Put today's images in date/time order to create a guide?

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I've taken a dozen screen shots and now want to create a quick user guide.  But when I copy the images, they appear in reverse order of the date/time (the most recent being first).  Is there an easy way to sort them by date so the user can follow each step (without manually dragging each screen shot one by one).  I'm in Snagit 2020.0.0
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lwdgrfx

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Hi, Andy - I would be the last person to call myself an expert but I remember that years ago I was faced with a similar situation and I believe I solved it with an 'EXIF' editor, i.e, was able to change the EXIF info (which, up until that point I had not realized was editable) myself.  Good luck - I don't have time to look for it again at the moment. 

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Try copying them in the reverse order that you did before you wrote this message.

Not sure that would solve it but it makes sense to try.

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Ed Covney

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Where are you copying from? Put all the screen shots in a folder, open file manager to view the files and click view, and select "details" this shows the selected attributes for the files.  Click on the header title
"Date Modified" once or twice til they are in the order you.

What s/w are you using to produce the users guide? It may not keep the order you want and you may have to move one at a time. Most often, I can move all, but they assume the order: 10,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 go figure.

Also note that file manager only shows HH:MM on the DTS, seconds are in the metadata which you can peek at by right-clicking the file name and select properties.

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@Andy

I thought you were copying them out of the recent tray in snagit editor.

Sorry if any confusion.

Also, it might actually make a difference if we knew what program you are pasting them to.

Also, as Ed said where are you copying them from.

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FWIW, I have found (with another application, but it also involved copying/pasting images) that the order in which the files to be copies are selected affect the order in which they are pasted. That is, in Windows.

Try copying the images from oldest to newest and, if they are not pasted the way you need, copying them from newest to oldest. 
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As mentioned above by Ed Covney, after copying/pasting, having you tried changing the listed order by clicking either the date or name header as per attached.

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Thanks all.  I was trying to select the pics and then right-click to choose Combine in template.  It does not matter if I select the 12th one first and then shift-click the 1st one, when I choose combine, it puts it in the reverse order (last capture first).

I will export them to a file folder, sort and pull into Word.  It just seemed like needless steps when Snagit already has options to do what I want in Combine in Template.
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I have the same problem: Combine in Template adds the images in reverse order unless I rearrange them manually at the preview stage. A real hassle and prone to errors when there are many screenshots showing a complex process. 

Please make the default sort order in Combine in Template be chronological, not reverse.