About "BATCH RENAMING" on a Mac

4 months 2 weeks ago - 4 months 2 weeks ago #716582 by Nikon Shooter
In studio and/or on location, I produce anything between say ten to a few 
hundred captures every day — I use the word captures because I mainly 
shoot in RAW file format and those are not photos nor images just yet.

I have created for myself an archival system for renaming files that has no-
thing to do with the final use of any given picture(s) but folders containing
the said files just might. In this screenshot, I happen to use French words
but this is irrelevant and non consequential:

Renaming in Finder
Mac's Finder is a very convenient way to go. First, select the files you want
to be renamed:


Then right click & choose > Rename "x number of items" from the drop menu:


Select the operation you wish to perform:



Say I want to replace the generic "DSC_" with something of my choosing— it could
be anything and any character Finder will accept. The red arrowpoints at an example
of the name after the described replacement. Pleasenote that I left a space between
my prefix and the sequential number.Click rename to proceed.


This is the result of the completed operation

OMG… what have I done?
No panic, just press ⌘+Z and the last change will be undone

Have a good one, members! :)

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4 months 2 weeks ago #716721 by Nikon Shooter
Here you can learn how to perform  Multiple Rename 

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