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In all my montage work and other computer jpg photo file organization what has worked best for me is either name0000.jpg or 0000.jpg.
When I give my clients a guide sheet for numbering their personal digital files, provided of course they WANT them in a specific order, I tell them to use 4 numbers, starting with 0001.jpg, through 0010.jpg, 0100.jpg and 1000.jpg. This keeps the 10’s, 20’s, 30’s etc. from going to weird places because the computer sees these sequences differently than we do.
By using a name0000.jpg approach I identify the project AND keep the photos in the order I want them when processing. If you’re using less than a thousand, I suppose three numbers would suffice, at least through 999, haven’t tried that to see if anything gets moved around or placed wrong using three.