Fuji e550 - order of pics on mem. stick

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Eddie G, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. Eddie G

    Eddie G Guest

    I don't know if this happens on other digital cameras, but with the Fuji
    E550 the order of pictures on the memory stick is NOT the same as the order
    they were taken. Is there a setting that will correct this?


    Eddie G
    Eddie G, Jun 19, 2006
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    ASAAR Guest

    If the pictures really are on a Sony Memory Stick, I'm not at all
    surprised that the order might not be the same as when they were
    originally saved to the E550's xD card. :) But first would you
    indicate how you're now viewing the pictures that are out of order?
    Were they copied to a hard drive or are you viewing them from the
    card in a card reader? And more importantly, what program are you
    using to view the images? A photo app., Windows Explorer, or
    something else? Each of these have a default sorting sequence, and
    if it's set to sort by file name or by file date/time, you should
    see the same order that the pictures were taken. But if the default
    sort order was changed so they're sorting by file size . . . oops.

    If that's not it, you can get better help if you provide more
    details about everything that happened from the time the pictures
    were taken by the camera to when they (presumably) were copied to
    your computer, and whether any program modified them in any way.
    ASAAR, Jun 19, 2006
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    Ken Weitzel Guest

    Hi Eddie...

    There's absolutely no reason that they would be any order on your
    memory card... nor any reason to think that they wouldn't be
    fragmented either.

    Much like your hard drive, an attempt to save something just
    finds any old available spot and starts saving. (though when you
    view them they will be "sorted", that sorting doesn't indicate
    where they physically are on the drive/card.

    Try as I might, I can't think of any reason why you would care?

    Take care.

    Ken Weitzel, Jun 20, 2006
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    Steve Guest

    Eddie, I don't use the "my pictures" folder, I just make a new folder
    for each batch of pictures. I assume though that the folder you use
    works like any windows folder. If you open the folder and right click a
    blank spot, then click "arrange icons by", which choice has the dot next
    to it? If it's not "name" then click to change it to that. If the
    contents are in order by name, they will be in numerical order too. Your
    camera DOES assign each picture the next number in a sequence, doesn't
    it? Every digital camera I have used so far does, including my wife's Fuji.

    Steve, Jun 21, 2006
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    ASAAR Guest

    That's what I thought, so I was surprised when instead of saying
    that you had a problem with the order of pictures on a "memory card"
    you said instead that you had a problem with the order of pictures
    on your "memory stick". I figured that it was a simple typing
    error, or you know somebody that has a Sony camera are are familiar
    with the term "memory stick". But Memory Sticks are just the name
    given to a type of memory card usually used in Sony cameras. Fujis
    now almost always us xD cards, but some Fuji cameras allow you to
    use both xD and CF cards. As I couldn't tell why you referred to
    your camera's memory card as a "memory stick" I thought it would be
    best to mention it. No problem though.

    If I'm mistaken, sorry, but it appears that you're not very
    familiar with the way your version of Windows operates. When
    pictures are copied to the hard drive, they're not copied in any
    particular order, just to the first available location on the hard
    drive as determined by Window's File System. But the order that
    results (at least in my version of Windows) doesn't matter and you
    probably won't get to see this particular order. The order that you
    *will* see the pictures in is determined by the Windows app.,
    program, or builtin Windows function that you're using to view the
    programs. There should be a default sort order, but in almost all
    cases you can change this sort order to whatever order you prefer.

    You can sort by the picture's name, by its date, by its file size
    or by its file type. However you change it, that usually becomes
    the new default sorting order. But how this order is changed
    depends on how the program requires it to be done. One other
    possibility is that the sort order may be determined not by a
    program, but by a property of the Windows Folder that the pictures
    are contained in. In this case you'd have to know how to change the
    folder's sort property. In my version of Windows (much older than
    yours) the folder has a menu, and one of the options is View.
    Clicking on the word "View" pops up a submenu that shows a number of
    things that can be changed. First is how the contents of the folder
    are displayed. The possibilities are Large Icons, Small Icons, List
    and Details. The latter two non-icon views might be more useful if
    you prefer dealing with files sorted by their names. Below these
    options is a menu option titled "Arrange Icons". This is where you
    get the chance to change the way files are sorted. You can choose
    to sort the files by Name, Type, Size or Date. One last bit. If
    the folders are viewed in one of the two icon views, there's an
    additional "Arrange" option called "Auto Arrange". This is somewhat
    like an unsorted order, because if "Auto Arrange is turned off, you
    can drag icons around to any position in the folder using your mouse
    and they'll stay where you left them. Hope this info. isn't too
    little or too much, but (as Goldilocks might say) just right. :)
    ASAAR, Jun 21, 2006
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