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Old Nov 7, 2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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Batch change to names

Howdy All,

Is it possible to do a batch change to a series of pictures to change the names?

I imported a few hundred shots yesterday and for some strange reason they all imported with the name of _MG_numbers instead of IMG_numbers.

I'd really rather not sit there and add a capital I to them all one by one.

Thanks in advance.

***Update***

After a little exploring in Automator (which I've never used before) I worked it out and it took about .25 seconds to change all 702 file names.

I just used the change text feature making _MG_ into IMG_

Can't believe how easy that was!
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 11:02 PM   #2
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Howdy All,

Is it possible to do a batch change to a series of pictures to change the names?

I imported a few hundred shots yesterday and for some strange reason they all imported with the name of _MG_numbers instead of IMG_numbers.

I'd really rather not sit there and add a capital I to them all one by one.

Thanks in advance.

***Update***

After a little exploring in Automator (which I've never used before) I worked it out and it took about .25 seconds to change all 702 file names.

I just used the change text feature making _MG_ into IMG_

Can't believe how easy that was!
I was just about to post that you should look at Automator. You read my mind! 'Grats on solving your problem.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 11:55 PM   #3
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Look at Name Mangler, it's the tool I use to rename files.
http://manytricks.com/namemangler/
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 09:28 AM   #4
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A Better Finder Rename

I rename all my photo files before importing into Aperture using:

A Better Finder Rename

In my case I use "A Better Finder Rename" to read EXIFF date to create an ISO Date/Time filename like "20121108_0924"

A very useful and flexible tool to perform renames of any kind.
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I rename all my photo files before importing into Aperture using:

A Better Finder Rename

In my case I use "A Better Finder Rename" to read EXIFF date to create an ISO Date/Time filename like "20121108_0924"

A very useful and flexible tool to perform renames of any kind.
Just curious why you don't use Aperture's built-in renaming capabilities?
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