[Solved] Setting up an AutoConvert folder with a file renaming option

Want to submit a new feature, an enhancement ? Do it here !
Post Reply
rgball99
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:47 pm

[Solved] Setting up an AutoConvert folder with a file renaming option

Post by rgball99 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:43 pm

I have a particular rename style I use for renaming files from the EXIF date data in the files off my camera. I'd like to have a folder which GC will watch and automatically rename any files I add to it. I don't see that functionality in the Auto Convert command.

User avatar
forum_adm
Site Admin
Posts: 395
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:41 am
Location: Germany
Country: Germany
Contact:

Re: how to setup a watched folder for renaming

Post by forum_adm » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:26 am

This is currently not possible.
The Auto Convert folders do support only batch conversions of the content.

I add that to the ToDo list.

Thorsten

maxrainato
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:41 am
Location: Stanghella, Italy

Re: how to setup a watched folder for renaming

Post by maxrainato » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:31 am

in order to help Thorsten, a pair of sample maybe useful

img12345.jpg w/exif data ... ... ... became filename ... ... ... ?

rgball99
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:47 pm

Re: [Open] Setting up an AutoConvert folder with a file renaming option

Post by rgball99 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:28 pm

It is a pretty standard addition of a date string: _DSF8786.RAF ==> 20170122_DSF8786.RAF. I imagine the tricky part is recognizing those files that have already been renamed once and not trying to do it again if the To folder is the same as the watched folder.

User avatar
forum_adm
Site Admin
Posts: 395
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:41 am
Location: Germany
Country: Germany
Contact:

Re: [Open] Setting up an AutoConvert folder with a file renaming option

Post by forum_adm » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:29 pm

I rechecked this old issue.
You can just add the batch rename with set to your auto convert.
rename_batch.jpg
rename_batch.jpg (133.38 KiB) Viewed 673 times

Post Reply