Batch rename files on Mac, NameChanger


After taking photos with a digital camera, photo files are managed. In my case, the photos are saved in folders by year-month-day and the file name of the photo file under the date folder is YYYYMMDD_###.jpg. If the photo was taken on July 2010, 7, then 4_20100704. becomes a jpg.

Physically, photo files are managed in this way, and if the events are semantically different even on the same date, the events are logically separated in ACDsee or iPhoto on Mac.

Photo management on Windows desktop is ACDSee, which has a function to change file names in batches.

On Mac, iPhoto manages photos, but there is no function to change the photo names in batches, so you can change the file name. NameChanger use a free program called

installation file (NameChanger-2_3_2.zip) download and install it.

Among the methods to change the file name with NameChanger, the method to change the entire file name as year/month/day_001 is as follows.

Batch create filenames as YYYYMMDD_###.jpg

1. Add the file to be changed to NameChanger.

You can add files by clicking the + icon in the NameChanger, or you can drag and drop files from the Finder.

2. If you do not want to change the file extension, you must check 'Hide Extensions' by clicking the option.

NameChanger

3. Select Sequence and enter the desired date in the option window as shown in the figure.

As soon as you type it, you will see how the file name will change in the list.

NameChanger

4. If you click the Rename button on the toolbar, the file name is changed.

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Actual files are managed by separating them into file names and folders, and semantically, they are managed in the photo program.

But do users really have to manage the names and folders of photo files like this one by one? Or would it be better to import photos from a digital camera in a photo management program such as iPhoto and leave it as it is told by a program that even manages it?

What is good for the user is that the program manages the files on its own. Users can take the photos out of the camera and focus on the photos, such as viewing, organizing, printing, and sharing.

However, in my case, I do not want to be completely dependent on a specific photo management program, so I change the file name of the photos and manage them as folders so that other programs can use them.







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