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I am not sure how to help but would like some advice. I have many pictures and videos of my baby on my computer because there are so many and some are very similar I have left the file the same that was chosen by the default. I know this is not the best way. But I now want to try to organise them renaming all the pictures will be very difficult and time consuming. Can anyone please give me some advice? 

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For image renaming I use the YYYY_MMDD_HHMMSS_SSS format.  For example if I were to take a photo right now when the local time is 08:30 pm I'd rename the image to be 

2021_0413_2030000_000.ext

Where of course .ext would be the file extension of your image.

By renaming my images that way they're always sorted in the order they were taken which is what I want.  I'm not suggesting this would be the best way for you to rename images but it's the best way for my needs.

To do the renaming, and to do everything else involving organization, I use IMatch.  It's not free but it's very powerful and has top notch support.

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1 hour ago, JohnZeman said:

For image renaming I use the YYYY_MMDD_HHMMSS_SSS format.  For example if I were to take a photo right now when the local time is 08:30 pm I'd rename the image to be 

2021_0413_2030000_000.ext

Where of course .ext would be the file extension of your image.

By renaming my images that way they're always sorted in the order they were taken which is what I want.  I'm not suggesting this would be the best way for you to rename images but it's the best way for my needs.

To do the renaming, and to do everything else involving organization, I use IMatch.  It's not free but it's very powerful and has top notch support.

 

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