Resolved Batch change to names

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by ijohn.8.80, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. ijohn.8.80, Nov 7, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2012

    macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2012
    Adelaide, Oztwaylya.
    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.


    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! :D
  2. macrumors 603

    Oct 22, 2007
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    I was just about to post that you should look at Automator. You read my mind! 'Grats on solving your problem.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2003
    Durham, NC
  4. macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2009
    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.
  5. macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    Just curious why you don't use Aperture's built-in renaming capabilities?

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