Output-filename with dynamic-user input (Suggestion)

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Output-filename with dynamic-user input (Suggestion)

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The definition of the output-filename can use a lot of ...

- fixed strings: "my holiday", "africa", "hurricane", ..
- dynamic strings: {Filename}, {Directory}, {Size}, {EXIF:Artist}

What I'm missing is a kind of "dynamic user input". :idea: :idea:

Example: my colleagues make tons of photos, relating their engineering projects. Every project have a project number: 456.25; P28-Z, abcd_123;
Of course they can (they "could" ..) type the project-name into the edit-filed an define something like this: "456.25 - {Filename}"
How often will it be forgotten, how often will "Project B" named as "Project A" because it is the latest, not modifoed definition?

So if --
- we can define "user-defined-dialogue-inputs" like "<inp_Projectname> - {Filename}",
- the start of the conversion invokes a dialogue which asks "Please type the value for 'Projectname'"
- the user types "456.25"
- and the software creates (for the current file list in current conversion) the output "456.25 - {Filename}"

IMHO this could be really helpful (and not too complicated to implement)

Regards

Peter
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Re: Output-filename with dynamic-user input (Suggestion)

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i think that it's a specific request, history of template is not enough?
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Re: Output-filename with dynamic-user input (Suggestion)

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No, history is not good, because every week there is a new prject number.
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