Windows Photo Import settings

Site Outreach Issue #9165290


Joshua L.
Oct 3, 2016
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The new Windows Photo app. appears to have some good features, but I now can not find any way of instructing the program to retitle my photos during the import process. An important aspect of managing image storage is the unique titling of images, which I have done for the last 20 years by using the date of import in reverse order followed by a three digit automatically indexed number (YYYY-MM-DD_###). This system has served me well and was a simple setting in ‘Windows Photo Viewer’ from Windows 7, however with the new ‘Windows Photo’ built into Windows 10 my photos are now downloaded with the number generated by my camera. This is unacceptable, and I have to waste lots of time retitling my images either by hand for smaller batches or using a third party program for larger ones. Photo numbering is of huge significance when sending images to different clients, with it being much easier to track what has been sent to who, when every image has a totally unique filename.

This is a ‘MASSIVE’ step backwards, and I can’t believe that this feature has been overlooked. I’ve tried forcing my computer to automatically download images when my camera is attached using the older Windows Photo Viewer, but I can’t find a way to get this as an option.

I want to use the new Windows Photo, but there really must be more options for downloading images within this program.


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Brad E.”

      Changed Status to “Site Outreach”

    • Thanks for your feedback on the Windows Photo app for Win 10. This site is designed specifically for bug reports related to MS Edge. I would suggest that you route this feedback to the Feedback Hub.

      Use the Feedback Hub app to tell us which features you
      love, which features you could do without, or when something could be better.

      1. Go to Start Windows Start icon, enter the phrase
        Feedback Hub, then select Feedback Hub.
      1. See if someone else has given similar feedback by
        entering the topic, such as Microsoft Calendar.
      1. If you find similar feedback, select it, add any
        details, then select Upvote.
      1. To narrow your search to a specific category, pick the
        category that most closely matches your feedback (so it gets to the right
        people quickly). For example, for feedback about the Calendar app, select Apps


      1. If you don’t find any similar feedback, select Add new
        feedback (In your case you select suggestion option), and choose a topic from
        Select a category and then Select a subcategory.
      1. Enter your feedback (the more details the better!),
        add a screenshot if you can, and you’re done.

      Best regards,

      The MS Edge Team

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