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Paul Barrett
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I have been arm wresting with photo publishing apps over sorting files into the correct data order. It's a nightmare.

 

So I think I am going to give up on direct date sorting and go another route - renaming all the files to a name that starts with the date and time so that I can use file name to get the correct sequence

 

I know Daminion can do batch renames but is it able to construct a file name that goes:

 

YYYY-MM-DD-HH-MM-SS-OriginalFileName.ext_type

 

where the date and time stamp is sourced from the field Creation Datetime

 

... or do I need to use ExifTool?

 

Thanks for your help

 

- Paul

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I have been arm wresting with photo publishing apps over sorting files into the correct data order. It's a nightmare.

 

So I think I am going to give up on direct date sorting and go another route - renaming all the files to a name that starts with the date and time so that I can use file name to get the correct sequence

 

I know Daminion can do batch renames but is it able to construct a file name that goes:

 

YYYY-MM-DD-HH-MM-SS-OriginalFileName.ext_type

 

where the date and time stamp is sourced from the field Creation Datetime

 

... or do I need to use ExifTool?

 

Thanks for your help

 

- Paul

 

 

Hi Paul,

 

sure, the token string would be "%yyyy-%mm-%dd-%HH-%MM-%SS-%basename.%ext" in the batch rename (move) dialog. Please try oit with a limited number of files first

2017-02-22_170026.png

 

Before:

2017-02-22_170100.png

 

After:

2017-02-22_170116.png

 

 

 

Kind regards,

Daria

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