File renaming; Can anyone see a way to do this?

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Sun, 16 October 2005 11:08 Go to next message
adykes (Photoshop expert)
My digicam wraps the assigned numbers at 4 digit so what passes for my
archiving system is going to get confused.

I'd love to see an autpmated way to renumber

CRW_1234.CRW to CRW_11234.CRW.

(ie insert a one into the name string until the time comes tio insert
"2".)


Any ideas?

Thanks



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Sun, 16 October 2005 12:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Roberto (Photoshop expert)
"Al Dykes" <adykes@panix.com> wrote in message
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>
> My digicam wraps the assigned numbers at 4 digit so what passes for my
> archiving system is going to get confused.
>
> I'd love to see an autpmated way to renumber
>
> CRW_1234.CRW to CRW_11234.CRW.
>
> (ie insert a one into the name string until the time comes tio insert
> "2".)

First, are you sure a single-digit is adequate for the _1 position?

Some will tell you that Batch rename in the browser will do it, and
Irfanview will, too, but I suspect you want something that works a little
more automatically, possibly automatic to the copying of the files to your
hard drive, true?
Sun, 16 October 2005 18:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mister Max (Advanced Photoshop user)
adykes@panix.com (Al Dykes) posted:

>
> My digicam wraps the assigned numbers at 4 digit so what passes for my
> archiving system is going to get confused.
>
> I'd love to see an autpmated way to renumber
>
> CRW_1234.CRW to CRW_11234.CRW.
>
> (ie insert a one into the name string until the time comes tio insert
> "2".)
>
>
> Any ideas?

There are several programs that will batch-rename files. I use Rname-it,
which will do what you want. It will change "CRW_" or just "_" to "_1".
I don't know of any program that will batch-rename while it's doing
something else, like downloading photos from my memory card.
- Max

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Sun, 16 October 2005 23:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
GordonG (Photoshop begginer)
Al Dykes wrote:
> My digicam wraps the assigned numbers at 4 digit so what passes for my
> archiving system is going to get confused.
>
> I'd love to see an autpmated way to renumber
>
> CRW_1234.CRW to CRW_11234.CRW.
>
> (ie insert a one into the name string until the time comes tio insert
> "2".)
>
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
Get hold of Breeze Systems Power Downloader. You can make it do almost
anything with downloading digital files from your camera, including
changing the number sequence on the fly.
Mon, 17 October 2005 12:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
adykes (Photoshop expert)
In article <Xns96F1BAA069820anonrandomsequenceof@216.196.97.136>,
Mister Max <ItsOnButenNet@See.Sig> wrote:
>adykes@panix.com (Al Dykes) posted:
>
>>
>> My digicam wraps the assigned numbers at 4 digit so what passes for my
>> archiving system is going to get confused.
>>
>> I'd love to see an autpmated way to renumber
>>
>> CRW_1234.CRW to CRW_11234.CRW.
>>
>> (ie insert a one into the name string until the time comes tio insert
>> "2".)
>>
>>
>> Any ideas?
>
>There are several programs that will batch-rename files. I use Rname-it,
>which will do what you want. It will change "CRW_" or just "_" to "_1".
>I don't know of any program that will batch-rename while it's doing
>something else, like downloading photos from my memory card.
>- Max
>


rename-it did it, folks.

Thanks.

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Mon, 17 October 2005 13:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
KatWoman (Photoshop expert)
"Al Dykes" <adykes@panix.com> wrote in message
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>
> My digicam wraps the assigned numbers at 4 digit so what passes for my
> archiving system is going to get confused.
>
> I'd love to see an autpmated way to renumber
>
> CRW_1234.CRW to CRW_11234.CRW.
>
> (ie insert a one into the name string until the time comes tio insert
> "2".)
>
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Thanks
>
I always name the photos as they download with the windows XP wizard.
(would not work for RAW)
It's great for jpgs, avi, etc
I also never leave the camera assigned numbers, too confusing. I give each
batch of photos a name then it adds a 3 digit number to them. I think it's
an easier way to organize and I can recognize most folders by what I named
them, usually the name of a person, place or event.
Mon, 17 October 2005 15:54 Go to previous message
Dave Du Plessis (Advanced Photoshop user)
On Mon, 17 Oct 2005 13:27:50 -0400, "KatWoman"
<JolieXPrincessXKatanaXXX@hotmail.com> wrote:

>


>I also never leave the camera assigned numbers, too confusing. I give each
>batch of photos a name then it adds a 3 digit number to them. I think it's
>an easier way to organize and I can recognize most folders by what I named
>them, usually the name of a person, place or event.
>

I always leave the assigned numbers. I get it from my xD card as
DSCFxxxx. ( NOTE- 4 x's not 3!:-)
I save the original as is and save the processed one as
bgxxxx (bg for Botanical Gardens) beachXXXX, harbourXXXX,
dlfnsxxxx (dolphins) aqrmxxxx (aquarium) etc.

It did happen once or twice that I had to find the original and the
assigned numbers left on it gave me a clue on which DVD to look for
it. The xxxx numbers also tell me which photos was taken in the same
group, place or time.

Dave
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