Solved How can I move my photos around in their folder?

October 31, 2017 at 16:53:06
Specs: Windows 10
I need to change the sequence of a series of photos which are in a particular folder and do not see any way to achieve this. I can move the photo to another destination folder, but can't seem to be able to relocate it within the folder it is contained. Any ideas?
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#1
October 31, 2017 at 17:09:32
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Give the photos number prefixes, such as 01- 02- 03-. If your sort order is at default then they will be in alphabetical (ie number) order. You can also choose date taken order and various other built in options.

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#2
October 31, 2017 at 17:36:26
The photos are not in any sequence. They have no order.

They can be listed in File Explorer in any order you want.
The default is alphanumerically by filename and extension.
Another ordering I use frequently is by date. And you can
choose between the date the photo was taken, the date the
file was created, the date it was modified, or some other
date, even a date you define. You can order the files by
size, from smallest to largest or from largest to smallest.

And possibly most useful to you, you probably can order
the files alphabetically by tag, although I've never done it
myself. Add a tag word, number, or phrase to each file's
entry in the directory listing, then select the tag column to
order by tag. I presume that the files will then be listed in
alphanumeric order by tag. And you can reverse that order
just like any other.

If the problem is that you want the photos to appear in a
certain order when you browse through them with an image
viewer, you should have said that. If the viewer will only
show photos in alphanumeric order, then you can change
the filenames to whatever you want. If the viewer will only
show photos in the order that the file info is stored in the
directory, then you have an interesting problem, but the
easiest solution would be to use a different viewer.

About a decade ago I wrote my own slideshow program for
Windows. It used a list of filenames in a text file that I made
and stored along with the images to determine the order in
which the images would be shown and how long each image
would be displayed. I haven't used it in years, and have no
intention to make it available for others to use now, but you
should be able to find lots of image viewers to download.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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October 31, 2017 at 18:54:04
Just made the change. I hadn't noticed that windows was placing my photos in order of either numeric or alphabetical. Low and behold, when I changed the photos to a numerical order, they changed their positions to be in sync with the numbers I assigned. Phew. Thank you !

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