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Author Topic: File renamer that can work with EXIF data and can be automated?  (Read 758 times)

MrCrispy

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I'm sure that something like this exists, need some help. I have a lot of old photos I'm trying to organize. The look like this right now -

photos
-- party
----- img01.jpg, img02.jpg etc
-- marriage
----- m1
-------- dsc100.jpg, dsc101.jpg etc
----- m2
-------- dsc100.jpg, dsc101.jpg etc (same name but different pics)

What I'd like to end up with is photos renamed with folder name, and date+tags from EXIF data, in those respective folders.

e.g.
party
---- party_2015_1205_0930pm.jpg

I've tried a few renaming tools but none could do this and I didn't find any way to do this in batch mode or from cmd line, as I have a huge number of photos to process.

Any suggestions?
« Last Edit: February 10, 2019, 11:56 AM by MrCrispy »

rjbull

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Re: File renamer that can work with EXIF data and can be automated?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 04:03 PM »
Try Bulk Rename Utility (BRU), which can, I think, do most of what you want.  It has a companion command-line utility BRC, but, BRC doesn't have the EXIF tag processing that BRU has.

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Re: File renamer that can work with EXIF data and can be automated?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 06:15 PM »
There's also Advanced Renamer which uses exiftool to grab all the metadata from images, videos, etc.

The new name preset would be something like: <DirName>_<Img Year>_<Img Month><Img Day>_<Img Hour><Img Min>.<Ext>

Would probably be 24 Hour time, (eg. 1805), so you might have to read the manual if you really want 12 Hour.