iPhoto: Export photos maintaining the manual order

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jakaj, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. jakaj macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2006

    does anybody know how I could export my manually ordered photos from an iPhoto album in a way that would make the output files have names like 1.jpg, 2.jpg... instead of the original ones, so my friends could see them in correct order when just viewing them in Windows Explorer?

  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    title them with the numbers you want them to have in iPhoto and iPhoto will export them with those numbers and their filenames. or should at least.
  3. jakaj thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2006
  4. knine22 macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2010
    that jaka link is dead. any one have any advice?

    i have batch retitled my photos through iPhoto. i exported them with the "use Title" option. yes, they stay in order. sweet.
    BUT... i would like to maintain the original file name as the file name when exported AND stay in my manual arrangement. is this an impossible task?

    i have 11 albums, totalling some 2500 photos, that i've manually arranged. i want to share these albums in the manual sort order but who i'm trying to share with cannot get on my network to simply share albums through a local network, which maintains my manual arrangement AND original file names... or they don't have a PC, for which there is no iPhoto to just open albums burned directly to disc.

    ideally, i would like to function to append a prefix to the photo/file name so it retains the actual file name and forces the files to stay in the order i've put them when exported.
    has there been a solution or other work around for this issue?
  5. fredtal macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2011
    This post describes my problem to a T. Have there been any updates in the new iPhoto to help?
  6. arindasue macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2011
    Keeping Photos in Order When Exporting

    Yay! I finally found out how to keep the photos in your albums in the correct order when you export the album! I am fortunate to have AppleCare so I decided to call them after trying to figure this out for years.

    The fellow on the phone said he'd had others call about this and that he and a caller figured it out, trial and error. I suggested they add it to the user guide for the rest of us!

    Here you go:
    1. Select your album and all the photos in it.
    2. Go to Export under File
    3. Change File Name option to Sequential
    4. Where it says "Prefix for Sequential" type in the exact name of your album.
    That's it! When you hit Export, the photos stay in perfect order! Yay!
  7. Laura and Dale macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2016
    --- Post Merged, Apr 29, 2016 ---
    THANK YOU SO MUCH! I was SO tortured by this. I am also working with thousands of photos (backing up family memories). The idea of renaming thousand of photos is crazy. Your instructions did the trick and I am SO grateful. It's insanity that they make it that tricky. Breathing a huge sigh of relief. Thank you Thank you Thank you!

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