Here are two frequent scenarios:
- You take more than 100 pictures with your new digital camera, then copy them to your computer's hard drive. A few weeks later you go back looking for a specific picture, only to find that all the images are stored with cryptic filenames, such as: DSC0032V.JPG. You spend a long time trying to find the picture you want.
- Your local genealogy society scans more than 1,000 images from the local county's tax records. You later go looking for a specific image. Again, you discover that all the images are stored with cryptic filenames, such as: SCN0332F.JPG. You spend a long time trying to find the picture you want.
You could go through each image one-by-one, looking at each and giving it a descriptive name. That is about as exciting as watching paint dry. There must be a better way to name and catalog the files you save.
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