this may sound retarded but here goes
I have been a long time windows user and changed to mac
Is there anyway to batch rename files in a mac without additional software
in windows its as simple as highlight all the files right click rename and it automatically add a sequential number to the name you give it. I cant seem to see anything on the mac that can do that
Can you give me an example of the file names...as they are, and how you'd like to alter them to be?
Mac is basically working on top of BSD Unix, and has all the unix toolset there...things like sed, awk, rename, etc....
I might could find you a quick command line script to convert them...
you know just a pile of CR2 file straight out of camera then you want to give them a name more related to what or when they were taken for example the shot date then it automatically adds a subsequent numerical increment to each.
anyway the way i get around this now is rename and convert to dng in lightroom now so its not a huge issue anymore just a peeve. But for my workflow before i bring anything into lightroom i open a folder of the files in bridge and do an initial cull of way off shots just deleting not tagging or rating that way i dont import so many files into lightroom to start with.
In windows this is accomplished simply by right click - rename (doesnt get much more simple than that)
most of my new to mac peeves i have found way around but this one is still there I though i was just dumb not being able to find it but having to wirte code to do such a simple task? retarded
i know you can buy little programs to do it but i object to have to install some poxy additional program to do something that should be OS embedded
next person near me that spins me the line "but macs just work" gets a punch in the face