Batch rename files

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With this feature you can change the original file name for a series of selected images.

 

To rename multiple files at once you need to select them first. After you have selected your images, select “Collection | Operations | Rename Original Files”. You can also press the keyboard shortcut [Ctrl]+[F2].

 

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You can use advanced renaming variables (macro commands) within the rename rule. You can select these macro commands by clicking the lookup button behind the construction field: .

 

There are some predefined rename rules deployed with IDimager. By clicking the drop down arrow at the upper side of the dialog (Stored rules) you can select them from the list. Once you have selected a predefined rule, the rule is loaded to the design. If you have created or customized a rule, you can store it for future use by clicking the save button:

 

Below the design you'll see a sample of how the rename rule works. The "Before" field will show the original name based on the first image selected, while the "After" field displays what the name will be after applying the rule.

 

To the right of the "Design" tab is the "Settings" tab. There you can set some additional parameters.

 

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The Character Case field allows you to set the character case for the output name; possible values are: "As-Is" (which leaves the character case unchanged), "Upper case", "Lower case" and "Initial capitals" (every first character in a word is made uppercase, while the rest of the word is made lowercase).

 

Use the option “Always make file names unique” to make sure that the the output file name will be made unique when the file already exists. The name is then padded with a sequence number between brackets; e.g. test(1).jpg. This number will always be made unique.

 

If you need to rename your images using a sequence number, then you can set the sequence parameters by entering an offset number (the first number of the sequence to be used) and a length.

 

Examples:

 

Construction

Result

%FileName.%FileExtension

Sample.jpg

%FileName %Dimension.%FileExtension

Sample 360x480.jpg

%FileName (%Number).%FileExtension

Sample (1).jpg

%yy-%mmm-%dd %hh %nn %ss %FileName.%FileExtension

04-jun-02 10 08 10 Sample.jpg

%FileName-ISO %exif:ISOSpeedRatings %Exif:FNumber (%ImageNumber).%FileExtension

Sample-ISO 100 F2,8 (0001).jpg

Holiday2006-%FileName.%FileExtension

Holiday2006-Sample.jpg