Need Applescript or Prog. to Sequentially Number Photos

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Col, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Col macrumors newbie

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    Hey Mac Buddies,
    Hoping to find an Applescript or some kind of program that will take a folder full of jpegs and allow me to rename them all then add an ascending number e.g. it may name them all: Island Holiday Apr09_01, Island Holiday Apr09_02, Island Holiday Apr09_03 etc. etc.
    About the only thing I have found on line is a reference to a Program called 'R-Name' at:
    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/14404
    which sounds perfect, but is no longer available.

    I want to change the ACTUAL FILE NAMES, and so I don't want to use iPhoto. When I edit my photos I like the actual file to be edited or renamed etc, so my burnt to disk backups reflect all these changes.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction ?

    Hopefully in your hands !:rolleyes:
     
  2. leighonigar macrumors 6502a

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    Can this not be done using automator? I have not used it but it seems to be on the right lines.
     
  3. Pomeroy macrumors 6502

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  4. ajpl macrumors regular

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    If you have them, both Bridge and Lightroom have very powerful renaming abilitities which can also use the camera EXIF data to name files using the date taken if you want.
    I set a preset up so all I do is select files add name/desription and let LR/Br do the rest so I get 2009-04-02 Bonnie + Clyde shootout 001.CR2
    You can have whatever date style you like, where you like or even not at all. All up to you.
     
  5. Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816

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    Automator can do this

    look over at Automator World there is a batch renaming automator workflow on there, somewhere, works great for files or photographs ;)

    can't find it for you unfortunatly i'm at work :eek:
     
  6. Col thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Problem Solved ! Thank You To All !!!

    Hey Mac-Buddies !

    I was spoilt for choice with solutions and tried a couple, finally loving the 'Name Mangler' Program. I will definitely send this programmer a donation for this great little prog... Thank you Pomeroy, it is now sitting in my dock too ;)

    Thanks to everyone who took the time to help a novice-type like me What a great community :D

    Col
     

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