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How 2 put photo files in a sequence for e.g., a slideshow

  1. #1


    Posts : 20
    Windows 7

    How 2 put photo files in a sequence for e.g., a slideshow


    I have a bunch of files that I would like to put in a sequence to go on a thumb drive or just in another folder so I can use the slideshow.

    I have windows 8.1.

    On a recent trip I took photos with one camera and my wife used another. I also created some JPEG files with text.

    Suppose I want to arrange them something like
    text slide 1.jpg
    my pic dsc890011.jpg
    her pic img001101.jpg
    text slide 3.jpg
    her pic img001173.jpg
    my pic dsc89022.mov
    text slide 2.jpg
    her pic img001155.jpg
    my pic dsc8901125.jpg

    How can I do this?
    Is there an app whereby I can just highlight a icon and drag it into a new position?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 143
    Windows 8.1


    I don't know for sure, but it should be as easy as highlighting all the photos that you want to include in your slideshow, right click and choose re-name. That should do it.
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  3. #3


    You might download this free utility and it will rename files for you:
    Introduction - Bulk Rename Utility

    Now I have not tested this utility so use it with caution. Hope this helps.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 20
    Windows 7

    How 2 put photo files in a sequence for e.g., a slideshow


    My post was unclear.

    When I try by <select all> <rename> and type something in front of the nae, I am able to put the same prefix into each name so that
    dsc03589.jpg ==> 001 dsc03589.jpg
    dsc03597.jpg ==> 001 dsc03597.jpg
    dsc03589.jpg ==> 001 dsc03589.jpg
    and so forth.

    If i were to try to reorder (re-sequence) by adding a prefix to each name (or by replacing the name) so that the prefix would indicate the order I want to have the files in, I would have to highlight and rename each file name.

    I was hoping that there was a way to drag-and-drop photo file icons into a new sequence and the computer would remember the order I wanted to show the photos.

    now I have the files in an order something like this
    her pic img001101.jpg
    her pic img001173.jpg
    her pic img001155.jpg
    my pic dsc890011.jpg
    my pic dsc8901125.jpg
    my pic dsc89022.mov
    text slide 1.jpg
    text slide 2.jpg
    text slide 3.jpg



    and want to have them in an arbitrary order something like this
    text slide 1.jpg
    my pic dsc890011.jpg
    her pic img001101.jpg
    text slide 3.jpg
    her pic img001173.jpg
    my pic dsc89022.mov
    text slide 2.jpg
    her pic img001155.jpg
    my pic dsc8901125.jpg

    If the photos were old fashioned 35mm slides, I could just put them into the slots in a tray in the order I want to show them.

    P. S. I tried moving them onto a thumb drive in the order I want, but Windows puts them back in name order.
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  5. #5


    It all depends on the software you are using for a the slide show maker. If your using windows movie maker, it will paly the slides (images) in the order that you put them in. If you are using the automatic slide show from the windows photo viewer, it will play them by file name and in order by name.

    To really use the photo viewer you will need to rename the files in the order you want them to be shown i.e. rename the first file to 1.jpg and the next 2.jp and so forth. There is not a real quick solution but there is a solution...you just have to chose what works best for you.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 20
    Windows 7


    Thank you.

    I'll look up the movie maker and see if it preserved the resolution XHD tv display.
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  7. #7


    Since you're looking at software, look here too:

    Photo DVD - Create DVD Slideshow - Photo to DVD

    I use this software and it works well.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 74
    s: XP, Win7, Win8, Ubuntu


    Quote Originally Posted by BigOldArt View Post
    Thank you.

    I'll look up the movie maker and see if it preserved the resolution XHD tv display.
    Never tried movie maker. Suspect that the slides might display a little faster than you would like, however.

    Files in Windows Explorer will display differently with Windows File Viewer, etc.... depending on how they are sorted.

    Displaying pictures/slides is what MS Office Powerpoint is for. Just be aware that the Powerpoint file will grow rapidly. You'll probably be surprised at how fast it gets to be a huge file.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 20
    Windows 7


    Does PowerPoint retain enough resolution for 4K (ultra-high definition) tv?
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  10. #10


    Posts : 74
    s: XP, Win7, Win8, Ubuntu


    Sorry. Missed your xhd spec.

    Seems that you have to blaze the trail for the rest of us.

    The only thing I found so far for ultra-high definition is a graphics / imaging SDK made by leadtools www.leadtools.com They say on last page of their ad in the Dec 2014 MSDN Magazine MDN_1412DG.pdf http://www.google.com.do/url?sa=t&rc...WcFYAClNaw6HnQ which follows page 24
    ....that their new version v.19, has h.265 with 2k and 4k ultra-high definition capabilities.
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