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

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adykes
Oct 16, 2005
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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


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Roberto
Oct 16, 2005
"Al Dykes" wrote in message
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?
MM
Mister Max
Oct 16, 2005
(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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GordonG
Oct 17, 2005
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.
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adykes
Oct 17, 2005
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Mister Max wrote:
(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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KatWoman
Oct 17, 2005
"Al Dykes" wrote in message
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.
DD
Dave Du Plessis
Oct 17, 2005
On Mon, 17 Oct 2005 13:27:50 -0400, "KatWoman" 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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