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How to organize images by date and properties

A classic example of using DropIt is to organize your photos into subfolders named with the file date and maybe other properties.

Do it is simple: you can use Abbreviations to customize the destination field of your associations. The selected abbreviations will be added in your destination field and during process they will be replaced with the correct file date or property.

Note that you can also Move and Rename files with a single process. For more info you can read:
How to rename and move your files

Finally, note that only JPG photos support “Date Taken” abbreviations (“when you took the photo”) and most of the “Images” abbreviations; with the other image formats instead you can use “Date Created” (or “Date Modified”) and size abbreviations like %Dimensions% and %Megapixels%.

Now are reported some examples of associations.

Example 1

Name: My Photos by Date
Rules: *.jpg
Action: Move
Destination: C:\Photos\%DateTaken%

Example 2

Name: My Photos by Year and Month
Rules: *.jpg
Action: Move
Destination: C:\Photos\%YearTaken% - %MonthTaken%

Example 3

Name: My Photos by Date subfolders
Rules: *.jpg
Action: Move
Destination: C:\Photos\%YearTaken%\%MonthTaken%\%DayTaken%

Example 4

Name: All My Images by Date
Rules: *.jpg;*.png;*.gif
Action: Move
Destination: C:\Images\%DateModified%

Example 5

Name: Photos by Camera and Aperture
Rules: *.jpg
Action: Move
Destination: C:\Images\%CameraModel%\%FNumber%

Example 6

Name: Images by Size
Rules: *.jpg;*.png;*.gif
Action: Move
Destination: C:\Images\%Megapixels%\%Dimensions%

howto/organize_images_by_date_and_properties.txt · Last modified: 2014/10/04 10:39 (external edit)