Joined: 25 May 2012
|Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 9:10 pm Post subject: Help for a new person
I need to rename large batches of photo's that are taken on the same day.
The camera I have outputs DSC###.jpg (where ### is numbers), these numbers reset each time I reformat the memory card and do not always run sequentially in groups. Sometimes I have missed numbers for example if I delete something on the camera before downloading the files to the computer. In this case I would have DSC001.jpg and DSC003.jpg where the “2” was deleted in camera.
Anyway, what I am looking to do is have these renamed in large batches. In this case what I want to do is put my own text “eventname” - (number pertaining to photo’s in sequence) – “Photo” (number pertaining to photo’s in sequence) So in this case DSC001.jpg which was taken at a Birthday Party, would become “Birthday Party - 1 - Photo 1.jpg” and DSC003.jpg would become “Birthday Party - 2- Photo 2.jpg” as it is the second photo.
However I want this to be done based on the date and time held in the EXIF data, so that the newly renamed files are properly numerically sequenced in order that the photos were taken.
I can figure out how to add the beginning part but the sequential numbering is baffling me. This tool is very powerful, so I’m sure there is a way to do it, however I cannot figure it out.
Can someone please help me?