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    • Yorkshire Traveller
    • By Yorkshire Traveller 12th Jun 19, 3:50 PM
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    Help reordering photos in file - Win 7
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    • 12th Jun 19, 3:50 PM
    Help reordering photos in file - Win 7 12th Jun 19 at 3:50 PM
    I have a collection of photos (.jpg) received from several people at a recent event, all placed in the same file, each set having their own file names. I'd like to reorder them so that they integrate into the correct time sequence. These will then be uploaded to a website.

    In the past when using Win XP I was able to drag and drop them to get the time sequence that I wanted and then rename the files sequentially as appropriate.

    Can anyone advise how to do this in Win 7 as when I try to drag and drop although I can click and drag, the photos don't drop into the place I want?

    Hope you can understand what I'm trying to achieve, any help appreciated.
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    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 12th Jun 19, 4:15 PM
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    • 12th Jun 19, 4:15 PM
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    • 12th Jun 19, 4:15 PM
    In Windows Explorer turn on the column for date taken. Then sort the photos in the order they were taken according to their time stamps in the Exif metadata by clicking on the column header. Then rename them.


    Or


    Use some software that can batch rename based on timestamp order.
    • Yorkshire Traveller
    • By Yorkshire Traveller 12th Jun 19, 4:19 PM
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    • 12th Jun 19, 4:19 PM
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    • 12th Jun 19, 4:19 PM
    In Windows Explorer turn on the column for date taken. Then sort the photos in the order they were taken according to their time stamps in the Exif metadata by clicking on the column header. Then rename them.


    Or


    Use some software that can batch rename based on timestamp order.
    Originally posted by wongataa
    Unfortunately the people taking the photos (five different sources) all had the wrong date/time set on their cameras/phones!
    Last edited by Yorkshire Traveller; 12-06-2019 at 4:20 PM. Reason: typo.
    • Yorkshire Traveller
    • By Yorkshire Traveller 13th Jun 19, 6:29 AM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 6:29 AM
    After some research on the internet I've found a solution to my problem here. Hope that this helps anyone else with the same issue.
    • stragglebod
    • By stragglebod 13th Jun 19, 9:12 AM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 9:12 AM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 9:12 AM
    A more robust solution would be to fix the timestamp data in the photos. Here's a guide on how to do that to a batch of photos
    https://petapixel.com/2012/11/05/how-to-fix-your-timestamps-if-you-forgot-to-update-your-camera-for-daylight-savings/
    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 13th Jun 19, 10:33 AM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 10:33 AM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 10:33 AM
    A more robust solution would be to fix the timestamp data in the photos. Here's a guide on how to do that to a batch of photos
    https://petapixel.com/2012/11/05/how-to-fix-your-timestamps-if-you-forgot-to-update-your-camera-for-daylight-savings/
    Originally posted by stragglebod
    You didn't read post 2 which said to do that and post 3 which stated that wasn't possible due to camera clock errors.
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 13th Jun 19, 11:31 AM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 11:31 AM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 11:31 AM
    You didn't read post 2 which said to do that and post 3 which stated that wasn't possible due to camera clock errors.
    Originally posted by wongataa
    Post #2 didn't say to edit the EXIF data but to use it.

    Post #5 is addressing the issue described in post #3.
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    • stragglebod
    • By stragglebod 13th Jun 19, 11:43 AM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 11:43 AM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 11:43 AM
    You didn't read post 2 which said to do that and post 3 which stated that wasn't possible due to camera clock errors.
    Originally posted by wongataa
    I suggest that you try reading the thread again.
    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 13th Jun 19, 2:30 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 2:30 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 2:30 PM
    I suggest that you try reading the thread again.
    Originally posted by stragglebod
    OK, Done that. Camera clock offset errors can be tricky to work out if there is no obvious reference captured somewhere on every camera.
    • stragglebod
    • By stragglebod 13th Jun 19, 2:39 PM
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    But the OP already knows the correct sequence so can work out the offset.
    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 13th Jun 19, 4:33 PM
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    But the OP already knows the correct sequence so can work out the offset.
    Originally posted by stragglebod
    Yes you could work out a rough time offset for each camera and then change the EXIF timestamps for the images from each camera to get the order correct.



    But if you know the rough sequence is is probably maybe quicker just to use appropriate software to drag the images into the order you want and get it to rename the images based on that order, especially if such software is already installed or easily found.
    • stragglebod
    • By stragglebod 13th Jun 19, 8:19 PM
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    Quicker yes, up to the point when you forget you've got a custom order and do a sort on something else
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