[Digikam-users] Batch - rename images - sequence number

Rainer Lay rainer.lay at gmx.de
Sun Oct 30 14:34:26 GMT 2005

you can use rename (console or something like krename, i.e. a gui for
rename IMG cityname IMG*.jpg
this will replace IMG with cityname for all file *.jpg.
If you have problems wildcarding the correct files, simply move them to
individual directories.

rgds, Rainer

efpost wrote:
> Hi,
> quite recently I switched from windows to linux and from imatch to
> digikam. I'm using version 0.7.4.
> I have not yet solved the following problem: I have got, let's say, 150
> images on my camera with names like IMG_9753.JPG and so on in sequence.
> I want to store them in digikam with names like cityname-9753.JPG. There
> are two possible solutions.
> 1) The downloading process offers me the possibility to change the names
> including a sequence number. But this number starts with 1.
> 2) After I have stored said 150 images in my digikam albums I can
> batch-rename them according to my needs. In the above example I would
> set a prefix string like cityname-97 and a sequence number start value
> of 53, because it is not possible to set a 3 or 4-digit start value.
> This results in the image renamed cityname-97053. If the number of
> images to be renamed is more then 9, digikam inserts a leading 0 between
> prefix string and sequence number.
> Workaround for me is to rename in batches of 9 images. That is quite
> cumbersome.
> Wish is to have sequence number start values both at downloading and
> batch renaming which accept up to 5-digit numbers.
> Hope is that I have overseen some features or made a mistake and that
> somebody will guide me to the right solution.
> Regards
> Udo Einhoff
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