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Offline MikeDavis

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Resequencing without changing file names
« on: December 07, 2011, 08:23:06 AM »
I'm running PM 4.6.8 and Mac OS 10.7.2.

I'd like to keep the base name of files but add a numbering sequence before that name.
I resequence photos and want the new sequence numbering to reflect the new sequence, without changing the base name so clients can more easily track back to their files.
Neither copying and renaming appear to have that as an option.

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Re: Resequencing without changing file names
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011, 08:41:54 AM »
I'm running PM 4.6.8 and Mac OS 10.7.2.

I'd like to keep the base name of files but add a numbering sequence before that name.
I resequence photos and want the new sequence numbering to reflect the new sequence, without changing the base name so clients can more easily track back to their files.
Neither copying and renaming appear to have that as an option.

You just have to use one of the most powerful features of Photo Mechanic: {variables}

Select your photos.  Open up the Renaming dialog.  Enter the following as your renaming string:

{filenamebase}{seqn}

Setup your Sequence number and then check the bottom of the Renaming dialog for the preview of what your files will be named.  Click Rename.

That should do it.

HTH,

-Kirk

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Re: Resequencing without changing file names
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2011, 11:44:53 AM »
Thank you kirk.
You must be a captain.