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General Photo album widget organization?

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  1. bweave

    bweave Well-Known Member
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    Can't find this anywhere but need some help...

    I have over 200 photos on my sd card in a separate folder that I created and pointed my HTC widget to. The problem I have is organizing these photos and controlling the order in which they appear. I cannot figure out how to do that.

    Any ideas how to do this??

    Thanks for any help...
     

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  2. Caddyman

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    i couldn't figure it out either, would like some insight as well.
     
  3. bweave

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    I was counting on your wisdom.... :)
     
  4. Caddyman

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    sorry, you (or rather eris) have stumped me
     
  5. thetomlin2

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    The photos are stored in the order of the date they were taken. The only way to change the order (that I know of), is to put the photos on your computer, Open the first photo in photoshop (or something similar) change the date on your computer and save the photo again. Then open the next photo, change the date on your computer to a day later and save. Then open the next photo .... ect.
     
  6. Caddyman

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    damn that is weak sauce, that is the only thing i didn't try. i did try renaming them, then gave up.
     
  7. thetomlin2

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    Yeah, it blows .... hard
     
  8. droid-dohrk

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    I haven't tested it for your purpose of changing the photo order, but there is a program for unix and windows called touch. You touch filename and it updates the timestamp on the file to the current time or you can specify a specific timestamp. GNU uniz Tools zip has touch.exe

    http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/
    There are 2 zips, the big one and then an update one.

    If I have to use windows, I always install these. Been using them for at least 5 years (2005 is the timestamp on the files I downloaded, but I think I found them years before that).

    Maybe that would help you?
     
  9. kellinwood

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    Here's what I did to organize my photos...

    1) Mount the phone/sd-card via USB on your computer.
    2) Create a directory in "media" for each photo album you want -- e.g., I created "Dogs", "Guitars", "People".
    3) Copy/organize photos into these directories
    4) Unmount the sd-card on the computer and phone
    5) Visit the default photo album app, press menu, select the icon with the three horizontal bars (list?). You will see each of the directories as photo albums.

    I would love to know if there's a way to do this on the phone without using the computer.

    Ken
     
  10. airtas

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    what if the photos have no date take field populated???
     
  11. SirEagle

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    On your PC right click on the photo, click Properties, click the Details tab, scroll down to Date Taken and there it is. If there is no date (which would be due to it being a downloaded or edited pic) just move your cursor to the right of Date Taken and a box will be there to put a date in. If the date is already there, just click on it and you can edit it.
     
  12. airtas

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    reason I ask is i had firmware 1.6 and some of my photos have no dates and upgraded to 2.1 and the album order changed
     
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