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Copying photos to CD in the order they were taken, by date.

I started vacation 4/23 and ended on 5/02. When I view the photos that were taken each day,(on a 2 gig flash card) those that were taken on 5/01 and then 5/02 are followed by those taken 4/23,24 etc. When I try to send the pics to a CD, it does the same thing. It always puts the smallest day number first, even if that number falls much later in the picture taking sequence. Is there a way to record to disc in the actual order taken? Thank you very much, Don

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Change the date on your camera to the english date setting, for example 01/10/07 for the 1st October 2007. This sequence will solve your problem. Cheers, Phil (Liverpool, England)

Posted on Aug 12, 2007

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Re: Copying photos to CD in the order they were taken, by...

The only way to do this is to right click on each image and rename it to the day sequence you wish or better still simply number the with a 3 digit sequence -001 002 003 etc., Once you have got the hang of it it is surprising how quick you can get So you retain the original number and put the sequence number in front like this 001-4/23 002-4/23 etc., for that day then 001-24/4 0024/24 and so on You then have them in numerical order in daily batches

Posted on May 18, 2007

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