#1 : 15/05-16 22:22
I'm renaming a folder of images downloaded from a website. After importing I get a list like this:
I'm using the folder name to rename the images.
I have three "Replace" methods
1) for the 10345_0x files: <DirName:1> - 0x
2) for the index file: <DirName:1> - 03
3) and for the xx.jpg files: <DirName:1> - <Inc Nr:4:1>
I'm having trouble with the xx files. Although it doesn't rename the non-xx files, it still considers them in the numbering scheme. So the list becomes:
<Foldername> - 04.jpg << was 01/this is ok
<Foldername> - 05.jpg << was 02/this is ok
<Foldername> - 12.jpg << was 09/this is ok
<Foldername> - 13.jpg << was 10/this is ok
<Foldername> - 01.jpg << was 10345_01/this is ok
<Foldername> - 02.jpg << was 10345_02/this is ok
*not working*<Foldername> - 16.jpg << was 11/should be 14
*not working*<Foldername> - 17.jpg << was 12/should be 15
<Foldername> - 03.jpg << was index/this is ok
To get it to work, I have to manually move the non-xx files to the top of the list and change <DirName:1> - <Inc Nr:4:1> to <DirName:1> - <Inc Nr:1:1>.
Question: is it possible to either 1) ignore the non-xx files in the renumbering scheme or 2) designate certain files be moved to the top/bottom of the list automatically? This is the one thing stopping the program from being a two-click renaming solution for me.
Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Please keep up the excellent work with the program.
15/05-16 22:22 - edited 15/05-16 22:25
#2 : 17/06-16 06:06
Reply to #1:
I think what you are looking for is the "mark by pattern" feature of AE.
1-In the list of files in AE, right click and select the mark->mark by pattern option
2-Check the regular expression option
3-Enter this for the pattern (will accept some lenght difference of the two number fields and the extention, for example .jpg and .jpeg, .png or .gif will work):
or the exact 00000_00.jpg format
if you want to mark the other kind of files of the 00.jpg kind, with some flexibility:
or the exact 00.jpg format
note that an inverse mark could also do the work instead of using two patterns
if you want a fully automatic, one click step that is always the same for the whole process, that would be a script and we could look into it, but I'm not sure that is what you are looking for.