Embird Embroidery Software
Update 2021

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

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

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

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.

2. Sort Photos dialog box

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 "New 1" and "New 2".

3. Select source folder

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 ("New 1" and "New 2" 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.

4. Check settings and start sorting

Check settings and start sorting

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

5. Operation Result

Operation Result

8 - Back in Manager you can check the results - the new sub-folders (year 2018, month 07, days 12, 13, etc.) were created in Destination folder and the photos were moved there (Picure No. 6). Now it is easier to find photo taken on some date.

6. Check results of sorting

Check results of sorting

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