Where is the tag for File Size?

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#1 : 27/10-11 07:59
James Sun
James Sun
Posts: 5
Hi,

Thanks for the greatest renamer!

I have been searching for a tag that puts file size in expression, but I've not been able to loacte this feature.

I am wondering if there is a way to do it in AdR? or if it is something that has not been implemented?

If its not yet done, is it possible to put it inot a catagory by it self. so it can put into tags like <File Size in bit> <File Size in Byte> <File Size in KB> < File Size in MB> <File Size in GB>

It would be extremely helpful to fixe alot of time stamp naming collision for files created by Digital camera with HDR feature. Because the camera writes multiple files at the same time, which makes duplicated file names. But the size of file would still be unique.
Thanks


27/10-11 07:59
#2 : 27/10-11 08:29
Kim Jensen
Kim Jensen
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Posts: 771
Reply to #1:
There is no file size tags at the moment. But I don't think it will take me very long time to add them. I will try to include file size tags in the next minor release. That will hopefully be soon.

Remember, if your digital camera supports subseconds you can also add these to make the file names more unique.
http://www.advancedrenamer.com/docs/docs_show.p hp?ident=tags_image
The functionality behind the subsecond tag is also available as a name collision rule.
http://www.advancedrenamer.com/docs/docs_show.p hp?ident=name_collision_rules
Unfortunately not all digital cameras add this EXIF tag.


27/10-11 08:29
#3 : 27/10-11 19:22
James Sun
James Sun
Posts: 5
Reply to #2:
I really do appreciate your fast reply and the minor update!

Yeah, I did tried to use the sub second to resolve my collision issue before, but it only return zeroes for the old digiCams. That's why I had to try to use the file size as the last resource. BTW when do you think the minor update would be?

Anyway, I really really do appreciate your support! And your documenation is great!

Thanks!


27/10-11 19:22
#4 : 29/10-11 14:04
Kim Jensen
Kim Jensen
Administrator
Posts: 771
Reply to #3:
I have released a version 3.15 today with file size tags. You can find it on the donwload page.

I am glad you like the documentation. I try to make it as usable as possible by describing every part of the program while not going into too much detail. Too long documentation will never get read.

I hope you can use the new tags.


29/10-11 14:04
#5 : 31/10-11 07:37
James Sun
James Sun
Posts: 5
Reply to #4:
Thanks for the update! Wow, that's really, relaly quick!

I have tried the tag, and it works really well in the left panel, but it does not seem to be working as a pattern under name collision. I had it set as

Append pattern
Separator: _
Pattern: <Filesize>

To you have the same issue as I do?

BTW, would it be possible to have secondary Collision handle Rule?


31/10-11 07:37 - edited 31/10-11 07:42
#6 : 31/10-11 20:22
Kim Jensen
Kim Jensen
Administrator
Posts: 771
Reply to #5:
I can see that I have introduced a minor bug in the name collision rule. If you write <filesize> instead of <Filesize> it should work.

I don't want to make a secondary collision rule handler. I don't think enough people need that feature.


31/10-11 20:22 - edited 31/10-11 20:23
#7 : 03/11-11 10:28
James Sun
James Sun
Posts: 5
Reply to #6:
Hey!
Thanks for the tip. It works really really well now!

Keep up the great work!
James


03/11-11 10:28
#8 : 30/11-12 22:33
Enrique Romero
Enrique Romero
Posts: 1
Hi Jim,

What do I need to do so the file size remains the same when I rename a file. My files are coming back smaller in size. I do not wish to resize the files, jut rename them.

Thank you.

Enrique


30/11-12 22:33
#9 : 02/12-12 21:10
Kim Jensen
Kim Jensen
Administrator
Posts: 771
Reply to #8:
Advanced Renamer does not modify the content of the file, only the file name is changed when performing batches. Your files must be changed by some other program.


02/12-12 21:10