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Title: Batch rename leveraging EXIF metadata?
Post by: Wildcat59 on December 30, 2017, 12:05:16 am
Hi,
   I recently purchased PhotoLab Elite and unable to find a basic function to batch rename files.  Ideally, I could leverage a combination of manual text plus some metadata to automate the rename process.  Perhaps this is available and I am not finding it as it should be a basic feature. 

TIA
Title: Re: Batch rename leveraging EXIF metadata?
Post by: sgospodarenko on January 08, 2018, 11:12:48 am
Hello TIA,

The batch rename for the files is not introduced in PhotoLab.
The files can be renamed separately. And for the outputs, you can add suffixes to the images for the batch processing (Export window).

Regards,
Svetlana G.
Title: Re: Batch rename leveraging EXIF metadata?
Post by: bobkoure on January 12, 2018, 05:50:30 pm
I'd suggest Bulk Rename Utility for this http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk
freeware/shareware / donate what you like.

I've been using it for years.
There are probably other file rename utilities that can use EXIF. I picked this one because it can use something called 'regular expressions' - but I'm a programmer.

I did use it at one point to rename 5K+ photo files using the EXIF date as new file suffix to help a friend organize his storage into appropriate folders. Worked great.
Title: Re: Batch rename leveraging EXIF metadata?
Post by: Bencsi on January 12, 2018, 06:09:22 pm
Smart utility, thanks the link.

Endre
Title: Re: Batch rename leveraging EXIF metadata?
Post by: Asser on January 12, 2018, 07:41:31 pm
If you rename processed files with existing dop files outside of PhotoLab, it can cause issues where virtual copies are created, which were not requested by you. I have written a bug report on this and it was rejected by design sadly. Hence, think about a naming scheme, where you never will have a reason to change it, BEFORE you process the files in PhotoLab for the first time. PhotoLab is a little bit DAM unfriendly here.
Title: Re: Batch rename leveraging EXIF metadata?
Post by: Pieloe on January 15, 2018, 01:38:33 pm
XnView is a free multi OS viewer with a rich batch renaming function (from EXIF or text).
I use it in live with DPL.