Andrew Connell

Renaming digital photos

Got a digicam? What’s the most frustrating part of digital pictures? Organization I say! The obvious, organize by date. So I have a pretty easy folder structure setup where I have folders of years, and then all the images inside subfolders that correspond to when they were taken (see image). However, the images are all still named the DC0001, etc. How do you find your pictures? Well, you could rename all of them (my first .NET project was something that helped with this ), but typing in a name for each picture is such a PITA . Who wants to come home from a 3 day vacation and rename 100+ images? Not me! I already have to check my email & deal with laundry. You could also get a photo management application that helps you tag the images, which helps, but they still don’t have names. So now what?

Well Jamie Grant of Channel 9 has come up with a killer use for voice recognition. What if we fired up an app, it showed us thumbnails of the images, and as well clicked on them (or fired off a slideshow type process), we spoke the name of the picture and clicked ok? He provided a mockup screenshot… as well. Something to keep an eye on (and yes, giving me more ideas).

ยป Channel 9: Idea: Voice Recognition for Photo Organizing

Andrew Connell
Developer & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
Written by Andrew Connell

Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.