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MS Picture manager mixing up photos date order

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by Greystones, May 12, 2007.

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  1. Greystones

    Greystones Thread Starter

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    When I download photos from my Sony Cybershot to my notebook, using Windows Camera wizard to MY PICTURES relevant sub-file, they remain in the jpg file (& date) number order. But when I view or edit them in MS Picture Manager, I find some of my photos date order has been mixed-up compared to the order of taking and storing them on the camera folder and in the Explorer/My Pictures sub-file. So, when I simply wish to view them in a slideshow sequentially they are of course displayed as well out of order. Nor can I find a facility in MS PM to re-arrange them in date order? Furthermore, MS PM will not allow me to drag & drop them back into the date order (which would be a long job sometimes with holiday photos in any case!).

    Has anybody a solution how to overcome this frustrating time-waster, please?
     
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    Welcome to the TSG forum.

    Sorry, not familiar with M$ PM ...
    But the freeware Irfanview Image Viewer and Editor is very popular here at TSG.
    http://www.irfanview.com/
    This should have some more tools as compared with M$ PM
     

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  3. Greystones

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    Thank you, Noyb, for your very prompt reply. Yes, I agree with your opinion of IrfanView and I have been using it. However, it too has a similar problem, when one uses the program to review & edit each file in turn sequentially after arranging them (if necessary) in file number or date order, and reaches a certain point (e.g. 100 in a folder with 1000+ files) and the next file is not 101 but 1000! I am already in touch with Irfan, who is very promptly addressing the matter.

    MS Picture Manager sort facility is far , far worse! Regardless of whether I use sort by filename or by date, it mixes them well up non-sequentially!! At least, IrfanView progressed through a slideshow sequentially in order!
     
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