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Offline annedi

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Alternate Sequence Number for Batch Re-naming ???
« on: February 13, 2007, 12:49:36 PM »
Hi --

For my Nikon D2 cameras, I would like to use
the shutter actuation number {act}
in place of the sequence number {seqn} for batch re-naming of photo files.

Currently,
if I have multiple photos selected for batch re-naming'
and
I have entered a naming string into the Rename Photos pop-up window
such as

photo{mn0}{day0}{yr2}_original{act}

then
I do NOT get the "OK" button activated in order to proceed with the batch rename.

There is an extremely low chance of ever getting duplicate naming using
the {act} variable.
And, anyway, there is a Renaming Resolution that would
automatically be used were a duplicate name to be encountered in
a batch renaming situation.

Or, maybe I am just clueless about how to make use of {act}
in place of {seqn} for batch renaming !!!!!  ::)  ;D

Any help would be greatly appreciated -- THANKS !
Cheers --
Andrea B.
aka "Annedi"

Andrea Blum
UltravioletPhotography.com

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Re: Alternate Sequence Number for Batch Re-naming ???
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2007, 03:29:36 PM »
Annedi,

For my Nikon D2 cameras, I would like to use
the shutter actuation number {act}
in place of the sequence number {seqn} for batch re-naming of photo files.

Currently,
if I have multiple photos selected for batch re-naming'
and
I have entered a naming string into the Rename Photos pop-up window
such as

photo{mn0}{day0}{yr2}_original{act}

then
I do NOT get the "OK" button activated in order to proceed with the batch rename.

There is an extremely low chance of ever getting duplicate naming using
the {act} variable.
And, anyway, there is a Renaming Resolution that would
automatically be used were a duplicate name to be encountered in
a batch renaming situation.

Or, maybe I am just clueless about how to make use of {act}
in place of {seqn} for batch renaming !!!!!  ::)  ;D

We changed it so {act} is considered to be a "renaming" variable.  The change will appear in the 4.5 version of Photo Mechanic.

-Kirk

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Re: Alternate Sequence Number for Batch Re-naming ???
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2007, 10:07:57 PM »
Kirk --

Thank you for the prompt reply !!

I will be looking forward to v4.5 of Photo Mechanic
which has become one of my favorite photo tools.

Cheers --
Andrea B.
aka "Annedi"
Andrea Blum
UltravioletPhotography.com