Batch rename - rework UI

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Batch rename - rework UI

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XnViewMP 1.4.5 64bit
Windows11 (22H2), display resolution 3840x2160, win scaling 150%


Batch rename
dialog looks a little bit clumsy
batch_rename_original.png

Suggestion
make few UI adjustments
  • General
    - add functionality to add/delete files
    - rework Name_template saving functionality into global Preset (similar to Batch convert dialog)
    - rename OK/Cancel buttons to Rename/Close
    - actually Directory column is not that essential in this dialog (see Advanced Renamer UI below), but I left it in place for now.
  • A
    - rearrange dialog layout to display more files on the screen
    - remove 'Create new name template when opening dialog' as it does not required anymore
  • B
    At that point it feels like, why not to use Batch convert instead - just add rename actions and new Filelist tab after Before/After in Preview.
    Not sure, pro - all-in-one, cons - tool became more complicated.
    - remove image preview as there are not that much space left
    -- maybe show it as on_hover popup if required OR
    -- add thumbnails to the filelist
    - rework UI into Actions (same as in Batch convert)
  • C
    - move Preset from bottom to the top
    - use bottom space as status bar
    - move Action up/down buttons to the top AND remove Enabled label for cleaner UI
  • D
    - add "File Properties / Preview" collapsible panel (under filelist area) that appears on file selection
    - add Error (or Status) column that indicates if there are any issues with renaming sequence (or file access)
  • E
    - add "File Properties / Preview" panel on the right. Invokes via Preview checkbox, can be sized as in Draw
batch_rename_rework_ui.png




UI examples
  • Advanced Renamer
    the best renamer I know so far
    advanced_renamer.png
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Re: Batch rename - rework UI

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Mockup A is better but in this case we can't resize dialog to grow preview
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Re: Batch rename - rework UI

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but who need to resize preview in rename tool..
it is also possible to zoom_by_mouse_scroll and drag it by RMB.

As for me, I never wished anything bigger than small preview in Advanced renamer.

ps: the main benefit of 'Action structure' - clear understanding of actions sequence and ability to duplicate/reposition them

UPD
added mockup D (my favourite so far)
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Re: Batch rename - rework UI

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user0 wrote: ↑Tue May 16, 2023 4:17 pm but who need to resize preview in rename tool..
I have customers that need it
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Re: Batch rename - rework UI

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Mockup E - it can be positioned on the right and be:
- collapsible, like regualar Preview
- resizable, like details panel in Draw
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Re: Batch rename - rework UI

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yes Mockup E is good, without Actions. Only collapse/expand the option...
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Re: Batch rename - rework UI

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sounds good đź‘Ť

ps. regarding Error column, I guess it deserves separate post