How to categorize thousands of pictures from a single folder to multiple folders in 10 minutes?
Well, I’ve purchased new Samsung handset and during initial two months I took around 3,300 pictures (my best friend’s marriage and my family trip to an exotic hill station was included too); pictures were huge and I was excited to show it to everyone however as the quantity was huge, I felt like bit boring to watching such huge of pictures in a single go so I decided to make folders of individuals and place pictures in day-wise structure so that we can enjoy complete journey. Two months means sixty (60) days and around 3,300 pictures, hmm big problem? Isn’t!
In two months I can got that huge amount of pictures then think of what I could have gathered in an years ;) and what if someone wanted to arrange an years’ collection in such day-wise-folder-structure - it could take days in narration. Anyhow, you are smart and by now you might have understood that if I’m writing something here then I must have tried and sought solution already? You are getting smarter each day.
So, here is how to narrate pictures in shorted possible time slot:
- Arrange picture names somewhere where we can manipulate them. I use few old techniques of mine for doing such act; go to Command prompt (CMD for Win7 & Command for Windows XP) by typing it in RUN (Start -> Run) and hit enter. You will land in to dark room, console windows whose background is black and things fancy & mouse doesn’t perform any helpful function.
- Ok once landing in to command prompt, you have change path using its internal command; for example your picture folder is located in D driver then try these commands (CD\, D:, Cd Image_folder). If you follow then instruction properly then you will reach insight in the folder and path will look something like (D:\Image_folder\).
- Now type (Dir /a > List.txt) and hit enter; this will create a file (list.txt) in to the image folder which will include all files names along with data, folder, size etc. Now go to the folder and open this file in to notepad (I prefer notepad++ as it offer better options than simple notepad).
- Here is an example:
- 10/13/2013 03:34 PM <DIR> .
- 10/13/2013 03:34 PM <DIR> ..
- 09/24/2013 01:17 AM 329,865 2013-09-24 01.17.02.jpg
- 09/24/2013 03:21 PM 544,137 2013-09-24 15.21.34.jpg
- 09/24/2013 03:21 PM 539,757 2013-09-24 15.21.36.jpg
- 09/24/2013 03:23 PM 526,592 2013-09-24 15.23.00.jpg
- 20132013-09-24 01.17.02.jpg
- 20132013-09-24 15.21.34.jpg
- 20132013-09-24 15.21.36.jpg
- 20132013-09-24 15.23.00.jpg