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Sorting Images And Storing Them In New Sequence


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I am new to Roxio and have limited computer knowledge. I need help in one basic area. I create images in my cameras (Canon on compactflash and Panasonic Lumix on SD). If I delete any images in either camera and then take further pictures, they use the spaces left by the deleted images and are given the reference numbers formally used by the deleted images. If I play the images back in the cameras the cameras sort the images back into date/time sequence. However, when I plug in the CF or SD card into my computer Windows XP Home takes in the images and stores them in My Pictures in the sequence of the reference numbers in the cameras (i.e. not in date/time sequence). I can sort the images by date/time in My Pictures but when I use Roxio (Creator 9) and attempt to transfer the images into a Slide Show or to create a DVD or CD, the sequence reverts back to the numbers from the cameras.

 

Can anyone please help me to get the pictures simply into date sequence and store them there permanently so that I can create Slide Shows on DVD or CD showing the pictures in the order in which they were taken.

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I am new to Roxio and have limited computer knowledge. I need help in one basic area. I create images in my cameras (Canon on compactflash and Panasonic Lumix on SD). If I delete any images in either camera and then take further pictures, they use the spaces left by the deleted images and are given the reference numbers formally used by the deleted images. If I play the images back in the cameras the cameras sort the images back into date/time sequence. However, when I plug in the CF or SD card into my computer Windows XP Home takes in the images and stores them in My Pictures in the sequence of the reference numbers in the cameras (i.e. not in date/time sequence). I can sort the images by date/time in My Pictures but when I use Roxio (Creator 9) and attempt to transfer the images into a Slide Show or to create a DVD or CD, the sequence reverts back to the numbers from the cameras.

 

Can anyone please help me to get the pictures simply into date sequence and store them there permanently so that I can create Slide Shows on DVD or CD showing the pictures in the order in which they were taken.

 

Once the pictures are on your computer, they can be sorted in almost any way you want. You cannot arrange them permanantly in any particular sequence.<br>When you add the photo files to Videowave, you can select them in the date/time they were taken by sorting the "Date Created" column.

 

BTW, which Roxio version are you using: Roxio Creator 2009 or EMC 9. Someone was perhaps too quick in moving this post from Creator 2009 :rolleyes: There is a lot of confusion because posters do not reference their correct version.

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I am new to Roxio and have limited computer knowledge. I need help in one basic area. I create images in my cameras (Canon on compactflash and Panasonic Lumix on SD). If I delete any images in either camera and then take further pictures, they use the spaces left by the deleted images and are given the reference numbers formally used by the deleted images. If I play the images back in the cameras the cameras sort the images back into date/time sequence. However, when I plug in the CF or SD card into my computer Windows XP Home takes in the images and stores them in My Pictures in the sequence of the reference numbers in the cameras (i.e. not in date/time sequence). I can sort the images by date/time in My Pictures but when I use Roxio (Creator 9) and attempt to transfer the images into a Slide Show or to create a DVD or CD, the sequence reverts back to the numbers from the cameras.

 

Can anyone please help me to get the pictures simply into date sequence and store them there permanently so that I can create Slide Shows on DVD or CD showing the pictures in the order in which they were taken.

 

Like Walt said, you can sort by date in the Media Selector.

 

If you want the date on the file name when you import, try this. If you Import your images via Roxio Media Import, you find right next to Save Files To, is Rename Images. Click in there and type the category (in your situation it would be the specific date; you could also type in Aunt Alice Birthday Party, etc) check all the images you want to be named starting with that date and then import them. They will be named Specific Date 0001, Specific Date 0002, etc., as Daithi pointed out. Repeat the same steps for the rest of the images on the card.

 

If I recall correctly, you can also do this with XP's image importing utility. You should have a space where you can type the name for the group of images.

 

To put your images in alphanumeric order, make sure that your date order will follow that convention. For example, try dating like 08-11-20 (year-month-day). This way you can have all your images in one folder (if you must) and they will still be in chronological order, regardless of when you took or imported them. (Use leading zeroes for the single-digits ex. 08-07-02.) Now your images should line up like this

 

08-01-01 0001

08-01-01 0002

 

08-02-10 0001

08-02-10 0002

 

08-03-03 0001

 

etc.

 

If you think that may become confusing for you, try naming with an underscore after the year: 08_04-23 so you know what is the year and the month/day:

 

08_01-01 0001

08_01-01 0002

 

08_02-10 0001

08_02-10 0002

 

08_03-03 0001

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