Inserting Sequential (a sequence of) Numbers Into a Series (Set) of
Photos (Images) using Irfanview
I take a lot of photos for work, mainly of exciting things like roundabouts
and cracks in the road (pavement) and sometimes a combination of the two.
Now my photo sequences are so mind-numbingly tedious and each photo
so similar to the other, that I have to resort to external means to enable
the equally comatose recipients of my art to descriminate between them.
Before we go much further, I will assume the following
FIRST: You have downloaded
IRFANVIEW from one of the many sites hosting it AND you have made
a donation if you are using it for commercial use and/or you find it useful!
SECOND: You have placed a copy of your pictures sufficiently far away
from a working directory to enable you to reload them when you screw up
So... in order to insert a nice big number in the bottom left corner
of each photo.....
The source photos are in a folder and you have created a sub-folder
to use as the target directory to send the modifed files to... thus:
THIRD: Use Batch rename to pre-pend a number to the front of each filename,
in this case three digits starting at 001
FOURTH: Now use Batch conversion to insert a portion of the prepended
filename into the image as a nice bold chunk of text, I like to see a
two digit number in the bottom left of the picture with a leading zero
for 1 through to 9 thus 01, 02,.....09.10 etc
The "add overlay" window dictates the size and location of
the inserted text, in this case two digits from the filenames you just
created, the size of these digits will be proportional to the size of
the target images, choose variations on $N[0-2] to extract fewer digits
or at a different offset
You will need to find the best standard setup for the size of photos
you are handling, in my case the settings below for my 4224 x 3168 Nikon
images hits the mark, if you have larger or smaller images you will need
to adjust accordingly
Struggling?: offline help does exist, either hit the OPTIONS box to
the right of "batch rename settings" and/or the HELP box below
the Text box in the "Add overlay text to image"
You might even consider using ORANGE text to be as conspicuous as the
date/time inserts placed by the camera, but I like this, ENJOY!
If you find this page useful let me know!