Batch Sizer - Rename wizard

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All or selection

If you have an active selection on the main screen, then the first option you will get is the option to only rename you selected files, or still to rename all. make your selection then click " Next" to continue :

 

Note: If there is no active selection then you will not see this screen and ALL the files will be selected to rename.

How to rename these files?

There are two ways to rename files, you can rename them using a defined sequence, or (where applicable) you can select to rename Jpeg images (normally photos) using the EXIF data that is normally stored with in them. Select your choice then click " Next" to continue.

 

Rename using a sequence

In this screen you build a new file format buy selecting upto 9 different filename parts. As you change these you can see at the bottom of the screen an example of the new filename from your selections (Please note that in the main screen you can re-order the images into a different order if needed for sequential numbering). Please note that you need not bother with file extensions, these are added by Batch Sizer during the Batch Process.

 

The options on this screen are as follows :

  • Filename builder (9) : These can be changed to the following options :
    • {ignore} : Has no effect on the filename
    • Current name : Includes the current filename of the existing file as part of the new filename
    • Sequence : Include a sequence number, as specified in the "Sequence from" below
    • Extract of current name 1 : Takes part of the current filename to include in this new name (See "Extract From/For 1") below
    • Extract of current name 2 : Takes part of the current filename to include in this new name (See "Extract From/For 2") below
    • Static text 1 : Includes the static text 1 field from below in the new filename
    • Static text 2 : Includes the static text 2 field from below in the new filename
    • YYYY : Include the current 4 digit year in the new filename (e.g. 2005)
    • YY : Include the current 2 digit year in the new filename (e.g. 05)
    • MMM : Include the current 3 digit month in the new filename (e.g. JAN)
    • MM : Include the current 2 digit month in the new filename (e.g. 01)
    • M : Include the current 1/2 digit month in the new filename (e.g. 1)
    • DDD : Include the current 3 digit day in the new filename (e.g. MON)
    • DD : Include the current 2 digit day in the new filename (e.g. 01)
    • D : Include the current 1/2 digit day in the new filename (e.g. 1)
    • HH : Include the current 2 digit hour in the new filename (e.g. 21)
    • MM : Include the current 2 digit minute in the new filename (e.g. 45)
    • . : Include a period (.) in the new filename
    • - : Include a dash (-) in the new filename
    • : Include a space ( ) in the new filename
  • Static text 1 & 2 : Defines the static text to be included when the selected in one of the fields above
  • Sequence from : Defines the sequence to use, for example 001 will count up to 999 then reset to 000. You can enter as few or as many digits as you want, and you can also count with numbers e.g. AAA AAB AAC AAD etc. they may also be mixed AA0 AA1 AA2... AA9 AB0
  • Extract from/for 1 & 2 : Allows you to define part of your original filename to use in the new name if selected above. E.G if my filename was "PICT1234" and I wanted to preserve the 1234 you would set the from to 5 (the 5th character) the the for to 4 for 4 digits
  • Example : Shows you a rough example of what you new filename will look like. For example in the picture above we selected "Static Text 1" (start) then the "Sequence" (001) and lastly "Static text 2" (end) giving us a filename of "start001end"

Rename using EXIF information

In this screen you build a new file format buy selecting upto 9 different filename parts. As you change these you can see at the bottom of the screen an example of the new filename from your selections Please note that you need not bother with file extensions, these are added by Batch Sizer during the Batch Process.

 

The options on this screen are as follows :

  • Information to use : The EXIF data holds various time/dates on the JPEG file (Photo), you can select which one to use.
  • Filename builder (9) : These can be changed to the following options :
    • {ignore} : Has no effect on the filename
    • YYYY : Include the current 4 digit year in the new filename (e.g. 2005)
    • YY : Include the current 2 digit year in the new filename (e.g. 05)
    • MMM : Include the current 3 digit month in the new filename (e.g. JAN)
    • MM : Include the current 2 digit month in the new filename (e.g. 01)
    • M : Include the current 1/2 digit month in the new filename (e.g. 1)
    • DDD : Include the current 3 digit day in the new filename (e.g. MON)
    • DD : Include the current 2 digit day in the new filename (e.g. 01)
    • D : Include the current 1/2 digit day in the new filename (e.g. 1)
    • HH : Include the current 2 digit hour in the new filename (e.g. 21)
    • MM : Include the current 2 digit minute in the new filename (e.g. 45)
    • SS : Include the current 2 digit second in the new filename (e.g. 45)
    • . : Include a period (.) in the new filename
    • - : Include a dash (-) in the new filename
    • : Include a space ( ) in the new filename
    • Static text 1 : Includes the static text 1 field from below in the new filename
    • Static text 2 : Includes the static text 2 field from below in the new filename
  • Static text 1 & 2 : Defines the static text to be included when the selected in one of the fields above
  • Example : Shows you a rough example of what you new filename will look like. Example the screen shot above has YYY - MM - DD . HH MM SS as it's format so the output filename would be shown as 2005-01-06.180844

Preview changes

After you have made your choices in the "Sequence" or "EXIF" screens and select next, Batch Sizer will show you an example of the new filenames before it actually changes them using your real files. This allows you to see if your entry is correct, if you are happy with this, click " Next" to process these changes

 

Completion

The completion screen shows you how many files that have been processed. If this process caused the possibility of duplicate file names then these are automatically renamed (e.g. _1 appended) and the count of changes is shown in the completion screen

 


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