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Author Topic: IDEA - randomize image in an image folder  (Read 3231 times)

gallicka

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IDEA - randomize image in an image folder
« on: October 05, 2011, 02:34:48 AM »
I'm looking for a way to be able to arrange my screencaps in a random order, and I can refresh it as many times as I want, each time with new results. :D Similar to viewing images in a gallery with the randomizer on or the shuffling method of music. :)
 
Does this make sense? Is it doable? XD


I have been searching for a way to do this in my windows folder. I'd be really really helpful if someone could code it.
Thanks!  :-*

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Re: IDEA - randomize image in an image folder
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2011, 08:04:21 AM »
I'm going to assume you're talking about a list of files, right?  If so, one way (the only way?) to randomise them is to prefix their names with numerals e.g.:

050-filename_1.jpg
103-filename_2.jpg
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Re: IDEA - randomize image in an image folder
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011, 06:44:22 PM »
I'm going to assume you're talking about a list of files, right?  If so, one way (the only way?) to randomise them is to prefix their names with numerals e.g.:

050-filename_1.jpg
103-filename_2.jpg
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uhm no? I'm thinking about being able to arrange/sort them in an random order without having to re-name them.

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Re: IDEA - randomize image in an image folder
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2011, 07:07:08 PM »
perhaps some info on what you're using to view this 'list', and possibly how you're going to use it might be helpful?

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Re: IDEA - randomize image in an image folder
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2011, 07:38:26 PM »
uhm no? I'm thinking about being able to arrange/sort them in an random order without having to re-name them.

Arrange/sort them in what?   :-[

perhaps some info on what you're using to view this 'list', and possibly how you're going to use it might be helpful?

Exactly.

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Re: IDEA - randomize image in an image folder
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2011, 12:11:09 PM »
uhm no? I'm thinking about being able to arrange/sort them in an random order without having to re-name them.

Arrange/sort them in what?   :-[

perhaps some info on what you're using to view this 'list', and possibly how you're going to use it might be helpful?

Exactly.

Uhm I don't really understand your questions. XD I'd like to arrange them in my windows folder. Right now my folder looks like this:
http://bitly.com/ovKeE0

I'd like it if I could be able to randomize their placement without having to re-name them. A sort of like a shuffle feature, so each time I refresh the folder it'll give me some new placement.  :)
Does that make sense?

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Re: IDEA - randomize image in an image folder
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2011, 12:21:35 PM »
Does that make sense?

Sure, it does.  However, in Windows Explorer, what you want, as far as I know, cannot be done without renaming the files in a random order.

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Re: IDEA - randomize image in an image folder
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2011, 12:27:54 PM »
You could also modify some other attribute (date/time, etc.) randomly and then sort on that.

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Re: IDEA - randomize image in an image folder
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2011, 01:13:03 PM »
Does that make sense?

Sure, it does.  However, in Windows Explorer, what you want, as far as I know, cannot be done without renaming the files in a random order.

awww...do you know any image viewer that could do it then?


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Re: IDEA - randomize image in an image folder
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2011, 03:21:52 PM »

This might do what you are looking for... WildBit Viewer

This is the link to the online help file on setting up a slideshow... Slide Show - Custom Show List Editor

If I read it right you are able to manually create a slideshow of images in any order without re-naming.
I haven't tried this yet so I don't have an hands-on review.  Let us know if it fills the bill.

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Re: IDEA - randomize image in an image folder
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2011, 04:03:43 PM »
Also found a post at a site called Ask MetaFilter.
Title of the post is Seeking Windows Random Image Viewer and Random File Opener?

It mentions an early copy of ACDSee could do this.  And a link to a site where old software versions can be found.  
One of the people responding to the post provided a command script they said would do this.  There are also a couple of corrections to the script.  Not being a coder I don't know if it will do what it says.  Maybe another DonationCoder member monitoring this thread can take a look at it and let you know.

« Last Edit: October 06, 2011, 04:05:14 PM by bob99, Reason: Corrected link appearance »

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Re: IDEA - randomize image in an image folder
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2011, 08:56:42 PM »
Uhm I don't really understand your questions. XD I'd like to arrange them in my windows folder. Right now my folder looks like this:

I'd like it if I could be able to randomize their placement without having to re-name them. A sort of like a shuffle feature, so each time I refresh the folder it'll give me some new placement.  :)

out of curiosity, what are you using this for?