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Pictures folder names - don't like the date format Britechguy?


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#1 hogesinwa

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 05:12 PM

Maybe one for Brian?  Saw the Picasa post.

 

I use Canon EOS software to extract photos from my camera.  They go to my Pictures folder.  I have the EOS software set to name folders as  YYYY-MM-DD

 

I specifically set the separator to be a hyphen, not an underline as I do not want YYYY_MM_DD

 

Folder names come out in the precise format I do NOT want.

 

Any ideas why this is being overridden?  Windows naming screwing things up?  Picasa, of course, simply reflects what occurs previously and in any event I don't know of anything there that would amend this for me.

 

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 05:34 PM

Not sure if it will work but you can change the default date format for Windows 10 in Control Panel but this will change everything, not just photo folders.

 

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-change-date-and-time-formats-windows-10



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:05 PM

No, no change.  I now have Windows instructed to show YYYY-MM-DD and EOS software configured the same but it still auto-creates new picture folders with Underscores _ instead of hyphens -.

 

Why oh why will this damn operating system not do as it's told?

 

Thanks for suggesting the possible fix.

 

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:51 PM

I don't believe it's the OS.

 

I use FastStone Image Viewer (which does way more than just viewing images) as my image manager for multiple devices including a Sony digital camera and a couple of smartphones.

 

It creates a directory structure starting with YYYY.  Under that the photos are loaded to a folder named YYYY-MM-DD, and I have elected to have all photos renamed from whatever the device might call them to YYYY-MM-DD_HH.MM.SS.extension

 

Works without a hitch.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 11:52 AM

Not sure if it will work but you can change the default date format for Windows 10 in Control Panel but this will change everything, not just photo folders.

 

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-change-date-and-time-formats-windows-10

Yesterday it refused to work.

Today, it does work?  Thanks.



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 11:53 AM

I don't believe it's the OS.

 

I use FastStone Image Viewer (which does way more than just viewing images) as my image manager for multiple devices including a Sony digital camera and a couple of smartphones.

 

It creates a directory structure starting with YYYY.  Under that the photos are loaded to a folder named YYYY-MM-DD, and I have elected to have all photos renamed from whatever the device might call them to YYYY-MM-DD_HH.MM.SS.extension

 

Works without a hitch.

Had a quick look.  Will download and check how it works when I have more time up my sleeve.  Trying to stick with Picasa for the moment but who knows what will happen when Google realises its plan to force the world to their cloud will fail dismally.



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 12:00 PM

hogesinwa wrote, in part:  Trying to stick with Picasa for the moment but who knows what will happen when Google realises its plan to force the world to their cloud will fail dismally.

 

I expect that Picasa 3.9 will function "perpetually" now as a local program.  The only thing it doesn't do that it used to do is have any connection to cyberspace via your Google account.  Some people see that as a distinct advantage.

 

As to your "force" comment, my only response is, "that ship has sailed, and is at cruising speed."


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