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17.02.2009, 11:43 AM
Can IrfanView rename photos based on the "shoot" date (i.e. date they were taken)? Also can IrfanView import photos and create folders based on the "shoot" date?

Thanks in advance,

17.02.2009, 07:24 PM
Yes, you can use batch rename to rename photos based on the date they were taken. You would use the rename pattern $E36867 (DateTimeOriginal). With placeholders: $E36867(%Y%m%d). Look in help for more patterns.

IrfanView, like most programs, cannot filter your photos automatically based on filedata. You can however in IrfanView search (CTRL+F) for files based on filedata, like EXIF and move (F7) / copy(F8) the files yourself. Move/Copy allows you to specify up to 14 folders each that you can quickly access! Most programs can only do minimal filtering and only create subfolders based on transfer date.