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ACE Renamer help

Pictures modePictures mode

This mode is designed to rename collections of images.

The usual sequence of actions to rename a group of images is as follows:

  • Load the images

    : through the ‘Load files’ menu, the ‘Load files’ button or directly by dragging the files from a Windows explorer, the files will be loaded. The names of the files (without the extension) will be shown in the first column of the table. As in the Movies mode, there are no fields to identify. However, two new columns appear in the table:

    Date: this will be the image’s default name. Date and time apper with the format YYYY MM DD – HH:MM:SS so when sorting the images alphabetically they will also be chronologically sorted. This happens by default with the names that cameras and mobiles give to the files, but is useless when having in the same folder images coming from different machines, each with its own name format. Even more, although it might be logical to think that everything would be solved just by sorting the images by creation date in a Windows explorer, the truth is that it won’t work neither. Images’s creation date – the one the user is interested in – sometimes is stored in the ‘Creation date’ field and sometimes in the ‘Modified date’, depending on the recording machine and it’s OS version. Nevertheless, ACE Renamer selects the oldest of these two dates (undoubtfully the real creation date of the picture) and sets it as the file’s name, allowing the user to sort images by recording date easily and without mistakes.

    Name (optional): this field is for giving the image a title. It is not neccesary to give a title to all images, not even to one of them. This field is useful to remind the content of some concrete images.

  • Rename

    • Rename images: through the Rename tool you can optionally set an album’s name for the group of images (example: if all images belong to the same journey) and set a name for the folder containing the images (normally the same as the album’s name).

    • Rename folder: if the ‘Rename folder’ option was checked in the Rename tool, the folder containing the episodes will be renamed with the value of the ‘Folder’ field in the Rename tool.

The final name format for a group of images, including album name and folder renamings is as follow:

Pictures album format:

folderName\albumName – YYYY MM DD – HH:MM:SS – optionalName.jpg