[Digikam-users] Renaming files

Peter Mc Donough mcd-mail-lists at gmx.net
Wed Jul 8 17:48:15 BST 2015

Am 08.07.2015 um 17:42 schrieb Alan Pater:
> A bit off topic, but I'm curious as to what the advantage there is in
> renaming image files? All that information is already in the metadata
> which can include descriptions, tags, hierarchical keywords, location,
> people, animals, etc, etc. The images can be organized and sorted
> using the metadata and ignoring the filenames.

You will know which box the file belongs to without opening it.
If you have thousands of pictures
one with the file name 20150708_231415x_boston.jpg gives
you a much better idea about that picture than img_2345.jpg
And, as I wrote, when working with several cameras, a mixup is less likely.


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