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#24627 - 12/31/12 04:20 PM Quick File "Re-naming" Process
MG2009 Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
I would like to take several files (photos) and rename these NUMERICALLY - but without having to click on each file and type in a new number.


Example : I have 300 photos I want to re-number from 1 to 300. Is there an application or procedure which will allow me to "highlight all" and then have the photos simply (and randomly) number themselves from 1 to 300 in just a couple of clicks with the mouse?

Any ideas? Thanks.

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#24630 - 12/31/12 09:21 PM Re: Quick File "Re-naming" Process [Re: MG2009]
David Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
There are quite a few. Name Mangler from Many Tricks is one that I can recommend (they are a great but tiny outfit who build really good utilities).

Many Tricks

There are also AppleScript and Automator scripts if you prefer the free route.

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#24633 - 12/31/12 11:27 PM Re: Quick File "Re-naming" Process [Re: MG2009]
alternaut Offline

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Registered: 08/04/09
NameChanger's Sequence function will do what you want. Donationware.
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#24644 - 01/01/13 11:30 AM Re: Quick File "Re-naming" Process [Re: alternaut]
MG2009 Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Thanks for the tips, folks !!!!


grin grin

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#24647 - 01/01/13 01:35 PM Re: Quick File "Re-naming" Process [Re: MG2009]
roger Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Vermont
just to add to this: a quick google of "batch renamer mac free" got me more than 300k hits on google. Just a thought!
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#24666 - 01/03/13 11:05 AM Re: Quick File "Re-naming" Process [Re: roger]
MG2009 Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
True. But I find it quite a timesaver to ask the helpful folks at FINETUNEDMAC to narrow down the choices based on their experiences.

P.S. I "googled" RENAMER MAC and got 2.5+ million results.

smile

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#24684 - 01/04/13 08:03 AM Re: Quick File "Re-naming" Process [Re: MG2009]
Ira L Online


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
Well then, to help narrow down the choices even more, a long time Mac product and personal favorite is A Better Finder Rename . Does exactly what you want, and more.
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#24687 - 01/04/13 07:51 PM Re: Quick File "Re-naming" Process [Re: Ira L]
MG2009 Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
I have looked into the NAME CHANGER and RENAME applications.

A BETTER FINDER RENAME has what the other two do . . . and a bit more.

Any one of these three can meet my needs . . . it just comes down to which one I will favour for ease of use. I will give 'em all a spin.

Thanks a bunch!


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#24707 - 01/06/13 07:39 PM Re: Quick File "Re-naming" Process [Re: MG2009]
MG2009 Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Did some quick testing. Here are my first impressions (FWIW):

NAME CHANGER : Restrictions as to how one wants the file extensions to appear (e.g. uppercase vs lowercase, hidden or shown, etc.)

A BETTER FINDER NAME : "Free" version permits renames in groups of ten files (only) at one time. For example: The process to rename 300 photos would have to be repeated 30 times with 10 files/images done each time.

RENAME : Is the simplest to use (for my needs) and there are no limits or restrictions to the number of items or text content of titles/file extensions . . . and it's FREE


grin


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#24745 - 01/10/13 09:22 AM Re: Quick File "Re-naming" Process [Re: MG2009]
Virtual1 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
I usually use short terminal ditties to do renaming. or folderizing. customer had a folder with 9600 items in it, took forever to get listings etc. wrote a quick little script to make 28 folders (A-Z, #, and _) to move lettered, numbered, and all other files into different folders.

Makes it a lot saner.
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