How to Rename out of sequence numbered file names

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#1 : 22/11-11 18:02
David
David
Posts: 2
Hi,

Looking to learn how to rename files that I already edited and renamed. For example:

IMG_4492.jpg
IMG_4493.jpg
IMG_4494.jpg
IMG_4494E1.jpg
IMG_4494E1.psd
IMG_4494E2.jpg
IMG_4495.jpg
IMG_4496.jpg
IMG_4497.jpg

to be
AntShw001O.jpg
AntShw002O.jpg
AntShwoo3O.jpg
AntShw003E1.jpg
AntShw003E1.psd
AntShw003E2.jpg
AntShw004O.jpg
AntShw005O.jpg
AntShw006O.jpg

where E1 stands for edit one (or first edit) and E2 stands for second edit etc. and the O is for Original.

Also how do I force extension jpg or psd to be lower case at all times.


Thank you.


22/11-11 18:02
#2 : 23/11-11 09:14
Kim Jensen
Kim Jensen
Administrator
Posts: 799
Reply to #1:
I have tried performing the naming you describe with the current version of Advanced Renamer but without luck. The biggest problem is the files with the E notation that don't increment the first number (4494).

In the next version af Advanced Renamer I will include a renumbering method that can take existing numbers in the file name and increment or decrement them. That will solve your problem.

I expect to release a beta of the next version within two weeks. I hope you can wait until then.

For the problem with forcing case of extensions, you can add the New Case method, set it to Lowercase and select Extension in the ApplyTo drop down box. That will force all extensions to lower case.


23/11-11 09:14
#3 : 26/11-11 06:27
David
David
Posts: 2

Kim,

Thank you for looking into the issue I provided. Yes, if you can build in a feature that can replace the specified numbers with sequence numbering independent of the characters after the numbers (i.e., E1, O or any other text/number). However, not sure how you can tackle the repeated numbers within a series. That is, telling the program to not increment if the numbers are the same and to repeat the sequencing numbers. Not sure if I made myself clear but hope you get the idea.

With regard to the lower case for extension, I would suggest that it be the default for the program, and/or have a a check box under "Case sensitive" and "Use regular expressions" that asks to preserve extension case or lower case extension.

Then I can confidently rename hundreds of my directories with this naming convention using your product.

Look forward to trying out your improved next version.


26/11-11 06:27