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Creating gift DVD - photo sequence
February 21, 2011
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Marilyn Aman
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I arranged my photos in the order I wanted them but when it creates the DVD they are arranged in the order they were taken. How do I get them in the order I want them. Thanks Marilyn

February 22, 2011
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See this article and video:

http://picasatutorials.com/200…..-in-order/

February 24, 2011
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MrsGeek said:

See this article and video:

http://picasatutorials.com/200…..-in-order/


This did not work. This is how it sorted.  1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 3, 30, 31 and etc.

February 24, 2011
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Marilyn Aman said:

MrsGeek said:

See this article and video:

http://picasatutorials.com/200…..-in-order/


This did not work. This is how it sorted.  1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 3, 30, 31 and etc.


Hi Marilyn,

I had trouble with this at first also when renaming the Photo make sure there are no checks in the two boxes when you enter the new file name

it can effect the rename results.  The date or resolution can effect the sort results.

Out side Picasa the 8 charecter rule applies. The first 8 charecters set the sort orden,

June 22, 2011
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I am trying to understand this. When you rename the photos to keep them in your selected sequence, do they also remain in the original folder? I have been naming my photos year/month/date so they would be searchable. Would they still be in that folder?

P&S Forsythe

June 22, 2011
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Preston,

Renaming does not move files – so the answer to your question is Yes, the renamed pictures remain in the original folder.  They are no longer named with your year/month/date.  If you want to keep the year/month/date names then, you need to first export the group of photos you want for the slideshow/gift CD to a new folder.  then rename the contents of the new folder before creating the Gift CD

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an entirely different thing … you can use Picasa's Movie maker to create a fancy slideshow in the exact order you see the pictures in PIcasa.  Sorting is VERY easy using this method.  Getting the results onto a CD is more difficult.   When Picasa makes a movie, the end result is a .wmv file.  This file will be burned to the CD if you use the Gift CD feature, but it won't show in any slide show.

You need another piece of software, DVD Maker, if you want it to play from a menu.  

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