randomizing photos

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#1 : 30/11-11 02:11
Mitch Bobrow
Mitch Bobrow
Posts: 1
Hi Is there a way to randomize photos because I don't want my new electronic picture viewer to show photos in order they were either taken or were put onto the sd card that loads into the electric frame. Thanks.


30/11-11 02:11
#2 : 30/11-11 19:38
Kim Jensen
Kim Jensen
Administrator
Posts: 775
Reply to #1:
You can use the new name method and add a random number to the beginning of every file. That will make explorer and many other file and image viewers sort the files randomly.

Use this pattern in the new name method:
<Rand>_<Name>.<Ext>

http://www.advancedrenamer.com/docs/docs_show.p hp?ident=method_newname
http://www.advancedrenamer.com/docs/docs_show.p hp?ident=tags_advanced


30/11-11 19:38
#3 : 03/12-11 18:44
Mitch Bobrow
Mitch Bobrow
Posts: 2
Reply to #2:
Thank you so much. It randomized the file names but the dates each picture was taken remain and my electronic picture frame uses the dates to order the pics. So is there a way to get rid of the dates on the file? Thanks again. Mitch


03/12-11 18:44
#4 : 03/12-11 20:03
Kim Jensen
Kim Jensen
Administrator
Posts: 775
Reply to #3:
It depends. There are several timestamps available.
The file system maintains three timestamps (created, modified, and accessed). If the picture frame use one of these timestamps you can change them all to the same date and time by using the Timestamp method in Advanced Renamer. If all the date and times are the same I assume the picture frame will use the filename to order the files.
Pictures can also have several embedded timestamps (EXIF timestamps). If the picture frame use one of these embedded timestamps instead of the file system timestamps then Advanced Renamer cannot help you. Advanced Renamer cannot change the EXIF timestamps.


03/12-11 20:03
#5 : 03/12-11 21:46
Mitch Bobrow
Mitch Bobrow
Posts: 2
Reply to #4:
Thanks.


03/12-11 21:46 - edited 04/12-11 21:06