Usually your images are already sorted by filename in the creation sequence of your camera, but you may want to override this for certain images. Also, if you move or copy an image to a folder which already contains sorted images, then most likely the image will not be in the desired place.
The sequence of files is an important aspect of the organization of images, not only for web album export or screenshows. To move single images inside a directory, you could manually rename the files as explained later. A much more efficient solution is to use the custom sorting feature of CodedColor:
Hint: An alternative to the steps 6-8 is to use . Click on the files to be repositioned, hold the left mouse button pressed, and only let go of it over the image in front of of which you want to position the selected files. If your image is appended to the end, your mouse pointer was not exactly over the thumb.
Obviously you need to have write access to the directory, so this feature does not work for CD drives. To resort files on CDs, you have to create a catalog of the images, and then apply custom sorting to this catalog. As you can already guess, the custom sorting works the same in Catalog folders containing not the originals, but linkfiles pointing to the originals.
To remove custom sorting from a directory, select the menuitem (00123)image.jpg will be restored to image.jpg, so you will loose your current custom sort order. Whenever you repeat the above steps for the first time, all files in the directory will receive the prefix "(xxxxx).." again.. All filenames of the form
Besides this automatic batch renaming of images in a directory, you have the following alternatives to manually change the sort order of your images:
Manually renaming original images
Manually renaming catalog linkfiles
If you add the selected images to a catalog, you can manually rename the linkfiles in the catalog to fit your desired sort order. The original filenames will not be changed. So along with the advantage of putting the same image into several catalogs, you can also have different sort orders in separate catalogs. The easiest way of resorting the linkfiles inside a catalog is to add the prefix "10..", "20..", "30..", etc. to the beginning of the filenames. If you now want to position the file 30_sunset.jpg above the file 20_beach.jpg, you could for instance rename it to 15_sunset.jpg. But again, it is much easier to use our custom sorting feature explained above.
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