Please help! I can copy photos in to My Photos folder. I can select them and rename. I can order them by date taken but why why why when I copy them on to a CD does the order change and appearsto be random. I am not sue how I do it - just go in to My photos and choose copy to CD on from the left hand apne.
I click the first one and then shift & the last so all the photos are highlighted. I then right click and hit rename. I called the last batch sports day and they were then called sports day 1, sports day 2 etc................
They are in the right order on the CD. When you click slide show the order goes kaput! This is the same on the dvd player attached to the tv. Any suggestions???
I suspect that it is to do with the numbering and may be playing spd 1, then spd 10, spd 11, spd 12 ... and I think that this is because you need them to be numbered 001, 002 ... 010, 011. (I am doing this from memory having seen a similar problem on these pages in the past!. As to how you get the correct numbering I am not at all sure!
Usually when you record a CD the files just get burnt to display in alphabetical order by default. Files aren't stored on disc in any order, they are just a big chunk of data in 0's and 1's and the filenames are stored at the start of the disc and point to the sector where that file is stored. This means that the order of the files can go wrong because the slideshow and DVD player could be looking at the old original order which was determined by the camera when the pictures were taken. Digital cameras save a lot of extra information in EXIF tags in the photos such as the date it was taken, make & model of the camera etc so this can mess up the order.
Good old Windoze has a strange way of ordering multi digit numbers-it does all the ones then all the two like 1-10-11 through to 19 then 2-20 through to 29 etc The way out is to use 3 digit numbering - 001-002---010---011 etc., Then if you need to move a slide from say 025 to 007- instead of thinking OMG I now have to renumber that lot- don't - simply rename 025 to 07a and it will stay right where you want it.
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