Khabarovsk, Khabarovsk Russian Federation (PressExposure) August 10, 2007 -- Automatic Photo Sorter 1.0 will benefit most any digital photo enthusiast, who takes lots of photos and saves them to the hard disk drive. Over the years, the computer accumulates hundreds of photos, and it's only natural that the user wants to arrange them. Until now there has been no way to sort photos into folders automatically. Doing it manually will take much time and too many efforts. Fortunately, Styopkin Software has come up with Automatic Photo Sorter that will help you cope with the "too-many-unsorted-photos" problem.
Once installed, Automatic Photo Sorter is ready to sort photos for you. The only effort you make is to specify the path to the directory where you keep the unsorted photos, then define the path to the folder where you'd like to save the sorted collection and then click "Sort". Automatic Photo Sorter will put photos into folders sorted in the chronological order. Each folder will contain photos taken on a particular day. The folders will be labeled like:
- 2004-07-15 - 2004-12-25 - 2005-03-11 - 2007-06-29
The date used to label a folder is extracted from EXIF properties of the photo. It allows you to know the real day when the photo was taken and not the one when it was copied from the camera onto the computer. Another peculiarity is that sorting with Styopkin's application doesn't involve moving photos. Instead, photos are copied from the source directory to the target one. In other words, you get a new collection of sorted photos without losing the old one.
As soon as the photos have been sorted, you can leave folders as they are, or add one more touch of perfection. You can, for example, rename folders, giving them more descriptive names, such as "2007-05-28 - John's Wedding". This method of naming will help you maintain the chronological arrangement of folders and have more meaningful names for them, so that you know at a glance what's inside this or that folder.
What's more, if you see several dates that go one after another (for example, 2004-07-15, 2004-07-16, etc.), this may mean that the event in these photos continued for several days, and such photos can be placed into a single folder.
To make the renaming process more efficient, you can use another Styopkin's program called Fast Photo Renamer. It'll let you rename a batch of photos according to the defined naming pattern, as well as rename photos individually one by one.