File renaming application


(Lisa Sandler) #1

Not technically related to Rapidweaver, but looking for a renaming tool like Bridge, though more specific. I need to rename files that are like this:
Melody+Benson-28r_thumb.jpg
Melody+Benson-28r.jpg
Melody+Benson-28r@2x.jpg
Melody+Benson-29_thumb.jpg
Melody+Benson-29.jpg
Melody+Benson-29@2x.jpg
Melody+Benson-33r_thumb.jpg
Melody+Benson-33r.jpg
Melody+Benson-33r@2x.jpg
Melody+Benson-50r_thumb.jpg
Melody+Benson-50r.jpg
Melody+Benson-50r@2x.jpg

to this:
urban-engagement-photography-01_thumb.jpg
urban-engagement-photography-01.jpg
urban-engagement-photography-01@2x.jpg
urban-engagement-photography-02_thumb.jpg
urban-engagement-photography-02.jpg
urban-engagement-photography-02@2x.jpg

etc.

I couldn’t figure out how to do this in Lightroom or Bridge where the # is in front of more customization, then the extension.

thanks, Lisa


(Doug Bennett) #2

Might take a look at this finder article:


(Lisa Sandler) #3

cool. thx Doug. Will read this now.

edit: works to an extent. But I have no way of renaming the _thumb that comes after the #s.

I don’t know how to get from this:
Melody+Benson-28r_thumb.jpg
Melody+Benson-28r.jpg
Melody+Benson-47r_thumb.jpg
Melody+Benson-47r.jpg

to this:
engagement-photographer-01_thumb,jpg
engagement-photographer-01.jpg
engagement-photographer-02_thumb,jpg
engagement-photographer-02.jpg

etc. the _thumb after the # is what is tripping me up.
field-#-field is what I need.


(Mathew Mitchell) #4

What Doug suggested might meet all your needs. I love A Better Finder Rename 10. Been using it for at least 10 years for a variety of needs. Worth a check:
http://www.publicspace.net/ABetterFinderRename/


(Lisa Sandler) #5

@Mathew this is great. Does what I need.
thanks


(Mathew Mitchell) #6

Lisa: I was just going to reply. A Better Finder Rename is highly flexible. There’s almost nothing it can’t do: the limit will be your imagination about how to use the “tool” but the tool itself is very powerful.


(Lisa Sandler) #7

It’s really great, thank you again.


(Greg Schneck) #8

Sounds like you found a good app… I’ve been using “Name Mangler” and I’m also going to check out Better Finder Rename. But I’ve used Name Mangler for years, most purposeful is renaming/renumbering page scans as I convert my paper books to ebooks :slight_smile:


(Gary) #9

The excellent FTP app Forklift has a powerful rename tool. Awell as being a first class FTP app itcan also do so much more and is also dual pane finder replacement.


(Bob Afifi) #10

Hi Lisa,
I just use Automator, works great.
Applications -> Automator


(Dave) #11

I’ve used NameChanger for years. It’s totally free (although donations are appreciated), and can change in all sorts of combinations:

  • Replace First Occurrence
  • Replace Last Occurrence
  • Replace All Occurrences
  • Wildcard
  • Append
  • Prepend
  • Date
  • Sequence
  • Character Removal
  • Regular Expression
  • Change Case

But, I’m now off to have a look at @Mathew’s suggestion too.