename them
    > from
    > the number to the name it would then put them in the order 3, 2, 5, 4, 1.
    > I
    > would then have to go back to the folder and drag and drop them back into
    > order 1-5. Does that make more sense?
    >
    >
    > "Bob" wrote:
    >

    >> I'm not clear on the problem you're having. Can you post an example?
    >>
    >> If I select all the photos in a folder (Ctrl+A) and for example, I right
    >> click the first photo and rename it DisneyLand all of the successive
    >> photos
    >> will remain in the original chronological order and they will be named
    >> DisneyLand(2), DisneyLand(3), DisneyLand(4), etc.
    >>
    >> --
    >> *Report back, please*
    >>
    >>
    >> "EmScho" <EmScho@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:CC5BC8A4-4EFA-4034-8E8A-2FCB7513BC4F@xxxxxx

    >> > I'm having problems with the order vista wants to put my photos in once
    >> > I've
    >> > named them. I download them from my camera fine and it comes with the
    >> > normal
    >> > P20200015 or whatever code. When I rename the file (within the folder I
    >> > create) it then puts my pictures into alphabetical order instead of
    >> > leaving
    >> > them in the order they're in. How do I keep them in chronological order
    >> > when
    >> > I rename them without having to remember what order they were in and
    >> > change
    >> > them back by drag and drop?
    >> > Thanks in advance
    >>
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    EmScho Guest

    Re: Renamed photos in chronological not alphabetical order

    I had tried that and it kept most of the order and took a few out of order.
    Just tried again, drag and dropped the couple out of place ( I can't work out
    why) and the rest are ok. Lets hope it keeps working(generally). Many thanks

    "DP" wrote:

    > Can't you just click on the Date Taken column header? Or Date Modified,
    > whatever your preference.
    >
    >
    > "EmScho" <EmScho@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:CC5BC8A4-4EFA-4034-8E8A-2FCB7513BC4F@xxxxxx

    > > I'm having problems with the order vista wants to put my photos in once
    > > I've
    > > named them. I download them from my camera fine and it comes with the
    > > normal
    > > P20200015 or whatever code. When I rename the file (within the folder I
    > > create) it then puts my pictures into alphabetical order instead of
    > > leaving
    > > them in the order they're in. How do I keep them in chronological order
    > > when
    > > I rename them without having to remember what order they were in and
    > > change
    > > them back by drag and drop?
    > > Thanks in advance
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    DP Guest

    Re: Renamed photos in chronological not alphabetical order


    Are you using Date Taken or Date Modified?
    Date Taken would, as its title suggests, keep them sorted by the date the
    photo was taken.
    Date Modified would change if the picture is edited and resaved. I'm not
    sure if renaming counts as "modified" but it might, which would mean it
    would then be sorted by the day you renamed the pic. So Date Taken may be
    more what you want.



    "EmScho" <EmScho@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:38C6DB34-254A-4D7F-92DE-D386773DEE57@xxxxxx

    >I had tried that and it kept most of the order and took a few out of order.
    > Just tried again, drag and dropped the couple out of place ( I can't work
    > out
    > why) and the rest are ok. Lets hope it keeps working(generally). Many
    > thanks
    >
    > "DP" wrote:
    >

    >> Can't you just click on the Date Taken column header? Or Date Modified,
    >> whatever your preference.
    >>
    >>
    >> "EmScho" <EmScho@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:CC5BC8A4-4EFA-4034-8E8A-2FCB7513BC4F@xxxxxx

    >> > I'm having problems with the order vista wants to put my photos in once
    >> > I've
    >> > named them. I download them from my camera fine and it comes with the
    >> > normal
    >> > P20200015 or whatever code. When I rename the file (within the folder I
    >> > create) it then puts my pictures into alphabetical order instead of
    >> > leaving
    >> > them in the order they're in. How do I keep them in chronological order
    >> > when
    >> > I rename them without having to remember what order they were in and
    >> > change
    >> > them back by drag and drop?
    >> > Thanks in advance
    >>
    >>

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  9. #9
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    Re: Renamed photos in chronological not alphabetical order

    I believe that you could also uncheck "auto-Arrange" ( in view) then they will stay in the order that they now are.

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