Numbering Photo's automatic with software

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  1. Xinix

    Xinix TPF Noob!

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    Hello,

    I am looking for software or something that wil automatic number my photos.
    For example:
    First i have to make 12 pictures from a car, 15 from a house, 25 garden, 12 people, etc.
    The name for my car pictures are 1.jpg, 1-1.jpg, 1-2.jpg till 1.11..jpg,
    the house 2.jpg, 2-1.jpf, 2-2.jpg, till 2-14.jpg,
    and of course the garden 3.jpg, 3-1.jpg, 3-2.jpg to 3-24.jpg.

    My idea
    I could make a picture of a label or barcode to recognize the position.
    So.. for the car photos I first make a picture of the barcode, and then take all the pictures of the car,
    when i am finished with the car, I first make a photo from the barcode again than
    start making pictures of the house, finished with fotos, start with barcode
    and start with the garden pictures, etc, etc.
    When i upload the photo's from my camera the system knows the position from the barcode and automatically numbers the photo's.

    Is there somekind of software for this, or is there an much easier way?


     
  2. snowbear

    snowbear Big Furball Supporting Member

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    Most, if not all digital cameras name photos with either a sequential number or by date and time, so they are already numbered. As for your question, yes, there a number of programming languages that could rename (renumber) files in a directory - you need only know how to write a program or script.
     
  3. Xinix

    Xinix TPF Noob!

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    Yes i know all photos have numbers.
    That's the thing, i want the pictures to have the names i early mentioned.
    Car gets nr 1 with sequential numbers (1-1.jpg / 1-2.jpg / 1-3.jpg, etc.
    House gets nr 2 with sequential numbers (2-1.jpg / 2-2.jpg / 2-3.jpg, etc),
    Garden 3.jpg / 3-1.jpg / 3-2.jpg etc.

    The software / program must automatically number the photo's from my camera to my computer.
    So when i place them on my website there all in order and the system recognize the photos.
     
  4. ronlane

    ronlane What's next? Supporting Member

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    What software are you using to process your images? In lightroom, you can rename the files with the name and sequence numbers that you want.
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    Window's File Manager can do this easily.

    Just select the files you want to rename, right-click, then choose Rename. Enter the name you want, and it will renumber them for you.

    Otherwise: Introduction - Bulk Rename Utility
     
  6. Xinix

    Xinix TPF Noob!

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    For now i am using Bulk Rename Utility or MS Office 2010 to number the foto's myself.
    I think it takes to much time when i have to re- number like 350 items / persons with each 15 sequential numbers.

    I hope there is someting out there that works automatically as i mentioned earlier.
     
  7. Xinix

    Xinix TPF Noob!

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    Yes, working with BRU, but still i have to rename all pic myself.

    * BTW Chuck Norris really rules ;-)
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    Well, yeah! Do you think the software is going to recognize the subject and name it for you?
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    an alternative
    Many cameras allow you to give a name to the files
    So if you go into the camera menu and give the name 1_
    then it will sequentially name the file after that 1_1, 1_2 etc as an example.

    you'll have to go in the camera menu each time though to change it to 2_, 3_, or 2-, 3- etc

    not sure how it would work over all

    but in LightRoom you can do import parameters on stuff too like naming. And then only select each image type at a time to import.

    If you use software right now you may want to peruse the manual.

    I actually tried what you want to do years ago.
    I have many images done that way
    but when I bought adobe lightroom it has a catalog system that handles everything for you and you can put everything in collections, etc. So much better. I also went from a numbering system to a collections / visual image system.

    After you get used to a visual image system the numbering system falls short unless you have a separate database of what each image is; which in and of itself is a major PITA to keep updated then refer to.
     
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  10. Xinix

    Xinix TPF Noob!

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    Yes......That's the whole idea ;-)
    For the software to know the position you have got to work with a barcode or something.
    For example.
    well.... let's say a card with a barcode.
    The computer recognizes the position from the picture with a barcode.
    So everything between the barcode gets a number.

    Example:
    First i have to make 12 pictures from a car, 15 from a house, 25 garden, 12 people, etc.
    At first take a picture of the barcode:
    Then car pictures, / Barcode /, house pictures, / barcode / garden pictures/ barcode / people pictures, etc.

    The software now knows where to regognize.
    He can automatically number car 1 with sequence numbers, house 2 with sequence numbers and so on.
     
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    Seems seems to me you're trying to over-complicate it and make it actually harder to do. Personally I would make several different file folders s on my camera so if I took a bunch of pictures in the garden I take those and a file directory number to one Landscapes file directory number two and so on.

    Then you could then you could simply copy those file folders to your computer, and renamw the images using the bulk rename utility.
     

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