1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 21, 2013 1:07 PM by LarryHN
CraigT1945 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I wish to rename a series of photos in a specific order with more useful names (CC40_1, CC40_2, etc), where are the originals stored?


The originals were scanned in at a camera store. The shop grouped the photos for scanning. Each group has a naming convention of Name_Gp#_picture#.jpg, so several pictures in 'order' would look like this:

Taylor_1_001, Taylor_1_002, Taylor_2_001, Taylor_2_002, etc.


In Photo view, they appear in the order shown above, as expected.  When I create an Album in iPhoto and arrange the photos as I desire, the photos appear in the order in the desired order, but only on my Mac. When they transfer to my iPhone and iPad via the Cloud, the album order defaults to the actual slide designation, ie. as in the examplw above. The same occurs when I use SmugMug to upload to a website. This is very frustrating!


I figure I will need to rename the actual .jpg name - captioning doesn't cut it. But I can't find them to do this.


Can anyone suggest a solution?

iOS 5.0.1
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (70,715 points)

    1 - NEVER make any changes of any sort to the content of the iPhoto library - if you go into it and rename yoru photos you will no longer be able to access them using iPhoto


    2 - You can always rename photos prior to importing into iPhoto - or you can export them using the naming options of the export command - see this user tip for details on the export options