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Digital Photo re-name example

Windows:  95/98, 2000, Me, XP, Vista



File Re-Name Feature - using Digital Photos as an Example

Let us imagine that you have just completed taking 50 photos with a digital camera and have just uploaded them to your computer.  Or maybe it was a huge party and you have 300 photos.  Depending on the digital camera, the file names may look like the picture on the lower left - names that might have little to do with the event.  How to modify these names quickly to something that at least ties to the event?



shows digital photo file names before the change


shows event file names after the change


Shows picture file names as done by a digital camera.


Shows the files re-named to the event



A File Name Sequence that You Choose and Understand

A quick solution is shown above.  The "filemod" program by rpsoft 2000 software can change file names or file attributes in bulk quickly.  To use it, just ensure that you place the files to be changed in a directory  by itself, and ensure that that directory contains only files and not additional directories.  Then use the "make sequence" feature of the program to create a new name sequence for your photos.  By sequence we mean that it will give the files a name, and then also attach a number at the end for its spot in the sequence.

The result?  If you look at the pictures above of the file names before and after, filemod in one operation changed all of the file names in the directory from the hard to understand names like "P2220001.jpg" to at least the overall event name, which in this case was for example"  "New Years 2003_000.jpg".  And so quickly, all of the photos are named to the event.  Also - it allows you - the user - to name the main title of the event.

New in Filemod 3.0 and 3.1 -  Now the bulk file name changer option "make sequence" will allow lettering before or after the sequence number - or both.  So if you need the sequence number early, you can also change photo or other file names to names such as:  "NY_022_NewYears2004.jpg" where "22" means that this is the 22nd picture in the photo.  Another option would be simply to put the sequence number in front such as "022_NewYears2004.jpg".  This ability to put names at the front or back or both may add more convenience when the files are used in certain programs.

Sequence Starting Point?  Up to you of course

You wish to start the sequence at a number other than "000"?  No problem.  Just set that number in "filemod" before you start.  We would suggest making the file sequence number three digits such as "016" rather than "16".  What that does is ensure that if you have over a hundred photos of the same event (actually up to 999) it will keep the photos in order in your file viewer.

Change the Name Again?

No problem in changing the names again.  Just put the files in their separate directory and repeat with a different name.  Of course, try to pick a name that is different to ensure no confusion.  For example, if you wish to change the sequence of photos from starting at "The Beach_000.jpg" to "The Beach_034.jpg" the old names may conflict with the new names.  How to do this?  Simply change it to a temporary different name such as "tempname_000.jpg" starting point,.  Then you can use rename again ("make sequence" feature) with the name "The Beach_034.jpg" since now there is no conflict.

Multiple Directories?

Yes, filemod will change file names for multiple nested directories.  You need to ensure in fact that if a directory has nested directories that you wish all of those file names changed.  The filemod program has a safety control that is for "only one directory allowed".   If you are sure that you wish to change all of the file names in a nested directory, then remove that safety and then aim filemod at the top directory of that area which you have determined is safe.

More Applications?

More applications are listed on the home page for this Filemod application which can be viewed by clicking here.  Application links are also listed below.  Note that applications of Filemod include also changing file name case to small letters, capital letters or title case, and also include a powerful find and replace option that can change single file name characters in a directory or entire phrases.



A very powerful bulk file name changer program / attribute modifier!

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Relevant Links
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filemod Software
main page


file name change
digital photo example


file name shorten




read-only attribute


System, Archive Attributes


File extension
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File Shredder
filemod / memmod


File Directory


File Delete



File Name
Find / Replace


File Name
Change Case


File Name



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