Renaming files - action (batch process)

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by frankg, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. frankg

    frankg Guest

    Can anyone help me create an action (and then I'll make a droplet to drop
    the entire folder onto) to rename a folder of about 75 Tif files with random
    names (e.g. boy, girl, house, tree etc) into an alpha-numerical sequence of
    numbers starting at FGSS-0112 and going up numerically FGSS-0113 and so on
    to FGSS-0187. The first 4 letters and the hyphen and the first two numerals
    stay the same. Or, perhaps there is an existing action or program?

    thank you,
    Frank
     
    frankg, Apr 3, 2006
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  2. frankg

    Graffeg Guest

    Windows can do this .
    Select all your files and rename the first one in the selection FGSS-0112
     
    Graffeg, Apr 3, 2006
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  3. frankg

    frankg Guest

    Unless I'm doing something wrong (I'm working via windows explorer), it
    cant.
    This is what it does :
    FGSS-0112
    FGSS-0112 (1)
    FGSS-0112 (2)
    FGSS-0112 (3)
    and so on
     
    frankg, Apr 3, 2006
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  4. frankg

    Graffeg Guest

    Graffeg, Apr 3, 2006
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  5. frankg

    frankg Guest

    Thanks. I'll look at the links - otherwise I'll just do it "by hand'
     
    frankg, Apr 3, 2006
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  6. frankg

    KatWoman Guest

    Automate>batch>rename
    (in PhotoShop)
     
    KatWoman, Apr 3, 2006
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  7. frankg

    frankg Guest

    I looked at that, but it isnt clear to me (and maybe others) how to do that
    (sequential numbering). I've thus just done it all manually, but for future
    reference (and again maybe for others) perhaps you could provide an example
    as per my original post?
    Thanks
     
    frankg, Apr 3, 2006
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  8. frankg

    2 Guest

    What's the puzzle? Read it carefully. You start with a base filename, and
    ask it to increment with a value such as "158" (whatever) in increments of
    1, and append the filename. I tell ya, there's s whole lot more that can
    help you if you just read it carefully; Adobe developers aren't stupid.
     
    2, Apr 4, 2006
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  9. frankg

    2 Guest

    Is it a sure indication that the economy is getting better when more and
    more dimwits can afford PC/CS or is it an indicator of greater theft?
     
    2, Apr 4, 2006
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  10. frankg

    2 Guest

    Comment intended to suggest that all these new PC/CS users don't have a clue
    as to what it can do, nor do they even investigate. That, IMHO, is a sign of
    theft or rich dimwits.
     
    2, Apr 4, 2006
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  11. frankg

    KatWoman Guest

    screenshot
    http://xs75.xs.to/pics/06143/Batch.gif
     
    KatWoman, Apr 6, 2006
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