Create multipage file with correct page order

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punith8626
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Create multipage file with correct page order

Postby punith8626 » Mon May 29, 2017 9:10 am

Hello
if i have a file set like this 1.png,2.png.... 10.png, 11.png etc
If I execute below command I get results with pages as below.Resultent tif contains 1.png,10.png,11.png,2.png like that

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nconvert  -out  tiff -multi -c 7 -overwrite -o C:\tiff\ccc.tif C:\tiff\*.png

but I need to have somthing like 1.png,2.png,3.png... like this.

Is there any option in nconvert ?

cday
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Re: Create multipage file with correct page order

Postby cday » Mon May 29, 2017 9:46 am

punith8626 wrote:I have a file set like this 1.png,2.png.... 10.png, 11.png etc

If I execute below command I get results with pages as below. Resultent tif contains 1.png,10.png,11.png,2.png like that

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nconvert  -out  tiff -multi -c 7 -overwrite -o C:\tiff\ccc.tif C:\tiff\*.png

but I need to have something like 1.png,2.png,3.png... like this.

Is there any option in nconvert ?

The problem, as I understand it, is that code run at the command line in Windows uses the 'DOS' and early Windows non-numeric sort order, and there doesn't seem to be any way to change that... :(

The only solution I am aware of is to renumber the source files before using NConvert to add 'padding' so that the files are numbered 001 002 003 ... using a *Windows* renaming utility, of which there are many, although you should also be able to rename the files using the batch renaming tools in XnView Classic or MP.

Renaming the source files in NConvert or a command line renaming utility doesn't overcome the problem, as the same sort order issue arises so the files are again read in the 'wrong' order.


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