> I wish to order image files in a folder in a certain way (ie not
> alphabetic or chronologic). I can drag and drop pictures into the
> preferred order, but I am not sure how to ensure the permanence of
> that re-ordering. Also, I would like to be able to copy these images
> (in there new order) to either a new folder or to a CD. Can someone
> please tell me how I can do these things in Vista?
Once you have the images in the order you
prefer...renaming the files using numbers
should insure that they remain in the same
You can rename in a batch if you don't mind
losing your file names. Just select all and right
click the first image...from the menu...choose...
If you enter...
The remaining filenames will follow sequence
If you wish to add the numbers and retain the
file names....you can add the numbers manually
at the beginning of the name:
The freeware IrfanView can batch number your
files and retain the file names:
(get the plug-ins too)
Begin by opening Irfanview and go to...File /
Batch Conversion / Rename / Batch Rename.
I would suggest that you make a new folder and
add s *copies* of several image files to experiment
with. Open this folder in IrfanView.
John Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience
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