You then need to use NAMEXIF to rename the JPG copies in the temporary folder to add the date and time taken information, and to add a one or two word description of the subject of the photos. 

For example, if the case is about a land dispute between you (at No 22 Grove Road) and your neighbour (at No 24 Grove Road) it may be that all the photos are either of No 22's garden or of No 24's garden and, if so, that is generally all you need to say. The different photos may show different details: how things were before some change, how they were after some change, and some photos may show sections of fence, and others walls or hedges, but it is only the general subject - "No 22 garden" or "No 24 garden" - which needs to be included in the photo name. Note that in this example you do need to say "No 22 garden" not "My garden" because for the eventual trial your documents and documents from the other side will both appear in a joint "trial bundle" so the names used must be meaningful for everyone - for you, for the other side, and for the judge.  

So, in this example, you would run NAMEEXIF twice. Once selecting photos which show No 22 garden, and a second time selecting the remaining photos which show No 24 garden. 

When you run NAMEXIF the first time, on the first panel (the Photos Selection panel shown below) you would select the photos for No 22 garden and press Next.

Then on the next panel (the Choose Format panel) enter the details shown below 

and press Next to complete the rename process

When you run NAMEXIF a second time selecting the photos for No 24 garden of course you type in No 24 garden on the Choose Format panel.

If you get a "not an EXIF picture" error message

If you get an error message for a JPG file saying e.g. IMG_2865 is not an EXIF picture this is either be because the file is not actually an original digital photo at all or else because it is a digital photo which has somehow lost its original EXIF data. See Loading Images which are in JPG form but which lack meaningful EXIF data for how to process the file in this situation.


The information on this page about specific computer techniques is provided for information purposes only. Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date at the time it was written but no responsibility for its accuracy, or for any consequences of relying on it, is assumed by me. Any sample screen layouts are based on the version of software current when the screen shot was taken and may be different now. You should satisfy yourself, before using any of the techniques, software or services described, that the techniques are appropriate for your purposes and that the software or service is reliable.

Any explanation about naming conventions or other matters in the context of tribunal or court procedure is only an overview and in order to be reasonably concise I have had to leave some details out - details which are likely to affect what the procedural law would say about your own situation. So please do not rely on the above but contact me for advice.

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