[Digikam-users] Suggestion/request for renaming files

Gandalf Lechner gandalf.lechner at univie.ac.at
Thu Aug 14 19:28:19 BST 2008

Am Donnerstag, 14. August 2008 20:15:52 schrieb Mark Ovens:
> Hi,
> It would be very useful if digikam allowed you to rename files based on
> the original filename.

Hi Mark,

in the rename dialog, such an option exists - just switch on 'add original file 
name' (or similar, I use the german translation). This will rename your 
pictures according to

img_0188.jpg -> img_0188_01.jpg
img_0189.jpg -> img_0188_02.jpg

if you write nothing on the prefix line. Names like

img_0188.jpg -> web--img_0188_01.jpg
img_0189.jpg -> web--img_0188_02.jpg

result if you put "web--" in the prefix line.

What seems to be a bug, however, is that the renaming dialog by default 
chooses the ordering opposite to the one chosen in the digikam window.

Best regards,

> For example, when I resize photos for the web I use the original
> filename with 's' appended, e.g. img_0188.jpg -> img_0188s.jpg
> So, in Batch->Rename (and ideally in other Batch operations that also
> support renaming, such as Resize) it would be useful if there was a
> special parameter to represent the original name, for example %n so, in
> the above example the target name would be %ns
> Regards,
> Mark
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