Whoaaaa! No, that is the wrong way to go about it. Ask me.. been the done that lost more pics than I care to remember..
The way I do it is not the only way, just the way that I learned how to do it safely over the years. I move a lotta datta around, expecially from computer to computer when rebuilding, so having an organized filing cabinet is absolutely essential.
Here is what I do, and what I teach all who come to me for computer upgrades and instruction to do. Remember, you computer is your filing cabinet, library and film archive. So you ALWAYS
save copies of the ORIGINAL FILE
When you download you pictures from your camera.. first thing I do is create a directory within my pictore files for that date.. ie:
C:\Data\Pictures\Original Files\August 31, 2007
or something like that. the files are then downloaded into that folder from your camera. These are Read Only
. -- you can do that in your properties box.. make that folder Read Only
Then you copy them to another folder..
C:\Data\Pictures\August 31 2007
is where you will work with them. Whether it will be with IrfanView or XP's Image Resizer.... never
in the originals folder
When you batch convert or rename etc., then the output file will have to be a new subfolder of the folder you are working in, otherwise your original pics that you worked with will be overwritten... NO.. DON'T ASK !!!
Does that help?