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Media File Renamer

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What it does:

Renames media files (jpg, jpeg, bmp, mpg, mpeg, png, gif, tif, tiff, avi, flc) based on their date, so in the directories, they will show up in order, and not duplicate names, etc.

It Looks first at the standard Digital EXIF data, and uses that for the file name. If that is absent, then it looks to the file creation date. If that is absent, it will give the file a date & time of all "0"'s (0000-00-00_###, etc.)

Files are all appended with a 3 digit number, so files with the same date (& time) would be named, for example:


2008-12-07_14-22-55_001.jpg, 2008-12-07_14-22-55_002.jpg,...2008-12-07_14-22-55_999.jpg



2008-12-07_001.jpg, 2008-12-07_002.jpg,...2008-12-07_999.jpg

It DOES NOT check across directories, so in 2 directories, files can end up with the same name, but within the SAME directory they can NOT.


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Looks intresting, I will have to try it out.. Thank you for sharing.

edit: Tried it.. Awesome! Very nice work.. Keep it up..

Edited by gseller

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Just gave it a go and I like it. Good work mate.

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Nice work :o

btw, can you make 'back' option because after done that Ive renamed files in a folder I didnt want to; I renamed all files :)

Idea for back option : write all back names and new names in a file

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Very nice!

Pls try my simple code conversion from my vb script "ExifDate.vbs".

Drag Drop JPG file(s) and rename to Timestamp of Exif Date / File Modified Date.


#Region ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****


#EndRegion ;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****

; ExifDate.au3

; Author TMax

#include <file.au3>

local $szDrive, $szDir, $szFName, $szExt

Local $FileSave, $FilePath, $FileDate, $Files, $fContents

Local $t, $Ret

Local $lExif, $lColon

$Files = $CmdLine

For $i = 1 To $Files[0]

$FilePath = _PathSplit($Files[$i] , $szDrive, $szDir, $szFName, $szExt)

If StringUpper($FilePath[4]) <> ".JPG" then ExitLoop

$fContents = FileRead ($Files[$i], FileGetSize ($Files[$i]))

$lExif = StringInStr ($fContents, "Exif")

if $lExif > 0 then

$lColon = StringInStr ($fContents, ":")

If $lColon > 0 and StringMid($fContents, $lColon + 3 , 1) = ":" Then

$FileDate = StringMid($fContents, $lColon - 4, 19)

$FileDate = StringReplace($FileDate, ":", "-")




$FileDate= $t[0] &"-" & $t[1] & "-" & $t[2] & " " & $t[3] & "-" & $t[4] & "-" & $t[5]


$FileSave=$FilePath[1] & $FilePath[2] & $FileDate & $FilePath[4]

If $FileSave=$FilePath[3] Then ExitLoop

If FileExists ($FileSave) Then

$Ret=MsgBox(256+4+64,"Confirm File Rename","This folder already contains a file named '" & $FileDate &"'." & _

@CRLF & @CRLF & "Would you like to rename the existing file with " & @CRLF & $FileDate & "~c" )

if $Ret=6 then FileMove($files[$i],$FilePath[1] & $FilePath[2] & $FileDate & "~c" & $FilePath[4]) ;diff name with "~c"





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