Feature Request: Sort List By Date

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#1 : 02/03-10 16:39
Renato Bisacchi
Renato Bisacchi
Posts: 1
Hi there, first of all, thank you for your great freeware!

To make it even better, you should create an option to sort the originating file list by any other parameter rather than alphabetically. Eg.: Date of creation. This feature would help me as I use two or more cameras generating multiple pictures.

Thank you again,
Renato


02/03-10 16:39 - edited 02/03-10 19:35
#2 : 01/04-10 23:39
Kevin Gillett
Kevin Gillett
Posts: 3
Reply to #1:

I agree with Renato's comments, this does look to be a very good and useful piece of software. First of all, I haven't found a utility that does everything I want, but this is starting to get close.

In addition to the sort by date. I would suggest adding the ability to rename with DATE TAKEN. I have systems where Date Modified, Date Created are all wrong, but for some reason the field Date Taken is always correct.

My preferred method of renaming image files is by:

Date Taken - #### - Subject

I would also like to see the ability to adjust times on a specific set of files. Say camera one has time set to PST and camera 2 has time set to MST + 15 mins (due to a clock error). I'd like the ability to automatically import the pictures from both cameras, adjusting to one of the two times (user inputed time delta +/- hours:mins) then sort by Date Taken. Then I could automatically rename them by the Date Taken and number them chronologically.

Anyway, quite a good program from what I can see. I'm going to continue trying it out and for the most part I can see it being very useful for me even without the changes.

Thanks for the good program.

Kevin



01/04-10 23:39
#3 : 02/04-10 15:12
Kim Jensen
Kim Jensen
Administrator
Posts: 733
Reply to #2:
It should already be possible to sort by both creation date and date taken. But remember the date columns is not visible by default. They have to be enabled by right clicking a column header and selecting the columns needed.

Are you aware of this feature with selecting which columns should be visible or is it to subtle? Do I need to make the button more explicit?

The date time tags for images ( http://aren.hulubulu.net/docs/docs_show.php?ide nt=tags_image&lang=1033&collecti on=1 ) should be using the date taken value of the EXIF information in the image. But it can be difficult for me to test properly because the EXIF part of the image contains several dates and times and there is several ways to handle time zones and daylight savings.

If you have images where the date taken value Advanced Renamer uses is different from what you expect, please send the image to me by e-mail. Then I will make sure the program reads the dates and times of that image properly.

If you have any other suggestions please feel free to write them in the forum or send them to me by e-mail. I really appreciate the feedback I get from the people using the software.


02/04-10 15:12 - edited 02/04-10 15:13
#4 : 07/04-10 21:42
Kevin Gillett
Kevin Gillett
Posts: 3
Reply to #3:

I found the date taken sort option, but couldn't find the fields Date Taken in the rename options. You can insert the Date Created time, and the current Date/Time or Date Modifed, but you can't insert the fields for Date Taken into the filename.

The field chooser is hard to find, but it's implemented the same way many other programs do it, so if you experiment enough you find it.

Anyway sorting by Date Taken helps solve one part assuming my time stamps are all correct, but I still want to add those fields to my filenames.

Thanks,

Kevin


07/04-10 21:42
#5 : 07/04-10 22:35
Kim Jensen
Kim Jensen
Administrator
Posts: 733
Reply to #4:
If you use the new name method and you click the drop down above the tags below the edit field, you will see an entry called Image Tags. When you click it you will see the tags that works for images. You can use <IMG YEAR> <IMG MONTH> <IMG DAY> <IMG HOUR> <IMG MIN> and <IMG SEC> to add the Date Taken to the filename.


07/04-10 22:35
#6 : 08/04-10 20:41
Kevin Gillett
Kevin Gillett
Posts: 3
Reply to #5:
Thanks.. it was a terminology thing obviously. I didn't picture image date as Date Taken. Thanks.

Now the only feature missing is the time deltas for two groups of files from different cameras and we're done, but I have another utility for that if needed.

BTW - thanks for the great support.


08/04-10 20:41
#7 : 13/03-17 06:26
Sam
Sam
Posts: 1
Reply to #5:
Please add "Date/Time Taken Tags," as a new drop down selection similar to the "Date/Time Created Tags."
I take a lot of movies and images on my cell phone. It stores the "taken" tags for photos and videos alike." In your program, it doesn't seem possible to do a batch folder of both photos and videos naming them with the "dates taken," although it does seem possible with "dates created" or "dates modified."
The dates modified and created are not the same as the actual dates taken for the files in my phone.


13/03-17 06:26 - edited 13/03-17 06:27
#8 : 15/03-17 13:09
Adam Turner
Adam Turner
Posts: 1
Reply to #7:

I found the date taken sort option, but couldn't find the fields Date Taken in the rename options. You can insert the Date Created time, and the current Date/Time or Date Modifed, but you can't insert the fields for Date Taken into the filename.

The field chooser is hard to find, but it's implemented the same way many other programs do it, so if you experiment enough you find it.

Anyway sorting by Date Taken helps solve one part assuming my time stamps are all correct, but I still want to add those fields to my filenames.

Thanks,
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15/03-17 13:09 - edited 15/03-17 13:12