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Sorting Photos

This tutorial explains how to automatically sort digital photos in Embird. The sorting is done on "date taken" information stored in the digital photo file. Embroidery designs do not contain such information, therefore this command does not allow to sort them.

Note: See also tutorial Sorting Designs and Images in Embird, it explains manual sorting of designs and photos.

1 - Run Embird, it will start in "Manager" mode.

2 - Select menu "Right Panel > Image Operations > Sort Photos" (Picture No. 1).

Picture No. 1

Select menu "Right Panel > Image Operations > Sort Photos"

3 - A dialog box will appear on the screen (Picture No. 2). Click button in red square to browse and select the Source folder which contains digital photos.

Picture No. 2

Sort Photos Dialog Box

4 - Browse and select the Source folder which contains digital photos (Picture No. 3). It might contain other sub-folders with photos - in this example the photos were copied from digital camera to folders "New1", "New2" and "New3".

Picture No. 3

Select Source Folder

5 - Specify Destination folder or leave the box empty if it is the same one as the Source folder (Picture No. 4). This is the folder where sorted photos will be placed.

6 - Click "OK" button to start sorting. Before you click this button, consider changes of other settings - if you want to keep the sub-folder names ("New1", "New2" and "New3" in this example) then select the option "Keep sub-folder names". If you want to copy the photos from source folder to destination folder, and keep them in source folder, select option "Copy files" instead of "Move files". Another option allows to choose which part of "Date taken" information will be used for sorting (year, year and month, etc.). Finally, the last setting allows to choose the way of creation of folders with sorted files - either hierarchical folder structure, or equal-depth folder structure.

Picture No. 4

Sorting Options

7 - When the sorting operation is completed its result is shown on the screen (Picure No. 5).

Picture No. 5

Operation Result

8 - Back in Manager you can check the results - the new sub-folders were created in Destination folder and the photos were moved there (Picure No. 6).

Picture No. 6

New Folders in Manager

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