4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 7, 2014 5:30 AM by nealeh

    Sorting Input files

    froggy_cat1

      Hi,

       

      I'm using Elements 11 and I need to import 1200 pictures.  The pictures have various names, so I cannot sort the files by name, newest or oldest.  I can bring up windows explorer and sort the files by "date taken."  If I click on these files and drag them into Elements, the timeline sorts them by name, and the 1200 photos get out of chronological order.  I had started renaming each file 1.jpg, 2.jpg, 3.jpg  and so on.  When I import these new names, the files are then arranged A to Z...and not numerically.  For example, importing the first 20 files actually lines them up in the timeline as 1.jpg, 10.jpg, 11.jpg and so on.  Is there any way I can import these files into the correct order....by date taken?  I really don't want to speed days moving picture by picture around to get them into the correct chronological order.  I would be more than  happy to rename each file, but not sure what to rename it since a numeric number doesn't work.

       

      Thanks, Tom