Is There an Easier Way to Rename Photos?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Resist, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Resist macrumors 68030

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    I'm rather new to the Mac and can't seem to find an easier way to rename a photo, other than through "Get Info". On a PC I can just right click the photo and then click "Rename". Isn't there an easier way to do this on a Mac? Oh and I'm really not liking iPhoto one bit.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Highlight the file, hit "Enter" and you can type in whatever name you want within the character limit.

    If you don't like iPhoto, don't use it.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    miles01110 is right (he always is!) on the way to rename an individual file. If you want to batch rename a number of files, I've found Name Mangler to be particularly useful. I also don't care for iPhoto, so I don't use it.
     
  4. Resist thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks, that is exactly what I wanted! And I don't use iPhoto anymore, It's easier to just keep all my photos in a regular folder.
     
  5. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    You can do that with iPhoto. Just make sure preferences > advanced > copy to library is unchecked
     
  6. ucdesai macrumors newbie

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    If you want to rename bunch of photos you use Automator. It is very useful and and comes with every Mac.
     
  7. cdcastillo macrumors 6502a

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    Or you can use Automator to easily rename a batch of photos.... it's already on your computer
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Just curious. Did you happen to read the post right before yours?
     

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