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    Bulk File Renaming

    I'm looking for a quick, clean way of renaming a bunch of files. Actually, looking for a way to rename 100's of jpg's. I have all my digital photos on my HD with no uniform method of naming the files. Now that I've come up with a good way to name, sort & catalog them, there's a lot of renaming that needs to be done...

    How neat it would be if there was an app that would show a thumb of the jpg and allow the user to run down the list renaming them with speed as the top priority. I know that explorer will show the thumbs and I can right-click rename, but that will take two forevers and all I have is one.

    Any ideas?
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    Re: Bulk File Renaming

    You might start by browsing through the <!post=auto naming pic files ,224319 >auto naming pic files <!/post> thread. Not sure there's anything to do it exactly the way you're after though.

    BTW, in explorer (& irfanview if you prefer), when viewing thumbs, F2 gets you to the rename directly, and the arrow keys navigate from thumb to thumb.
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    Re: Bulk File Renaming

    Hi, Trickster ~

    I just provided a kewl tip for exactly what you want to do very quick, clean and painless using good ol' XP!

    Please see auto naming pic files in Pix Place. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Bulk File Renaming

    I use apple's iPhoto which does this automatically when you import the pictures from camera or disk. It's a free program, but you might have to upgrade your hardware.

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    Re: Bulk File Renaming

    Thanks a bunch. That speeds up the process significantly. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
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    Re: Bulk File Renaming

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by DaveA on 23-Feb-03 08:16. )</P>Try IRFANVIEW (http://www.irfanview.com/). You can step through a directory picture by picture renaming as you go or point and click at thumbnail views. Lots of other useful features. Freeware. Fast. Small. Reliable.

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    Re: Bulk File Renaming

    Hi Ricky... came across this utility a few days ago. Works well!!!

    http://www.jimwillsher.co.uk/Site/So...BRU_Intro.html

    Cheers,
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    Re: Bulk File Renaming

    Thanks Bob. Looks like a neat utility. It also led me to a freeware site that is excellent. The rest of the world probably already knows but it was new for me...
    It's NoNags , and they rate the freeware by giving it a number of Ducks.
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