Uploading photos from a SD memory card into Photo Gallery scrambles order of photos

SGG

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I have Vista Home Premium with Microsoft Photo Gallery on my Dell Inspriron 1721 laptop. I’m using a machine to transfer slides to a SD card then uploading them to Photo Gallery. Photos transfer Ok except the order of the photo gets scrambled somehow during upload. In other words, the photos on the SD card are in chronologically order but after uploading, when I view them in Photo Galley, the order is all mixed up. I know you can manual move them around but it’s hard to be sure of the original order and it is very time consuming when you have hundreds of photos. I would appreciate any suggestions on how to fix them. FYI I would call myself a novice user of Photo Gallery.
 

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MilesAhead

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Re: Uploading photos from a SD memory card into Photo Gallery scrambles order of phot

Will the Photo Gallery sort by name? You could prefix the photo names with numerical sequence. A utility like
Introduction - Bulk Rename Utility will do it easily. It's free.

Edit: if that looks too busy, the multi-renamer in FreeCommander is a bit simpler to use. [c] before the name prepends a number starting at what you select and incrementing by what you choose. Just press F2 when in the folder.
 

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ilikefree

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Re: Uploading photos from a SD memory card into Photo Gallery scrambles order of phot

You could also use Details view and sort them by date taken or any of the options you get when you click more when hovering on the details tool bar
 

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