Batch rename suggestions

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Evan
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Batch rename suggestions

Post by Evan » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:49 am

[based on v0.76]

Hello,

I really like the batch rename tool in XnViewMP. I use it to add custom numbering to image filenames, but I am missing a few of features...

1) Allow to exclude images (from renaming, numbering etc...). A simple checkbox next to each file would do.
I know I could just select the images I want to rename beforehand, but... if you have a big folder of images, it's faster to select all and then invoke the dialog, and then decide later as you sort them around.

2) Drag'n'drop ordering of images. Allowing to re-arrange much faster than the move up/down buttons.

3) An enhanced list view where all thumbnails are visible next to the filenames.

Thanks!

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Re: Batch rename suggestions

Post by Sirio » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:27 am

I agree with the point 2 and 3. Please, do it. :D
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Re: Batch rename suggestions

Post by jonha4711 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:17 pm

-1

My workflow (a highly personal thing, of course) is so different to what the OP proposes that those options would actually rather hinder than help me. So, if implemented they should be optional and not active by default. IMHO.

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Re: Batch rename suggestions

Post by m.Th. » Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:36 am

All the above things are already implemented in Batch Convert: 1 & 3 can be done from the „Input” tab, while 2 can be done from „Output” tab, „Filename” pane.

Only one thing is missing: :)

In Format pane to add a Check-Box saying: [ ] Do NOT Convert (rename only)
...which will disable the conversion engine.

Much easier to implement compared with the redesign which you propose.

Disclaimer: Of course you do not have the Search & Replace feature from Rename dialog.
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Re: Batch rename suggestions

Post by oops66 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:40 am

I mostly agree with the point 1 ;-)
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Re: Batch rename suggestions

Post by SullyPanda » Sun May 22, 2016 1:29 pm

Hi.... Also need to Sort & Rename

But can't find the panel you describe....

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Re: Batch rename suggestions

Post by cday » Sun May 22, 2016 1:43 pm

SullyPanda wrote:Hi.... Also need to Sort & Rename
But can't find the panel you describe...
Are you referring to this m.Th quote?
m.Th. wrote:All the above things are already implemented in Batch Convert: 1 & 3 can be done from the „Input” tab, while 2 can be done from „Output” tab, „Filename” pane.
If so, it is a separate function in the browser Tools > Batch convert...

Or are you referring to something else in a previous post?

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Re: Batch rename suggestions

Post by SullyPanda » Sun May 22, 2016 2:54 pm

Hi, yes, I was referring to exactly that!

requeriment #2 of the post.

But can't find "Tools > Batch Convert"

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Re: Batch rename suggestions

Post by cday » Sun May 22, 2016 3:49 pm

You're using XnView Classic not 'MP so it's Tools > Batch Processing... as in your screenshot...

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Re: Batch rename suggestions

Post by SullyPanda » Sun May 22, 2016 3:54 pm

Thanks.
I must be very dumb, but still don't get how to manually sort them (like drag & droping) and then renaming it...

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Re: Batch rename suggestions

Post by cday » Sun May 22, 2016 4:21 pm

m.Th was referring to XnView MP which has a different, tabbed interface, so you would need to install that to try to follow his suggestion...

Otherwise, depending on exactly what you wish to do, you might possibly be better using one of the freeware dedicated renumbering utilities.

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