Version log

Advanced Renamer Version Log:

Advanced Renamer 3.95 - 15. apr. 2024
* New program icon
* New statusbar layout
* Changes to the Date Taken image EXIF metadata to better reflect the values seen in File Properties window in Windows Explorer. This is now the default behavior for new installations
* Added fallback values for <Img Author>, <Img Copyright>, <Img Subject>, and <Img Title>
* Fixed a problem where jpeg-metadata would be extracted multiple times
+ Test Names button added to the menu when Auto Test is turned off
+ Settings window: New options "Show image preview in file info panel", Default: On
* Changed visual appearance of Last Result panel to horizontal orientation
* Fixed Folder Panel not being able to resize before restart when not active at startup
* Changed program font to match Windows design guide lines
* Better support for UTF-8 characters when integrating with ExifTool
* Audio based tags and columns renamed from ID3 or ID3/MP3 to Audio. Old tag names still work for backwards compatibility
* <DirName> tag renamed to <FolderName> for added naming consistency. Old tag name still work for backwards compatibility
* Tag <Exe ProductVersion> renamed to <Exe Version>. Also added <Exe VersionMajor> and <Exe VersionMinor>
+ Functionality to remove items by special properties in the right click menu. New options are: "Remove unchanged items", "Remove unmarked items", and "Remove by pattern"
* When using "Mark by pattern" and counterparts, patterns had to match exactly if no asterisk (*) was used for pattern matching. Changed so that asterisk is automatically added in front and back of pattern if none are used
+ Buttons to quickly show and hide file info panel
+ New information error code when name collision rule has altered the filename
* Fixed bug in Remove By Pattern when not adding a asterisk to the pattern
* When adding files, the last result panel will hide automatically. Added button in statusbar to toggle last result panel
* Show data in file info panel for selected item when closed panel is opened
* Some controls were not scaled correctly on high resolution displays
* When saving the list to a .txt the program will now use UTF-8 for encoding

Advanced Renamer 3.94 - 7. feb. 2024
+ New tags for fetching metadata from executables: <Exe Product>, <Exe ProductVersion>, <Exe FileVersion>, <Exe Company>, <Exe Description>
+ New Setting (Program tab): Menu sizing. Values are normal, compact or super compact. Default: Compact
+ New Setting (Program tab): Enable or disable menu group names. Disable group names for a more minimal user interface when using compact or normal menu sizing
* Help button layout changed
* Moved menu button "User guide" to Help drop down
* Reduced the height and width of the menu
* Switch menu between super compact and normal/compact by small button in the menu
* Mouse scroll wheel didn't work for method list
* Don't allow columns in listview to be sized to 0 pixels width
* Timestamp method: Option "Dirname pattern" renamed to "Parent folder pattern"
* Redesigned how Replace List is rendered to fix a random display bug
* Settings window: First page is now the Program tab instead of Environment
* Upgrade message and "Help getting started" moved to the bottom of the window
* Upgrade message didn't look as expected in dark theme
* Default size of main window is now wider
* In the "Quick add method" panel, some buttons were not arranged correctly in some circumstances, making some not visible
* Various minor visual changes and optimizations
- Settings window: Removed option: "Confirm clear list"

Advanced Renamer 3.93 - 19. jan. 2024
* Folder select window for Move and Copy batch mode did not display buttons in the bottom of the window correctly
* In Folder mode, the Add Files button in the toolbar was not disabled
* In settings window, an error was sometimes displayed when configuration location was changed
* Mouse scroll wheel did not work in List Replace method
+ Added option to move the menu to the top of the window. In auto mode (now default), the menu will automatically move to the top when window is too narrow
* Menu is now a little less wide, and even less wide when program is in English
* Fixed video duration not being read correctly when formatted like "10 secs" or "10.05 secs"
* File info panel optimized for wider screens
* Arrow-icons changed to a brighter color to make them more visible in dark theme
* Improved JavaScript colors when editor is in dark mode
* Various fixes and improvements
* Fixed "Show files" button in folder panel

Advanced Renamer 3.92 - 17. nov. 2023
+ Dark mode
+ New document tags for PDF, Word, Powerpoint etc.: <Doc Pages>, <Doc Creator>, <Doc Title>
+ Many number based tags can now be zero padded by adding a second parameter. The length of the parameter determines the length of the number, like <Doc Pages:xxx> will result in 3 digit numbers. Available for the tags <File Size>, <Num Files>, <Num Dirs> and <Num Items>
* Changed layout of tag picker to show tabs instead of dropdown
* Time and file time based tags are now located on the same page in the tag selector
* Method list toolbar didn't show hints for buttons
* Fixed video duration tags
* Item list grid lines are no longer the default option (they don't look good with dark mode)

Advanced Renamer 3.91 - 4. sep. 2023
* Fixed bug when adding folders with the button from the menu
* Removed old languages with no recent updates
* Moved and resized controls to better fit certain languages

Advanced Renamer 3.90 - 31. aug. 2023
* Fixed <Day> tag. Off by a day.
* Moved "Help getting started" button above list
* Changed size of "Preset" text in method list toolbar

Advanced Renamer 3.89 - 18. aug. 2023
+ New menu bars
* Method bar panel made larger. Was a problem for localized versions of Advanced Renamer
* Clear methods now always asks to clear
* Larger default column widths
* Fixed: Main window did not always load maximized if closed maximized
* Improvements made for various DPI modes
+ Measures to prevent window disappearing when closing the program with multiple monitors and opening the program with only one attached
+ Added GPS tags for video files
+ New date/time tags:
<Img DateOriginal:yyyy-mm-dd>, <Img DateCreate:yyyy-mm-dd>, <Img TimeOriginal:hh-nn-ss>, <Img TimeCreate:hh-nn-ss>
<Date:yyyy-mm-dd>, <Time:hh-nn-ss>
<Date Created:yyyy-mm-dd>, <Time Created:hh-nn-ss>
<Date Modified:yyyy-mm-dd>, <Time Modified:hh-nn-ss>
<Video Date:yyyy-mm-dd>, <Video Time:hh-nn-ss>
* Fixed bug where the program would start outside the active screen area
* Better support for multiple monitors
* Fixed index bug in exif tool window
+ Support for RW2 image format
- TV show import removed
- Bitrate based tags removed. They were unreliable.
- Field GPS Accuracy removed from file info box
- Dependencies for video tags removed
- ID3 duration tags removed (sorry)

Advanced Renamer 3.88.1 - 20. july 2021
+ Added tag <GPS Country Short>
+ Better support for long path names, more than 260 characters in length. Still not perfect and not all parts of the program will work with these files
* Language name not showing for Spanish translation
* Fixed list right click -> mark by pattern
* Fixed "Don't show this again" checkbox in TV Show Import
* Fixed encoding error in TV show import

Advanced Renamer 3.87 - 13. oct. 2020
+ New name collision rule: New name
* Let slow scripts run for longer before timeout error
+ Script methods: Added console.log() as alias for app.log()
+ Script added app.logItem(item) method to list all item properties in JS console
+ Filter options in JS Console. Show only log output from specific item
* Fixed: Name collision rule Ignore did not show new filename correctly
* Fixed: Tag <Video Date Year> did not work in script method
* Fixed windows explorer context menu
* Fixed: Scripting returned booleans, dates, and numbers as strings
* Fixed: app.log(value) when value is an object will no longer fail

Advanced Renamer 3.86.1 - 5. aug. 2020
* New and improved JS scripting engine
* Executables compiled as 64 bit binaries
+ Settings: Button for removing all personal settings and restart the program
+ Method list: Right click: Duplicate method
* Fixed problem where some elements in the main window would disappear when using multiple monitors
- Tags for video codec and video audio codec has been removed

Advanced Renamer 3.85 - 11. july 2019
* Performance optimization for ExifTool when using program settings "Always use ExifTool for retrieving metadata" and when using ExifTool for fetching timestamps from images
* Improvements for high dpi displays
* Fix for new case method when changing case of local characters
* Fix: Sometimes the method panel is not showing
* Fix: When adding folders from folder panel the folder could get locked, preventing rename of the folder
* Fix: Program may become unstable after batch with errors

Advanced Renamer 3.84 - 8. oct. 2018
+ Script method: Javascript console for better debugging
+ Added checkbox in settings window: Don't show summary before renaming
* TV Show import guide: Skip welcome page checkbox
* Pair renaming option in main view. Removed from settings window
+ New tags for embedded video date and time: <Video Date Year>, <Video Date Month>, <Video Date Day>, <Video Date Hour>, <Video Date Min>, <Video Date Sec>
+ Support for HEIC image format used on iPhones
+ Option in settings: Always use ExifTool to retrieving metadata for images

Advanced Renamer 3.83 - 20. aug. 2018
+ Import CSV data for use with the new tag <Csv:X>
+ <DirName> support for negative numbers to insert folder name in opposite order
+ New option to enable or disable sorting of files when adding with drag and drop. Default: Sort
+ File list: Right click popup: Sort by pattern for sorting based on tag value
+ Choose file encoding when importing CSV
* Fixed text bug in progress window
+ Added Indonesian translation

Advanced Renamer 3.82 - 03. apr. 2018
* Pair renaming active by default on new installations
* Pair renaming will now prioritize media files when determining the master file in a pair
* TV show import didn't handle file pairs well
* Default setting for "Add files when batch ends" changed from None to Ask
* Fixed not visible Apply To box in List and Replace List method when running display in 200% scaling
* Performance optimization when adding files, detecting file pairs, and running batches
* Performance of detecting name collisions improved dramatically
* Fixed bug when using image tags for non images
* Pre batch window now shows the number of methods that will be used
+ Added Bulgarian translation

Advanced Renamer 3.81 - 13. feb. 2018
* CSV Import: Default Apply To fields to name and extension instead of just name
* CSV Import: Program will remember field values when window is closed
* CSV Import: Changed to use UTF-8 encoding
* Renumber method: Fixed renumbering relative numbers when the number is very long
* When using media tags like Img or Video for folders the program will now use the properties of the first file in the folder
* Load list now supports UTF-8
* New case method did not support UTF-8 in the pattern match modes
* Fixed <Inc Nr> zeropadding and <Num Files> value when working with file pairs

Advanced Renamer 3.80 - 17. oct. 2017
* Improved integration with ExifTool
* Optimized performance when testing new file names
* Option for not analyzing media files (program settings window)

Advanced Renamer 3.79 - 06. sep. 2017
* Folder panel will no longer show zip files as folders
* When adding both root and sub folders, the root folders will be added last instead of first
+ Files are no longer sorted alphabetically when dragged from Windows Explorer
+ Add files not matching a regular expression
+ Added option in settings to move the Start Button to the left
+ Ukrainian translation

Advanced Renamer 3.78 - 20. aug. 2017
* Better support for high DPI monitors
* Various user interface changes
+ Check/Uncheck all on method list right click popup
+ Delete old undo jobs
* Larger preset methods drop down
* Fixed status bar some times showing "Got errors" when no errors were found
* Updated regular expressions engine
* Fixed wrong thumbnail size in list

Advanced Renamer 3.77 - 17. apr. 2017
+ Rename file pairs with the same new filename
* Make text blue for items with name override (F2 key)
* Improved error message for error code 101
* Deleted presets were not removed from the presets drop down
* Allow main menu to wrap into two lines when window is too small
* Updated language files

Advanced Renamer 3.76 - 26. mar. 2017
+ Override new filename (F2 key)
+ Hitting enter key will now open the file. Hitting ctrl + enter will open the folder of the file
+ Added tag <ID3 Disc>
* Don't analyze video files unless video tags are used
* New Name method will remember last used page
* Shift+F10 did not open file list popup menu

Advanced Renamer 3.75 - 7. mar. 2017
+ GPS Tag override window
+ Write EXIF Metadata
+ New tag: <Rand Str> for random text strings
* Fixed timestamp method reading filename pattern when pattern contains ( or )

Advanced Renamer 3.74 - 21. feb. 2017
+ Added search edit box to the ExifTool window
* Larger preview image in file info box when selecting image files in the list
* Fixed TV shows with characters not legal for filenames like * or ?
* Fixed FileInfo box not using last resized height
* Fixed reading DPI from image files, namely TIFF files

Advanced Renamer 3.73 - 21. aug. 2016
+ New method: List Replace. Replace multiple phrases in a single method
+ TV Show Import: Added Select All/Select None buttons for seasons and episodes checklist box

Advanced Renamer 3.72 - 27. mar. 2016
+ New tag for image resolution in dots per inch: <Img DPI>
+ New tags for image width and height in inches, cm and mm: <Img Width Inch>, <Img Height Inch>, <Img Width Cm>, <Img Height Cm>, <Img Width Mm>, <Img Height Mm>
* CSV Import now also work with folder rename
+ Link for tag documentation in the insert tag frame
* Fix name collision bug when using incrementing number. Fallback to old logic

Advanced Renamer 3.71 - 19. feb. 2016
+ New name collision rule: Ignore. Will ignore batch on single file is target already exists
* Batch mode and output folder values are not saved in batch method list files. This makes these values optional for command line runner (arenc.exe)
* Fixed CSV Import: Would get the order of new names wrong when one or more files were missing

Advanced Renamer 3.70 - 1. jan. 2016
* Fixed ExifTool bug. Sometimes values were shifted when assigned to items in the list resulting in wrong values for some items
* Fixed "Invalid floating point" error when sorting on column Date Taken when column contains blank values
* Updated translations

Advanced Renamer 3.69 - 6. dec. 2015
* Fixed: TV Show import: When multiple hits from search query, only the first hit were shown
+ Shortcut for opening the TV Show import guide

Advanced Renamer 3.68 - 1. nov. 2015
+ New tags: <UnixTimestamp>, <UnixTimestamp Modified>, and <UnixTimestamp Created>
+ Romanian translation
+ Korean translation
+ Catalan translation
* Uses TVMaze instead of TVRage for TV Show information import
* Fixed: Calculation of file size only supported sizes up to 2 GB
* FileInfoBox: Don't load images if more than 30MB (it was too slow)
* Reimplemented parts of the ExifTool integration. Hopefully it will become more stable
* Fixed: Update was not showing when changing created timestamp of folders

Advanced Renamer 3.67 - 19. may. 2015
* Fixed Timestamp and Attributes method changed files even if they were not checked in the list

Advanced Renamer 3.66 - 6. may. 2015
+ Add files using regular expressions pattern
* Updated translations
* Fixed bug in natural numeric sort

Advanced Renamer 3.65 - 30. nov. 2014
* ExifTool tags will automatically replace unsupported characters
* Fixed <Word> tag when searching for the last word in a filename
* Name collision rules will now also apply to collision on existing files
+ File list popup: Added "Open Containing Folder"
* Explorer Context menu fixed on 64 bit windows

Advanced Renamer 3.64 - 26. mar. 2014
* Fixed reading some corrupted ExifData from JPEGs taken with Samsung mobile phones
+ Day tag textual result with <Day:xxx> and <Day:xxxx>
+ Item list limit can now be changed in the settings window
+ Mark items not matching pattern right click options
* Fixed explorer context menu for 64 bit Windows 8 systems

Advanced Renamer 3.62 - 20. jan. 2014
* Fixed: <File Line> and <File Content> tags were only working properly for the first file in the list

Advanced Renamer 3.61 - 12. jan. 2014
+ Command line configuration dialog
+ New list popup menu item: Inverse marks in list
+ New list popup menu item: Select all, select none, inverse selection
+ New tag: <File Line> for reading line in file
+ New tag: <Dec Nr> for decrementing number
* Improved performance for <File Content> tag
+ Arabic Translation

Advanced Renamer 3.60 - 08. sep. 2013
+ Added new tags <ID3 Duration>, <ID3 Hour>, <ID3 Min>, <ID3 Sec> for adding audio playtime to filename
+ Added new tags <Video Hour>, <Video Min>, <Video Sec> for adding video playtime to filename (<Video Duration> already existed)
* Fixed mask search when adding files matching a mask

Advanced Renamer 3.59 - 18. aug. 2013
* Fixed bug when changing case of unicode characters
* Fixed error message when reading timestamp from file filename. Message is now displayed in the grid instead of crashing the batch process.
+ Added <Video Title> and <Video Genre> tags
* "Need help getting startet" button on Folders tab did not follow the checkbox in settings
* Insert tag window showed regular expression help line for \D twice
* It was not possible to delete column sets due to an error
+ .webm files are now recognized as video file
* Setting "Use zero padding in inc nr tags" now also affects ID3 Track Tags
* Display hints for all tags accepting parameters
+ Date/Time based tags now all take and extra parameter for controlling zero padding, ex <Day:0> or <Day:00> and <Year:00> or <Year:0000>

Advanced Renamer 3.58 - 26. june 2013
* Fixed bug in FileContent tag when using specific filename.
* Changed Load/Save presets icons
* Scripting: Default script changed
+ Mark/Unmark by pattern, making checkboxes selected/unselected when matching pattern
* Added minimum width to renaming result box
+ New tags: <Inc Hex> and <Inc Roman> for incrementing hexadecimal and roman numerals

Advanced Renamer 3.57 - 02. may 2013
* Fixed analyze image bug. Images with upper case extension were not analyzed
+ Added TVShow Episode Sequence number tag. An episode number representing the number in the series not in the season

Advanced Renamer 3.56 - 07. april 2013
* Optimized scripting speed and memory use
* Won't analyze files for image data until actually needed. Will improve performance of adding files
* Fixed bug where name collision rule wasn't showing on low screen resolutions
* Fixed display of ampersand in method descriptions
* Trim non-numeric values from ID3 track numbers
* Improved use of ExifTool when working with many files

Advanced Renamer 3.55 - 26. feb 2013
+ TV Show population based on data from
+ New TV Show tags: <TVShow Title>, <TVShow Genres>, <TVShow EpisodeTitle>, <TVShow StartYear>, <TVShow Season>, <TVShow EpisodeNumber>, <TVShow Year>, <TVShow Month>, <TVShow Day>
+ Up/down arrows to change visible tag group in New Name method and Insert Tag window
+ CSV import functionality
+ New Swap Method
+ Two new configuration options for JS Script: Tab Indent Size and Scroll Past EOL
* Status bar total number of items now shows how many items are checked

Advanced Renamer 3.54 - 06. dec. 2012
* Command line automation: Mask parameter is no longer case sensitive
* Command line automation: Fixed command line output
* File content tag now fixed to use UTF8 text encoding
* Fixed problems when saving script files containing "; text sequence
* Fixed bug when changing modified timestamp based on dirname pattern

Advanced Renamer 3.53 - 27. sep. 2012
+ New checksum tags: <MD5>, <SHA1>, and <SHA256>
+ ApplyTo dropdown in scripting method
* Scripting: Date/Time values of the "item" parameter are now exposed as proper JSDates
+ Sorting in console runner with -o switch
* Fixed load previous path bug in folder panel

Advanced Renamer 3.52 - 31. aug. 2012
* Scripting: Fixed app.parseTags() methods. Did not accept upper case and spaces in tags
* Scripting: Changed app.parseTags() to only accept one parameter: the tag
* Scripting: Auto proposal is no longer case sensitive
* Scripting: Changed autoproposal to display top level objects (app and item) when no word at cursor
* Fixed Replace Method and Remove Pattern Method: Case sensitive checkbox worked in reverse
+ Slovenian translation
* Default width of method panel is now wider
* Fixed daylight savings miscalculation when reading file times

Advanced Renamer 3.51 - 24. aug. 2012
* Fixed copy and move mode
* Fixed the use of the setting "Show help getting started"
* Fixed miscalculation in RSubStr tag and use of backwards pattern search in methods

Advanced Renamer 3.5 - 20. aug 2012
+ Unicode support
+ Support for JPEG 2000
+ Support for reading EXIF and image dimensions from stereo MPO and JPS images
* Reintroduced up/down buttons for numeric edit boxes
* Fixed file size decimal point bug
* Created Date and Modified Date based tags is now using modified value if used with Timestamp method
* Support for using more than one Timestamp method
* Changed compiler and various libraries
+ New method: Script. Can perform advanced actions based on custom JavaScript code.
+ Active/Inactive checkboxes on methods
+ Integration with the ExifTool executable. Window for displaying ExifTool information and a new tag: <ExifTool>
+ Added two new command line options: -msk and -r for only performing batch on items matching a specific mask or regular expression
* List method now persists content of new names text field when saved
* Fixed access violation bug in Add Directory window
+ Japanese translation
+ Explorer right click context menu for both 32 bit and 64 bit Windows
+ Folder panel for easy access to adding files and folders (optional)
* New icons in the user interface
* Auto test button is now always pressed when program is started
+ Occurrence value added to Replace method
* If opening aren.exe with files as parameters and the first is a .aren file, the rest will no longer get ignored
* Batch move and batch copy no longer requires renaming methods
- Option for turning off wildcards (*) in replace method has been removed

Advanced Renamer 3.24 build 2 - 30. apr. 2012
+ Slovak translation

Advanced Renamer 3.24 - 15. mar. 2012
+ Greek translation
* Made Advanced Renamer more tolerant towards jpg files with malformed exif data
* Extension change warnings does no longer occur on folders
* Fixed odd behavior in recent preset combobox
* Fixed cancel button in loading thumbnails progress window

Advanced Renamer 3.23 - 06. mar. 2012
* GPS Improvements
+ New tags: <GPS Lat Dir>, <GPS Lng Dir>
+ GPS Accuracy in File information box (if present in selected image file)

Advanced Renamer 3.22 - 12. feb. 2012
+ Settings: Add Advanced Renamer program path to Environment Path. For use with the arenc.exe console runner
+ Console runner: Added switch (-s) for performing batch on items in subfolders
+ Put descriptions in the title area of methods
+ Handle negative numbers option added to renumbering method in relative number mode
* List method will no longer produce an error for all the lines when one of the lines contains an invalid tag
* Clean up of handling extension rename

Advanced Renamer 3.21 - 31. jan. 2012
+ French translation
* Will now only check for updates once a day
* Fixed: Timestamp method did not consider second value in delta mode
* Fixed: Timestamp method did not load settings from file correctly

Advanced Renamer 3.20 - 17. jan. 2012
+ Command line automation
+ Video tags: <Video Width>, <Video Height>, <Video FrameRate>, <Video Duration>, <Video Codec>, <Video Audio Codec>, <Bitrate>, <Video Bitrate>, <Video Audio Bitrate>
+ Video tags on information pane
+ More EXIF image tags: <Img CameraMake>, <Img CameraModel>, <Img Subject>, <Img Title>, <Img Aperture>, <Img Brightness>, <Img FocalLength>, <Img ISO>, <Img ShutterSpeed>, <Img ExposureTime>, <Img Contrast>, <Img ExposureMode>, <Img ExposureProgram>, <Img Saturation>, <Img Sharpness>, <Img WhiteBalance>
+ GPS Tags for geotagged pictures <GPS Lat>, <GPS Lng>, <GPS Alt>, <GPS Lat Deg>, <GPS Lat Min>, <GPS Lat Sec>, <GPS Lng Deg>, <GPS Lng Min>, <GPS Lng Sec>
+ Tags for City, Country, and State based on GPS Coordinates
+ New method: Trim
+ New method: Renumber
+ Apply to option added to the New Name Method. ApplyTo Name is now the default
+ Randomize Sorting menu item in file list right click menu
+ Option for default action when batch is finished can be set up in the Settings window
* Show GPS location and link to google maps when GPS data is available in image file
* Populate list on the List Method now only add the part of the name represented by the ApplyTo drop down box
* Filename showing in the caption of item information box
* Name Collision Rule now saved when saving method list
* Default column widths changed
* More default method list presets
* When using a relative path in move or copy mode the absolute path is calculated based on the existing path
* Setting for hiding Add Method Button Bar
* Will show a better error message when trying to move folders to a different drive
* Fixed: Name collision rule, Append Pattern, didn't support spaces and uppercase characters
* Fixed: Some tag categories were missing in Insert Tag Frame when using a different language than English
* Fixed: Did not resolve all tags when using replace method with regular expressions
* Fixed: Bug when using invalid tags in replace method
* Fixed: Tag buttons did not always behave as expected
- French and Dutch translation removed due to low coverage

Advanced Renamer 3.15 - 29. oct. 2011
+ Chinese translation
+ File size tags
* Tags can now be expressed with or without spaces: <year created> and <yearcreated> yields same result

Advanced Renamer 3.14 - 06. oct. 2011
* Fixed not being able to load preset files containing the Remove Pattern method

Advanced Renamer 3.13 - 25. sep 2011
+ New method: Remove pattern
+ Apply to option added to the List Method
+ After rename a box in the lower right corner will show results and have buttons for re-adding items
- Option "Auto close progress dialog" removed. Will always auto close from now on.
+ Preset button available next to folder text box in copy and move mode
* Columns for New filename, New path, New attributes, and New timestamps will become gray when there is no changes to the value represented by the column
+ Brazilian Portuguese translation

Advanced Renamer 3.12 - 14. aug. 2011
+ Dirname tag now has an optional index parameter for c:\A\B\C\file.txt <DirName:2> will yield B
* Name collision rules now apply to all duplicates. Previous the rule was not applied to the first entry in a duplication set
* Renaming sequences like 003, 004, 005 to 001, 002, 003 would fail in previous version
* Add method button now opens popup instead of a new window

Advanced Renamer 3.11 - 19. july 2011
+ New Folder button added to select folder dialog for batch modes copy and move
* Fixed incompatibility issues with Windows XP

Advanced Renamer - 9. july. 2011
* Fixed issue when upgrading from 2.x to 3.10

Advanced Renamer 3.10 - 8. july. 2011
+ The EXIF value for image date and time can be changed in the settings window. Possible values are date taken, date digitized, and date original
+ New setting: Option for not letting unchecked items affect the numbering of Inc Nr tags
+ New tag: Word. For selecting an indexed word
+ New tag: Img Subsec. Exif value sometimes present when shooting bursts
+ New Case method: Upper case by pattern and lower case by pattern, with regular expressions support
+ Files with the .aren extension containing configuration can be opened with Advanced Renamer
+ .aren files are associated with Advanced Renamer
+ Name collision rule: New rule: Append image sub second
+ Name collision rule: New rule: Append pattern
+ Name collision rule: Separator can be customized
* Name collision rule: Moved from settings window to main window
+ Insert tag window updated with more advanced functionality and help for regular expressions ue
* Move, Add, Remove method: Can now also take search strings and regular expressions as input values
* Method Presets are now saved in individual files. Users can save them in a preferred location
* Method captions no longer show a configuration description. With more and more advanced ways of configuring methods the descriptions gets long, complicated, and unreadable
* Fixed: List Method: New Names column did not properly refresh when the Load List or Populate List buttons were used
* Fixed: When a name collision rule resulted in another collision an error would not be raised
* Various tweaks, changes and fixes

Advanced Renamer 3.05 - 19. apr. 2011
* Fixed issues with RSubStr tag
* Fixed problem with renaming image files without Exif information

Advanced Renamer 3.04 - 6. apr. 2011
* Fixed bug when reading numeric values from method files
* RSubStr now behaves a little bit different when count value is larger than the length of the filename
* Remove method did not remove anything when start index was larger then the length of the filename in backwards mode

Advanced Renamer 3.03 - 4. apr. 2011
* Fixed bug when working with folders

Advanced Renamer 3.02 - 3. apr. 2011
* Fixed error in wild card replace
* Updated Finish translation

Advanced Renamer 3.01 - 14. mar. 2011
* Fixed wrong result when using move method in backwards mode
* Fixed a couple of memory leaks
* Fixed a character case bug in Add Method

Advanced Renamer 3.0 - 5. mar. 2011
+ New batch modes: Copy and move
+ Selective rename
+ Set file timestamps from pattern in filename or directory name
+ Context menu "Add to Advanced Renamer" in Windows Explorer (32 bit Windows only)
+ New tags: Substr and RSubstr
+ Save listview to CSV
+ Option for auto closing batch progress window when no error occurred
+ Menu item for removing non ID3 and non image files from the list
* Dragging folders from explorer onto Advanced Renamer will display add choices
* Toolbars can no longer float
* Pattern window can now be resized
* Fixed: F9 hotkey for start batch did not work
+ New built in column set called Attributes
* Fixed: Customize columns dialog did not save column widths properly
* Customize columns menu item moved to top of list
+ Check for upgrades at startup
* List method no longer yields an error when name list is shorter than file list
* Method list speed optimization
* Optimized performace of adding files
* Optimized undo window performance
* Fixed: <Inc Alpha> did not produce a sufficient error message when using too many files
* Improved performance when testing new names
* Customize columns dialog is now bigger
* Fixed: Tag <Num Dirs> calculated wrong by 2
+ Undojobs can be deleted from the Undo Batch Window
+ Uncheck erroneous files popup menu item in Undo Batch Window
+ Sub folders can be added to the folders list when dragging folders into Advanced Renamer or using the explorer context menu
* Fixed: The <Month:X> tag failed for the months 1 trough 9
* A parameter for specifying format can now also be used on <Img Month>, <Month Created>, and <Month Modified> tags
* Fixed: Extension and path columns did not sort properly
* Start batch button made larger
* Hotkey for moving items changed from Ctrl + Shift + Up/Down to Ctrl + Alt + Up/Down

Advanced Renamer 2.74 - 23. nov. 2010
* Changed toolbar theme
* Bug fix: Sorting with numbers failed with big numbers
* Visual update of progress dialogs
+ New method list: Weboptimized filename
+ New predefined pattern templates

Advanced Renamer 2.73 - 9. oct. 2010
+ List Method: Populate text box with file names from the list
* When receiving and error while adding items to the list a message will tell which items could not be added
* Bugfix: Typing a < in List Method resulted in a crash

Advanced Renamer 2.72 - 28. aug. 2010
+ Bitrate tag
+ Support for Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC)
+ Support for Windows Media Audio (WMA)
+ Support for Advanced Audio Codec (AAC)
+ Tag button next to edit fields supporting tags
+ Extension column
* Insert tag window: Help button was not working properly
* Insert tag window: Not all the components of the window was translated
* Bugfix: Delete method button on method pane did not result in file list refresh
* Other minor fixes

Advanced Renamer 2.7 - 11. july 2010
+ Customizable name collision rule - either fail or append number
* Not all settings were reverted to default when using the revert to defaults button in the settings window
* Better support for thumbnail view
* To improve performance FileInfoBox only show thumbnails instead of loading the complete image
* Memory enhancement when working with thumbnails
* Default thumbnail size changed to 120x120
+ Icon for toggle thumbnail display menu item
+ Toggle listview view style (Details, Large icons, Small icons, and List)

Advanced Renamer 2.67 - 08. june 2010
* Fixed problem when using a lot of methods. Not all methods were visible in the panel. Now all method panels have fixed height
* Minor graphical tweaks of method panels
* Updated spanish translation
* Now uses correct icon for About box in the main menu

Advanced Renamer 2.66 - 14. may 2010
+ Customize columns button above list of files/folders

Advanced Renamer 2.65 - 31. mar. 2010
+ Added support for regular expressions in replace method using pcrelib
+ Natural sort when sorting text columns. Instead of sorting 1, 10, 4 it sorts 1, 4, 10
+ Russian translation
+ Finnish translation
* Made the editboxes in the replace method enlarge to the width of the box when resized

Advanced Renamer 2.62 - 10. feb. 2010
+ Possible to turn off leading zeros in IncNr and IncNrDir
* Fixed bug with IncNrDir. Same value was used for all entries in the list
* Fixed bug with movement in the list

Advanced Renamer 2.61 - 31. jan. 2010
* Fixed error when using several tags after each other

Advanced Renamer 2.6 - 24. jan. 2010
* Compatible with Windows 7
* Layout enhancements
+ Move method
+ Add Batch Method box below the batch methods for easy add of methods
+ Individual delete method button on each method panel
* New icon (thanks goes to Luigi who contributed the icon)
* Italian translation
* Spanish translation
* <Rand> is now zero-padded
+ Stepping in <Inc Alpha>. Format is now <Inc Alpha:Start:Step> ex <Inc Alpha:E:2>
* Clean up and optimization of use of tags
* Fixed <Inc NrDir> tag. Calculated numbers for folders incorrectly
+ Hotkey for refresh and for start batch

Advanced Renamer 2.57 - 22. okt. 2008
+ EXIF Column Date Taken added
+ Extra optional parameter for the <Inc Nr> tag do indicate the stepping. <Inc Nr:3:2> will produce the numbers 3, 5, 7, 9
+ New way to force zero-padding in <Inc Nr>. <Inc Nr:0004> will produce the numbers 0004, 0005, 0006
+ When image files are shown in the file info box and the picture is clicked, the image is opened
+ Added information dialog box when the batch has ended
+ Option for hiding the "Need help getting started" button on startup
* Both <Inc Nr> and <IncNr> will now work
* Fixed: It was not possible to use the <Inc Nr> tag more than once in the Add method

Advanced Renamer 2.56 - 5. august 2008
+ When importing lists a message telling how many files which could not be added is shown if any fails to be added.
* Fixed: Unpredictable behavior when importing lists with relative file names.
* Fixed: Column sorting did not work properly.

Advanced Renamer 2.55 - 22. july 2008
+ Swedish translation
+ New column in file mode for date picture taken
* Fixed: Problem with EXIF dates

Advanced Renamer 2.54 - 29. june 2008
+ Polish translation
+ French translation
+ New tag: <File Content>
* Fixed: Unpredictable results when using <Inc Nr> multiple times in the same name
* Fixed: Setting timestamps on folders did not work
* Fixed: When settings absolute time, it did not use the local time zone

Advanced Renamer 2.53 - 28. may 2008
* Fixed bug 'List index out of bounds (0)' when stating batch renaming while files were selected in the list

Advanced Renamer 2.52 - 8. may 2008
+ New languages: Dutch and German
+ Add multiple folders at once
+ Settings folder kan be changed to the program folder. This makes the program portable
+ Added help icons in various windows and in method panes
+ Added a get Help getting started button in the list when there are no files in the list
+ Import / Export of methods presets
* Support for ID3v2.4
* Fixed error when deleting method in load method window and no method were selected
* Size of the left pane was not remembered when the program was restarted
* Enlarged several buttons and other controls to better fit other languages
* Fixed messagebox when clearing all methods
* Advanced Renamer could not save the settings for the Timestamp method correctly
* Fixed DateTimePictureTaken defaulting to bogus dates when no date were found
* Fixed time zone problem with EXIF DateTimePictureTaken
* Fixed bug when replacing text with wildcards - only the first wildcard match was replaced
* Various minor bugs fixed
* Multiload of methods presets
* Methodsettings is no longer saved localized.

Advanced Renamer 2.51 - 6. feb 2008
* New tag: <Rand> for random number

Advanced Renamer 2.5 - 3. feb 2008
* Changed name to Advanced Renamer
* Support for Windows Vista
* Multi language support (english, danish and turkish)
* Online help system
* User interface touch up
* Wildcard (*) support in replace method
* Easier access to actionlists.
* Column Name is now called Filename and Foldername and the content includes both name and extension
* Will not change the file extension without asking
* Possible to undo the last 150 batches even after Advanced Renamer has been restarted
* BUG FIXED: Moving of items in the list were buggy
* Column AutoWidth
* Improved method list with better descriptions of what the methods do
* Option to use EXIF to find width and height of images
* New tags: <IMG Author>, <IMG Copyright> and date-time based on EXIF information

ARen 2.01 - 28. july 2006
* BUG FIXED: Some times context menu item did not open all files when ARen wasn't open

ARen 2.0 Final - 16. august 2005
* BUG FIXED: Context menu items did not work properly
+ Thumbnail view for renaming pictures
+ Open folder from FileInfoBox
* Replace more phrases at once in replace method by seperating with \
+ Timestamp method has been added
+ Quickload columnsets in column popup
+ New columns: Accessed, New Created, New Modified, New Accessed
+ Check for new version
+ Menu item for removing all files with errors
* Turn grid on/off in settings
* more XPish look
* New color for method header
* Layout enhancements
+ Accessed date in FileInfoBox
* Some columns has changed name
* New methods will now be inserted after selected method instead of before
* IncNr speed increase
* Default column sort order: Directory is now last an newname is 3rd
* Confirmation on Clear method list

ARen 2.0 beta 2 - 27. august 2004
* Bug: Zeropadding error with <incnr>
* New explorer context menu item. It also works with folders now

ARen 2.0 beta 1 - 6. august 2004
* BUG: That annoying combobox bug in the progress dialog
* BUG: If text ends with a space it does not get saved in the INI files
* BUG: No delete button in Paterns Dialog
+ Brand new renaming engine
+ Advanced renaming system with support for multiple renaming methods at the same time
* ErrorCode 103 will no longer occur (if it do, please let me know)
+ Move files in the list by a Move to Top and Move to Bottom method
* List -> LoadList now appends to the list instead of replacing it
+ Removed CTRL+UP/DOWN keys. They are for multiselecting. Now uses CTRL+SHIFT+UP/DOWN instead
- You can no no longer use TAGs in New Case method
* Only updates the renaming progressbar once per method
- Removed support for older versions (all prior to 2.0)
* Does no longer insert hidden or system files when inserting a directory
* Saves data in <username>\AppData
+ Uses a new manual system
+ CTRL+A in the list selects all items

ARen 1.1 - 27. june 2003
* Tags: Use <> instead of [] in tags
* Tags: <Filename> renamed to <Name> to avoid misunderstandings
+ Tags: <NumFiles> Tag
+ Tags: <NumItems> Tag
+ Tags: <NumDirs> Tag
+ Tags: Date/Time Created Tags
+ Tags: Date/Time Modified Tags
+ Tags: <IncAlpha> Tag - Incrementing letters
+ Tags: <IncNrDir> Tag - Incrementing numbers per dir
+ Tags: Possible to use tags in other methods than New Name
+ Tags: InsertTag Window added
* Columns: Date removed and replaced with FileModifiedDate and FileCreatedDate
* Columns: Filename renamed to Name
+ Columns: ColumnWidth in Column Settings Dialog
* FileInfoBox: Created Date and Modified Data instead of Date
* FileInfobox: Now uses cached information gathered at last refresh or when the items where added to gain more speed
* New Name Method: The buttons has been replaced by hyperlinks
* Layout/Design update
* NewAttrib is now empty when not using the Attributes Method and NewName is now empty when using Attributes Method
* Undo function rewritten
* If you click Cancel while adding files, the files that have already been added will now be removed
+ Settings: Button for changing to default settings
+ Renaming of folders
+ It is now possible to add "Add Files to ARen" to the Explorer context popup menu (the default is off)
* Bug Fix: It was only possible to change case in the New Case Method
* Bug Fix: An Access Violation occurred when clicking OK in the Customize Columns Dialog when there were no files in the list
* Bug Fix: DateTime columns did only sort by date and not time
* Bug Fix: The Mask box in the Add Directory Dialog for files did not work properly
* Bug Fix: Settings dialog saved new changes even though Cancel was pressed

ARen 1.06b - 16. marts 2003
* Bug fix - ID3 TAG was not showing in the FileInfo Box

ARen 1.06 - 15. marts 2003
* Speed Improvements
* List improvements. File information is now loaded when they are added instead of at renaming
+ New Add Directory Dialog with mask selection
+ Remembers the directory in the Add File and Add Directory Dialogs
* Uses INI files instead of registry to save data
+ New ID3v1 Engine
+ ID3v2 Support
+ More columns in the list (Image Dimensions, ID3 Tag, Attributes)
+ It is now possible to manage what columns that should be shown in the list.
+ New method for changing attributes on files
+ [DirName] TAG added to New Name Method
+ New HotKeys: CTRL+Up and CTRL+Down will move selected files either up or down
+ Leading zeros in [ID3 Track]
+ Added Invert command to New Case Method
+ More advanced use of Replace Method : Replace more words at once
+ Settings Dialog
+ FileInfo added
+ New error code 112 for when ID3 Tag is not found
+ Confirmation box when there are files in the list and ARen is closed
+ Add files again after renaming
+ Toolbar can float and change docks
* Progress Dialog when adding files will always show
+ Internal user guide
+ More details in user guide
+ HotKeys list in help menu
+ Different page in user guide based on the active control
* DblClick in Paterns Dialog act like the OK Button
+ Delete in right click menu in Paterns Dialog
* Some better looking windows
+ New PreRenaming dialog with more information
+ Possible to change what charector, unsupported charectors in ID3 tags, should be replaced with
* Other minor visual adjustments and bug fixes

ARen 1.05b - 20 nov 2002
* Bug fix - CaseMethod -> LowerCase and UpperCase first letter in every word didn't work

ARen 1.05 - 22 okt 2002
* Bug fix
* Changed the interface. Made it easier to use
+ Hotkey for refresh (F5)
+ Image Width/Height in New Name Method
+ Replace Method
+ UpperCase/LowerCase first letter in every word with Case Method
+ Add Method
+ Pattern List in NewName Method
+ More info in the help file
+ Uninstall in start menu group
+ Possible to undo a renaming action

ARen 1.04 - 16/06-2002
+ Add directory including subdirectories
+ "Case Methos" improvements
* New About Box
+ Items with errorcode above 100 is now painted red
+ Possible to stop when adding a lot of files
+ Add files with start parameters
+ "Save List", "Load List", "Clear List" and "Refresh" buttons in popupmenu
+ Icons in popupmenu
* Bug fix and other improvements

ARen 1.03b - 02/05-2002
* The problem with disappearing icons on Win9x should be gone now

ARen 1.03 - 14/04-2002
* Bug fix
+ Properties dialog
+ Open file
- NewStyle hint removed again
+ Pagename added to the extended titlebar
* [IncNr] now includes a start parameter
+ [ID3 Track] and [ID3 Year] added
+ Tags for ID3 has been renamed
* ID3v1.1 tag renaming now works
+ Tag validation
* Remove Method without extension
* Backwards Remove Method
* Remembers more settings

ARen 1.02 - 07/01-2002
* Bug fix
* "List" method updated
* Help file updated

ARen 1.01 - 06/12-2001
* Bug fix
+ Sort by date
* Better performance
+ Grid
+ New hint layout

ARen 1.0 Final - 03/11-2001
* The left bar has changed due to incompatible components. Cannot be moved anymore either
+ You can now sort and move items
* Icons now looks better
+ Date added in the list

ARen 1.0 Beta 4 - 01/08-2001
+ Now shows the new filename and if the file can be renamed before renaming
* Changed some stuff in the statusbar
* Now you cannot add a file more than once
* Files added and removed faster
* Renaming made faster
* Renaming progress box changed
* Files removed from list when renamed
* Some code cleaning and a some minor bugs fixed

ARen 1.0 Beta 3 - 29/07-2001
* Fixed some window size errors
+ "Remove chars" method
+ "List" method
+ Added shortcuts. <Del> to remove files and <Ins> to insert files. (DUH!)

ARen 1.0 Beta 2 - 23/06-2001
+ MP3 ID3v1Tag Rename with Title, Artist, Album and Genre
+ LowerCase first letter

ARen 1.0 Beta 1 - 15/06-2001
* The program is finished (first release)