JAlbum / Explore / Organize

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jAlbum can assist you in organizing your files into folders in various powerful ways. You can access jAlbum's Organize tools via the View menu or by right clicking thumbnails inside the Explore view, (thereby only affecting the selected images.)

Changes here affects the physical files on your hard disk and cannot be undone! If you only wish to affect the structure of generated album files, see Settings/Structure


These are the organization tools:

Wrap in folder

Create a new sub folder and move all selected objects to that folder and initiate a folder-rename

Flatten

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Move all objects under the selected folder(s) to the current folder. This is somewhat the reverse of a "Wrap in folder" operation but it also affects objects several sub folders under.

Group alphabetically

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Group objects alphabetically based on initial character of file name. This option is suitable for collectors that wish to present large number of objects in a alphabetical hierarchical way

Group by date

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Group objects by year, month and day based on camera date. This allows for dozens of variations in up to 3 folder levels. You can even create customized folder groups by entering date patterns manually. See sample image.


Group by Keyword

Group objects by keyword.

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This will place all selected files in subfolders named by keyword. If a file has more than one keyword it will be placed in subfolders in the order the keywords occur. Taking the Sample Portfolio as an example organising the People folder by keyword will result in the structure shown to the right. The group shot file, named 'jAlbum team.jpg', of Sanna, Jason, Pontus and David (with keywords in that order) will be in the folder People/Sanna/Jason/Pontus/David.



Deletion of emptied sub folders

If jAlbum detects that no files are left in a sub folder after an organization operation, it can optionally delete such emptied sub folders

Removal of duplicates

If during an organization operaion, jAlbum detects that two identical files will end up in the same folder, only one copy will be kept. Files are considered identical if their names, size and camera dates match. If there is a file name clash only, then jAlbum will avoid removal of duplicates by appending file names with "-1", "-2" etc.