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2014-09-02
ExifRenamer

You know the problem...
You downloaded a ton of new photos from your camera and you get filenames in the following style:

Finder Screenshot Before Renaming

Well, very annoying. You cannot sort your photos by their dates and the naming style also prevents you from creating a large photo library in one folder.
But now there is ExifRenamer!!
Just drag&drop the photos on the program...

Finder Screenshot Drag&Drop

...and get the following result:

Finder Screenshot After Renaming

The photographs now can be sorted in chronological correct order just by displaying them in alphabetical order. The used naming convention is:
YYYY-MM-DD_hh-mm-ss.jpg
The program supports many camera vendors (for example Casio, Olympus, Canon, ...).
Just select ExifRenamer as Automatic Task in ImageCapture...

Image Capture Screenshot Snow Leopard
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ImageCapture Screenshot


ExifRenamer allows you to interactively control the renaming process. You can have a file preview and can add a prefix, suffix, change the name or can add a time difference:

Confirm Window Screenshot
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Advanced users can enable the advanced configuration mode of ExifRenamer and get access to fully customizable naming styles and much more stuff:

Naming Styles Screenshot
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Summary
ExifRenamer is a tool for renaming digital photos, movie- and audio-clips of almost every camera vendor.
ExifRenamer is the perfect tool as auto-action for Apples ImageCapture - it can automatically rename the new downloaded pictures without a single mouse click!

The program allows to rename photos by their embedded date+time information in a much more usable way. Most downloaded pictures are named like "pic0001.jpg" or other cryptic names.
ExifRenamer reads the embedded date+time information and renames the picture to for example "2001-11-18_11-16-34.jpg" (YYYY-MM-DD_hh-mm-ss.jpg). This naming style lets you easily create a large photo library with the chance to sort your pictures in chronological order just by displaying it alphabetically sorted in the Finder.
This naming style is recommended as other naming styles mostly dont't provide this advantage!

ExifRenamer supports both 12h(+AM/PM) and 24h time formats, allows to add a pre- and/or suffix to the filenames (for example "Hawaii 2001-11-18_11-16-34.jpg") and also provides a solution for renaming multiple files with an identical embedded date+time information.

ExifRenamer features since version 2.0 a lot of new features like file preview, fully customizable naming styles, time difference correction, automatic destination folder creation, file deletion, applying a different file creator id, forwarding renamed files to another applications, sequence counters and much more!

The automatic destination folder creation is especially useful for users who do make a lot of pictures. Each time you connect your camera to you computer, a new folder (for example with the name 2002-11-21_0001) is generated and the files are renamed and moved to this folder. This way you have an additional organization in your pictures.

Supported file formats:
  • JPEG-Pictures (.JPG / .JPEG)
  • TIFF-Pictures (.TIFF / .TIF)
  • QuickTime-Videos (.MOV)
  • AVI-Videos (.AVI)
  • Soundfiles (.AIFF / .AIF / .WAV)
  • Minolta Raw Image (.MRW)
  • Nikon Raw Image (.NEF)
  • Canon Raw Image (.CRW - only together with .THM)
  • Canon Raw Image (.CR2)
  • Thumbnails (.THM)
Please note that not all cameras store the required Exif information within the above mentioned file formats; it is possible that ExifRenamer is not able to extract the time and date information in these cases.
In the case of doubts try it with a test file; ExifRenamer in no cases alters the file contents - the only thing changed is the filename itself.
Should ExifRenamer have problems with a certain file format, I'm willing to analyze the format in question; in that case, please give me access to one or more test files.



Use this program on your own risk! I am not responsible for any damage which could be caused by using this program - directly or indirectly.
The program is tested on my machine and works well.

If you like this program, feel free to send me a donation! :-)



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You can download ExifRenamer here.


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