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Windows 7: Picture numbering

27 May 2010   #1
unklmyk

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Picture numbering

How can I get the imported pictures to number sequentially with what's already in a folder instead of always trying to start over at "1" again? Help would be appreciated


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27 May 2010   #2
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi

I am not sure whether you can achieve what you have asked for unless you utilise some other software (possibly paid versions) to manage your pictures.
Following is a copy of the response from Windows Help File using search string "import pictures":

Change settings for importing pictures and videos

You can change the settings Windows uses when importing pictures and videos from cameras, portable devices, scanners, or data CDs or DVDs. These import settings determine how pictures and videos are named and organized when you import them to your computer. For more information about importing pictures and video files from a digital camera, see

How do I get pictures from my camera to my computer?
  1. Do one of the following:
    • Connect a camera to your computer by using the camera's USB cable, and then turn on the camera.
    • Connect a portable device that contains pictures or videos to your computer by using the device's USB cable, and then turn on the device.
    • Insert a removable flash memory card, such as a Secure Digital (SD) or CompactFlash memory card into a memory card reader.
    • Connect a scanner to your computer by using a USB cable, and then turn on the scanner.
    • Insert a data CD or DVD that contains pictures or videos into your CD/DVD drive.
  2. In the AutoPlay dialog box that appears, click Import pictures and videos using Windows.
  3. To change the settings that are used when importing pictures and videos, click Import settings in the Import Pictures and Videos dialog box.
  4. Change one or more settings in the Import Settings dialog box, and then click OK.
  5. Click OK to restart Import Pictures and Videos. Type a tag in the Tag these pictures (optional) box, and then click Import to import your pictures and videos using the new settings.
Note

  • Some devices are compatible with Device Stage. For compatible devices, Device Stage will open instead of AutoPlay when you connect the device to your computer and turn on the device. To import pictures from the device, click the import link in Device Stage.
    To import pictures from a device in Device Stage, the device must be compatible with Device Stage. This new feature allows you to import pictures and videos from some devices, as well as perform other device-related tasks.



The following table describes the different settings for importing pictures and videos.
To
Do this
Choose the import settings for the current device or media
In the Settings for list, verify that the current device or media containing pictures and videos is selected.
You can change the settings for importing pictures (and in some cases videos, too) from cameras, portable devices, directly from flash memory cards, scanners, or data CDs or DVDs. You might choose to use the same settings, or you might use different settings for the different devices and media. The device you connected (or media you inserted for data CDs or DVDs) is selected by default.
Choose the imported pictures folder
Click the Browse button next to Import images to, choose the main folder for your imported pictures, and then click OK.
This lets you choose a folder that works best for you to keep your pictures organized. You might choose to store imported pictures in the My Pictures folder (the default), in another folder on your computer, or on an external hard disk drive (if you have one attached to your computer).
Choose the imported videos folder
Click the Browse button next to Import videos to, choose the main folder for your imported videos, and then click OK.
This lets you choose a folder to store video files that you import from a camera, flash memory card, or data CD or DVD that has video files. You might choose to store imported videos in the My Pictures folder (the default), in another folder on your computer, or on an external hard drive.
Determine how folders are named for imported pictures and videos
Click the Folder name list, and then click one of the folder naming conventions.
You can specify how the folder will be named using a combination of date and/or tag information. This lets you determine how you want your folders to be named and organized.
Specify the file naming convention for imported pictures and videos
Click the File name list, and then click one of the file naming conventions.
You might want your imported pictures and videos to keep their current file names. However, it can be difficult to find a picture or video by just looking at the file name. Therefore, you might choose to have each group of new pictures and videos renamed, so each file is named with the tag you enter followed by a number.
Be prompted to enter a tag when importing pictures and videos
Verify that the Prompt for a tag on import check box is selected.
If this check box is cleared, you won't be prompted for a tag when you're importing pictures and videos. Pictures and videos are then imported without any tags. However, you can add tags after the pictures are imported.
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29 May 2010   #3
unklmyk

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks very much! I'll try this out
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30 May 2010   #4
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

You are welcome

hope things work out

Regards
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29 May 2011   #5
maggieo

Windows 7 RTM
 
 
Importing Photos into Win 7

Like the person above, I would like to be able to select a folder, each time, for whichever pics I want from my camera, and have them take the next number in line, just like the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer did in Windows XP. I could have all pictures start with PIC, I could pick my folders, either an existing folder - like "CATS" or create a new folder and browse to it, and it would either start with PIC 001 or if there were already 23 pics in there, it would start at PIC 24, etc.. it would do the same with AVI's also. I would be more than willing to purchase a third party software to do this, if that's what I need to get the old functionality back. Not sure if that's why the AVS Splitter is mentioned above or if that is an ad.
I have tried using the "Import" function so well described by Lomai (thank you) - but it just doesn't meet my needs the way the old software in XP did.

Any/all help would be MUCH appreciated.
Thanks - Maggie
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