Sorting photos by time taken

Started Jun 13, 2006 | Discussions thread
Mark Estrada Contributing Member • Posts: 921
Why don't you just transfer using Nikon Transfer or ACDSee

I don't know if this will work for the D200 and D70, but the original Nikon Transfer that came with Nikon View would allow one to rename the files during transfer from card to computer hard drive. One could select to rename the file by shooting date and time. So for D2h, D1h and even 1D2 images, I would make sure the camera date and times are synchronized and after the shoot, just put the CF cards into the card reader and have Nikon Transfer rename the files during upload. This way they'd be automatically sorted.

Alternatively, ACDsee 7.0 can be used:

1. Highlight the names of all the files to be renamed
2. Right click and click on rename
3. Select Template tab and check ise Template to rename files
4. Click on Insert Metadata and under choose properties check
EXIF -> Camera -> Date/Time

This will put Template: in the template box

5. Click Start Rename

the end result is that all the files will be renamed in the following format

6-12-2006 1-23-45 PM.NEF

mm-dd-year hours-minutes-seconds M.

The downside is that it doesn't do it in 24 hour clock. However, one can use the rest of ACDsee's rename features to convert everything back to military time in order to get things in true chronologic order.

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