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There Has To Be Freeware To Accomplish This

So I mentioned that we got a new digital camera for Christmas. We had a Canon for years, and got a much newer Nikon as a gift. We finally got around to installing the software for the camera, and while it's fine and dandy and all, there's one thing that it can't do (as far as I know) that the Canon CameraWindow software can: create folders upon transfer based on the EXIF date of the image. All our digital photos are nicely sorted in our "My Pictures" folder, sorted by appropriately named folders by date, using the format "YYYY_MM_DD". It's not rocket science, but for some reason, every bit of transfer software -- the stuff built into Windows and the stuff that comes with this and our daughters Polaroid camera to Picasa and other apps -- and not one of them can create folders based on shooting date.

I found one commercial app that will take a folder of images and create folders based on EXIF dates, but I can't find myself spending $20 on something that I could do for free with my Canon transfer software. The trial version works on up to 75 images at a time, which is fine if we transfer the images frequently, but I still get annoyed about the two-step process.

Does anybody know of a freeware app that will create folders like this or will transfer from my camera the images and create folders? Or am I just missing something really obvious in Nikon's twinky PictureProject software?

Posted by Jake on 01/04/08 @ 09:31 PM
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