batch name change in iPhoto

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  1. taytho macrumors 6502

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    #1
    is there a way for me to do a batch name change of photo titles.

    here is a for instance:

    i would like to change a bunch of names from something like DC103810381 to
    JillSeniorPictures0001 thru
    JillSeniorPictures0034 or something like that. is this possible. Let me know if this isnt clear.
     
  2. jive macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    It's possible through Automator but I'm not quite sure how >_> Someone will know though - or you can just play around with it.
     
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Yeah Automator is one way to do it, another way is to use GraphicConverter. Either way with Automator here is how:

    Finder: Get selected Finder items.
    Finder: Rename Finder Items (make sure under the options tab in this box that you select "Show Option When Run")
    Save as a Plug-In for the Finder.

    Now you will go into the Finder and select all of the photos you want to batch re-name and cntl-Click (right-click) and go to the Automator Menu>"Your Saved Automator" and select it.

    Wait a moment and the window for file rename will come up.
    Choose: Make Sequential>New Name "enter Name" (Pretty self-explanatory).

    This all looks like a lot, but it is real easy and you will be glad you got your hands dirty with Automator cause it is a great program. If you have any problems let me know cause I like using Automator and can help.
     

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