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renaming a group of pictures

by baymare / August 1, 2005 9:54 AM PDT

I am running windows xp professional. I know there is a simple way you can name a group of pictures the same. How?

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Re : renaming a group of pictures with XP
by pierrot.robert / August 4, 2005 10:25 PM PDT

Hi,

To rename a group of picture in the same folder, fisrt select them all (Edit | Select all or CTRL+A).

Then click on File | Rename. This will put the first picture in name edit mode. Insert a meanful name (ex: Summer 2005 holiday.jpg) and XP will automatically rename all the pictures with the new file name, adding incremental numbers (ex: Summer 2005 holiday (1).jpg; Summer 2005 holiday (2).jpg; Summer 2005 holiday (3).jpg; etc.)

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One little suggestion....
by Clicker / August 5, 2005 5:08 PM PDT

When you enter the new name for the pictures, add ''(1)'' to the end of the file name.
So, the first file of the selection would be renamed ''Summer 2005 holiday (1).jpg''.

Otherwise, you end up with one un-numbered file.
Summer 2005 holiday.jpg
Summer 2005 holiday (1).jpg
Summer 2005 holiday (2).jpg
etc.

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ALSO...........
by ackmondual / August 6, 2005 6:30 PM PDT

ctrl+A hilights all files in folder.

To select specific files, use:
shift+click to select a range of files

ctrl+click to select/deselect files, and to add multiple files

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renameing in xp
by kingstrat52 / August 18, 2005 4:14 PM PDT
In reply to: ALSO...........

Thanks to all that responded. It really did help. Again, thank you

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Freeware to change names
by Marcovjh / August 5, 2005 2:43 AM PDT

Hello

There is a small and free program you can use to rename a group of picutures. You can download it from here:

http://www.fauland.com/af5_dl.htm

It very easy to use and it gives you many options to rename you files based on: creation date, modification date, size, custom made strings, etc,

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ZTree is Good for Changing File Names
by RAWBits / August 6, 2005 1:16 AM PDT

The file manager "ZTree Win" is an excellent workhorse for all types of file management tasks. One of its abilities is to rename a group of files. The many options for doing so include sequential numbering, dates, find-and-replace.

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