Renaming a group of files

Your files will be batch-renamed. This means that after you assign something called a common base name, each file gets that base name along with a numeric suffix. For example, if you assign the common base name Europe, the first photo is named Europe-1, the next one Europe-2, and so on. Note that Album renames the files according to the order in which they appear in the Photo Well.

If you batch rename an edited or duplicated photo, it loses its "_edited" or "_copy" suffix. The name of the original file remains undisturbed.

Figure 6-1:

Renaming files allows you to make obscure camera-assigned names more descriptive.

Figure 6-1:

Renaming files allows you to make obscure camera-assigned names more descriptive.

And if, by chance, you already had an existing file with a batch rename name (say that five times fast), Album adds an additional suffix. For example, if a filename Europe-1 is already in your catalog, the renamed file is Europe-1-1.

To rename a group of files, follow these steps:

1. Select your desired files in the Photo Well.

Ctrl+clicking allows you to select both adjacent and nonadjacent items.

2. Choose FileORename.

3. Enter a name in the Common Base Name text box, shown in Figure 6-2, and click OK.

Figure 6-2:

Batch rename your files to give grouped images sequential order.

Figure 6-2:

Batch rename your files to give grouped images sequential order.

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