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#312105 18-Mar-2024 05:43
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I have downloaded about 3000 phots from Icloud from my wifes and my account. Unfortunately, Icloud has dated all the photos by the date I downloaded them so cant organise them in chronological order. Is there any software that will let me arrange the photos in the order I want and keep that order so I can put the phots onto a usb memory stick?



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  #3207363 18-Mar-2024 06:25
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Sort by file name? 


topical, I’ve been meaning to do this also.


various “googling” suggests you have to use the orignal device the photos are stored on to export the photos into xx software, then manage them there before you save to USB.


see this…  if it works, let us know !


You will find anything you want at MightyApe (affiliate link).
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  #3207364 18-Mar-2024 06:26
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The images almost certainly have Exif data indicating when they were taken. In that case, ExifTool can be used to rename them.


Here's a script I used a few weeks ago to do something similar.


setlocal enabledelayedexpansion


    for /f "delims=" %%b in ('dir /b *.jpg') do (
        for /f "tokens=2" %%u in ('exiftool -T -FileName -DateTimeOriginal %%b') do (
            set DATE=%%u
            set DATE=!DATE::=!
            set FNAME=!DATE!_%%~nb.jpg
            rename %%b !FNAME::=!


EDIT: removed pushd/popd as my images were all in subdirectories.

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  #3207368 18-Mar-2024 07:11
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+1 for SirHumphreyAppleby. You'll want a tool that can read the EXIF data & modify the file attributes for you based on that.


Be aware that the script from SirHumphreyAppleby is for running on Windows, not OSX or Linux. It also requires the 3rd party ExifTool which is available for all platforms.

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