Google Pixel 2 Timestamp-Based Photo Image Numbering Is Not For ‘Professionals’!

by Anura Guruge

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The photos you take with the Google Pixel 2 are sequenced and identified using a TIMESTAMP-based numbering scheme. The above image clearly illustrates that.

I guess if all of your photo-related work is done on the Pixel 2, this might be OK.

Not so with I.

I post pictures here … to start with … and do so each and every day. Plus, I have to select 7 pictures I am going to feature.

I download the pictures I take with my new Pixel 2 to my 6TB Drobo photo storage system via Google Photo. It is a piece of cake, i.e., the downloading.

But, the timestamp-based numbering REALLY screws me up. The last digits of each photo — as you can see above — is the TIME the photo was taken, using the 24 hours time format. So, pictures taken successively have vastly different ENDING digits. On normal cameras successive pictures are neatly ordered in number sequence … 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927 etc. etc.

You get the picture?

These photo IDs are a PAIN.

There should be a SETTING OPTION to turn off timestamp-based file names and just have GP20000, GP20001 etc.

I am not happy nor amused.

Very poorly thought out.

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by Anura Guruge

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