How to make multiple changes and save as favourite

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How to make multiple changes and save as favourite

Postby GayeNT » Sun May 30, 2021 10:34 am

When my photos are uploaded from my Samsung through Dropbox Camera Uploads they are named like this:
2017-12-15 11.50.06.jpg

I used to plug my phone into the computer and copy them over and they are named like this:
20171215_115006.jpg

so the problem I have is that I doubled up (A LOT) because I didn't realise the names changed depending on the upload method.

I would like to be able to change the second name to be the same as the first and then I can sort through all the double ups.

therefore
I need to INSERT a hyphen - at position 5 and 8
I need to REPLACE the underscore _ with a space
and I need to INSERT a period at 14 and 17
sometimes I may also need to REMOVE (##) at the end if there have been two with the same name uploaded.

At the moment I do each of these steps individually.
Is there a way to make it one action and then save it as a favourite?

thank you so much for your help.
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Re: How to make multiple changes and save as favourite

Postby Luuk » Mon May 31, 2021 1:02 am

First to verify there is checkmark inside the menu... "Renaming Options, Prevent Duplicates".
So then, if having duplicates, they can be named like... SameName_1.jpg, SameName_2.jpg, etc

Inside Filters(12) to put a checkmark in 'RegEx', then using a 'Mask' like...
^\d{8}_\d{6}(\(\d+\))*\.jpg$

Inside RegEx(1) to use a Match and Replace like...
^(\d{4})(\d\d)(\d\d)_(\d\d)(\d\d)(\d\d)(\(\d+\))*$
\1.\2.\3. \4.\5.\6

Then to click "File, Save As", choosing a good name, so then later you can choose "File, Open" to conduct the Favourite.
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Re: How to make multiple changes and save as favourite

Postby GayeNT » Mon May 31, 2021 9:41 am

Thank you Luuk. I got part of that working. that will save a lot of time.

I dont understand what the Filter part is meant to do. When I enter your data into the Filter section all of my photos in the screen above disappear
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Re: How to make multiple changes and save as favourite

Postby GayeNT » Mon May 31, 2021 10:00 am

May I also ask if there is a way to change the name of a photo to the Taken (original) date

example currently named
New Name Taken (original)
IMG_2009 8/11/2021 20:39:15

Rename to
2021-11-08 20.39.15


thanks Gaye
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Re: How to make multiple changes and save as favourite

Postby Luuk » Mon May 31, 2021 12:10 pm

The 'Mask' will only present formats like your description, so names like... 20171215_115006.jpg -or- 20171215_115006(1).jpg
If those formats do not present, its either from a typo, or maybe theres not a checkmark inside the "RegEx" box?

To change a filename into the format "yyyy-dd-mm hh.mm.ss" from Taken(original)...
Inside Name(2), Name==Remove
Inside AutoDate(8), Mode==Prefix, Type==Taken(Original), Custom==%Y-%d-%m %H.%M.%S
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