Photos jumping to wrong blog.

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1. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3580 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

I put up my last entry for my blog on Japan. A friend of mine e-mailed yesterday and told me some of my Japan photos were now on my Iceland blog. Sure enough, I went to Part 2 on my Iceland blog and found 6 Japan blog photos had replaced the ones I had posted for Iceland. It took me hours to delete the Japan photos and replace them with the proper Iceland photos. What happened? Anyone else report this occurrence? Thanks, Mike

2. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 1110 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

I posted a blog entry yesterday with lots of photos and all seemed to behave as they should. I haven't looked at all of my other entries across three blogs to be sure, but certainly the other two entries for that blog still have the correct photos.

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3580 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Quoting ToonSarah

I posted a blog entry yesterday with lots of photos and all seemed to behave as they should. I haven't looked at all of my other entries across three blogs to be sure, but certainly the other two entries for that blog still have the correct photos.

Sarah,
I have 58 blog posts and this is the first time I experienced photos 'jumping'. Took hours of work to delete the Japan photos and replace them with the proper Iceland photos. I am hoping that was just a one time quirk. Sander is looking into it for me. Loved you Antarctic photos. One of the places on my 'bucket list'.

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 6896 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Very odd.. It would have been handy to be able to see some of the blog entries with incorrect photos. As it stands, I can only really guess what might have happened.

Firstly, the photos inserted into the blog entries are inserted with their file location. Not by ID. An example file location would be: http://photos.travellerspoint.com/27622/IMG_0460123.jpg

The only way for the image to change is if that file is overwritten with a new one with the exact same name. It can happen sometimes with filenames generated by cameras.

Of course, the code will not allow you to save an image with the same name as one already stored in your gallery for exactly this reason.

The only way that I can think that this might have happened is if the photo was deleted from your gallery. It would have still existed in the filesystem for a while and would have still loaded in your blog entry as a result. But then a new batch of photos came along with the same filename. At that point the old file was overwritten with the new one.

I hope that makes sense. I'm not sure where the deleting happened. It is possible that they were caught up in an issue we had recently where a bunch of photos were mistakenly deleted. That problem was mostly fixed up and all photos restored, but it is possible that you posted the new photos in the period where they were still deleted.

That's my best theory. If you see it happen again though, please leave the entry with the incorrect photos so I can go in and have a closer look at specifics.

5. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3580 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Peter,
OK. If it happens again I will leave it up. I know my camera starts over after a time period and starts with 001 again. I had to use 2 flash drives to back up my Japan photos because when it hit around 700, it started with 001 again. I had 001 in Tokyo and 001 in Kyoto.

The number of the Japan photo inserted into my Iceland blog was only several off of the number of the photo next to it. I suspect the Japanese photo had the identical number as the Iceland photo it replaced. After running my photos thru photoshop, I usually add 123. Thus my photo labeled by my camera as: 555 becomes 555123 when I upload it to TP. Thanks for your help. MIke

6. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 1110 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

You might want to look at bulk renaming your photos in future Mike. I use a piece of free software call Faststone and rename all of them with the location added to the filename along with the date taken, preceded by a numerical sequencer. So a photo taken earlier this year in Munnar has the file name "2 Munnar 16-02-2017, 00 40 13"