At times, when you batch rename image files, you may want to keep
part of their old names.
For example, suppose we have some images, each including a
number in its name. See below:
Here we'd like to batch rename these files so that the new names
still contain those numbers. Besides, the new names must also
contain the camera make info. So the image list may be
The next section provides a step-by-step guide to doing this
In BatchBlitz, the Rename File action enables you to
batch rename your image files.
Choose File > New to create a new task, then follow the below
Step 1: Select source images.
In Source view, select your
image files into the Source Images
list. In this example, these files all have a number in their
names. See below:
Step 2: Specify where to store the renamed photos.
In Output view, specify a folder
for the renamed files.
By selecting the first radio option (as shown in the above
image), you can make sure all original files remain intact after
You may want to select the second radio option instead if you
prefer in-place renaming.
Step 3: Add a Rename File action.
In Actions view, click button
on the toolbar above the actions list. In the shown
"Add Actions" dialog, check item "Rename File" and press OK.
||You can also double-click the empty area of the actions list to
invoke this dialog.
Now the actions list has a "Rename File" action. Make sure to
activate it by checking the Active
option. See below:
Step 4: Customize this Rename File action.
To edit the added action, just double-click its icon or label.
This invokes the "Action Properties" dialog for the Rename File
Check option "Use this pattern", then (1) set the target pattern
to $1_$EXIF_MAKE; (2) set the
source pattern to (\d+). See
Note that the source pattern (\d+) matches and captures a digital number. The
Rename File action will search the
title part of the original file name for this pattern.
If a number is found in the original file name's title part, it
is captured and can be back-referenced as $1. So we set our target pattern to
where $EXIF_MAKE is a macro
representing the camera make info of the photo being processed.
Click OK to close the "Action Properties" dialog.
Step 5: Start the task.
Now we've got everything ready and we can start the task. Just
click button on the main toolbar.
For more information on the Rename
File action, macros and regular expressions, see the
BatchBlitz online documentation.