Images sorting for a slide show on the TV

9:01 pm March 10, 201710609

If you want to show your holiday photos in a slide show on the TV, must approve the order, otherwise, the presentation is messy.

sorting the TV switch to

Unfortunately many TVs have your own idea of the correct sequence of digital images. They evaluate the file date or the date enshrined in the EXIF header of the JPG files, then is still all right. Many television but go purely on the name of the file or even just the physical order of the files on the disk, use to decide what will be shown first.

Anzeige eines USB-Stick
it is easiest if you browse through the configuration menu of your TV and find a setting for the collation of a USB stick


in this case, you switch to an option such as “EXIF” or “internal date”. Then, the collation for the case should fit that you want to show together images from different cameras together, resulting in the different serial numbers in the file name to be.

with these two steps force following method helps the proper order

If you don’t get out there with the settings on the TV. This make the first step to ensure that the images are named after their internal recording date, so the timestamp that was stored in the EXIF data.

Beispiel für die Dateireihenfolge
example for the displayed image sequence on TV

a photo taken at 17:58:00 on 17 March 2014, says 2014-03-17-17h58m00s.jpg, as shown in the picture above. If the TV so the file name as a fine feature, the collation is true so.

the second step then copy the data on the USB stick or memory card. This make sure that the photos be transferred their recording order listed.

the oldest images are at the top of the table of contents to the disk. Television that no make reordering and simply proceed according to the physical order, are thus forced to process the photos properly.

to rename the images the EXIF time stamp according to to

warning: you are not working with the originals of your JPEG files. Because the names are changed with the following steps and you can not restore the original name!

  1. the tool Namexif by download.
  2. start the program, click friends Add and control in the dialog that opens the directory, where your photos are located.
  3. confirm loading, Namexif shows you the found JPG images in a survey like this. This shows the drive letter a little unusual. But that’s fine.

    Das Tool Namexif
    The tool Namexif for read files.

  4. now click on next and are in the window where you specify the file name patterns that you want to use the program.
  5. you can simply leave the setting to the default or enter a private pattern.
  6. is only important that the order in which of the date and time elements is that first comes the year, then the month, then the day, etc.

    Namexif Namensmuster
    Use the default setting as a name pattern or use your own scheme.

  7. a further click on next starts the rename operation. Check out your image directory after using a file manager, it looks like, for example:

    Dateiansicht nach dem Umbenennen
    file view after you rename

In the example you see at the bottom, that the tool for found two files with identical timestamp. This temporal duplicates be simply fitted with a serial number, so no name conflicts.

to copy your photos according to the chronological order

to transfer the files in the temporal sorting using the Windows Explorer. The method described here works with all Windows versions of our knowledge.

  1. you go in Windows Explorer to the directory where your pictures are located.
  2. convert view – details on the tabular representation of and click the column heading of , so that the oldest files above be sorted by name .

    Sortierung beim Kopieren ändern
    Sorting before copying change

  3. now scroll all the way down, click on the bottom and this latest file, go back to the top and click the top file while holding the button [Umschalten] . Thus, all all files are marked.
  4. open with [Strg – N] a new Explorer window and control where the copy destination, so for example the USB-stick. Arrange both Explorer Windows so that you can easily drag the files into the target window.
  5. go with the mouse over the first file in the list, hold down the left mouse button and drag to the files in the other window in the directory to be copied. There release the mouse button.

    Kopie per Drag und Drop
    Copy drag and drop

  6. a different copy progress status window now displays your Windows depending on the version.
  7. If you see here on the ever-changing file name, be sure you grossly whether Windows holds in the desired order.

    Kopieren der Fotos
    The Explorer copies the photos in the order you want.

to verify that the physical order of the files is

with the Explorer look bad as the files actually are arranged on the disk, because he always sorted to a criterion. The best works in a command line window.

press [Win – X] and click on command prompt .

for you stick to example I: drive letter, then enter now:

friends i: / p

the answer should be a list of files in the desired sorting, as here:

Reihenfolge überprüfen
order check

to handle files without EXIF time stamp

it will always happen you , that the tool JPG files encounters, which have no date note. About then, this can be the case if someone sends you pictures via Whatsapp. These files are simply indicated the file names that drop out of the role.

it is easiest if you manually rename these files:

  1. to toggle one of the icon views in Explorer, and try to find one that fits in time for each image without a proper date.
  2. this you click once to highlight it, press [F2] and [Strg – C] . Now, the name is in the Clipboard.

    Umbenennen Bild
    Renaming an image

  3. then go to the unsorted image, highlight it, press again [F2] and insert the name of the other image by [Strg – V].
  4. the name, still manipulate and set up as the second one. Otherwise Yes both images would equal, because mean what the Explorer with an error acknowledged.

images of from different cameras bring together

If you notice when renaming, that the internal clocks of the cameras were different, for lack of daylight savings time adjustment, then the images of the two sources first in various subdirectories Pack and separate rename.

in the directory with the falsified time stamps, you then enter shift , time
a value when renaming with Namexif in the field, to compensate for the time.

the time lags behind for example 2 hours, enter there:

Namexif Zeitversatz

add time offset if the time difference between the cameras is not only hours or minutes, you must use a different tool to synchronize the pictures time. How the tip shows you correct date of many photos.

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