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Windows 7: Randomizing Photos in a folder

24 Oct 2011   #1
dcremuno

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Randomizing Photos in a folder

Hey guys,

Need some help with randomizing photos in a folder. I have 2,600+ photos of my nephew in one folder and I am making a collage where those photos will serve as the background image that makes up one large image.

The issue I am having is, when I automate the process (contact sheet) in Photoshop, it pulls the photos one at a time in the order that they are in the folder.

This causes issues because similar images have similar background properties (skyline, lighting etc...) which cause the collage background to look like it has lines in it.

Bottom line, how can you quickly randomize files in a folder...without doing it manually (2,600+ files).

Thanks,
DCremUno


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24 Oct 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

This tutorial may be of help: Desktop Slideshow - Shuffle Images in Multiple Folders

You might also want to have a look at this freebie: FastStone Image Viewer - Powerful and Intuitive Photo Viewer, Editor and Batch Converter
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24 Oct 2011   #3
dcremuno

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks! I tried it out and it randomized it pretty well actually. Not perfect, but enough to shake things up I think!
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24 Oct 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome.

Don't forget, practice makes perfect!
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