[digiKam-users] Problem with batch rename

Stuart Rogers stuart at stella-maris.org.uk
Mon Jul 1 21:33:24 BST 2019

Yes but it works if only one photo is selected and the correct time and date is added to the new file name!!


On 1 July 2019 20:28:26 BST, Maik Qualmann <metzpinguin at gmail.com> wrote:
>The problem is [meta:Exif.Image.DateTimeOriginal]. There is usually no
>date in 
>Exif.Image. Use [meta: Exif.Photo.DateTimeOriginal]. It works without 
>Am Montag, 1. Juli 2019, 09:43:49 CEST schrieb Stuart T Rogers:
>> OK so just tested again and attempted to both rename and remove
>> (just xmp video metadata selected) from 24 photos and output to a
>> separate album. The rename was
>> Prom-[meta:Exif.Image.DateTimeOriginal].[ext]. The photos were all
>> to the new album but the rename just called the Prom-.JPG which ends
>> with one file called that and all the others called Prom-_v1.jpg
>> to Prom-_v23.jpg.
>> So I think the rename function is buggy.
>> Can anyone explain how I can achieve my aim please in digikam. I know
>> there are tools under windows but I'm a Linux user and want a batch
>> program to do this.
>> Stuart
>> On 30/06/2019 19:48, Stuart T Rogers wrote:
>> > Yes I had already selected the 24 photos I needed to rename and
>> > them to a separate album, all I needed was to rename then using
>> > from the exif of each and did not need new copies to be done. Now I
>> > see why perhaps the current way is default but I need an option to
>> > rename photos in an album without creating new ones. I do this a
>lot and
>> > really want to be able to use digikam for my workflow but currently
>> > does not do what I need. I'm not sure that it even works correctly
>> > you suggest so will do some more testing.
>> > 
>> > Stuart
>> > 
>> > On 30/06/2019 12:44, Maik Qualmann wrote:
>> >> I guess you use the BQM to rename? To rename, use F2 (right-click
>> >> rename). Although the BQM includes a rename function, the BQM
>> >> has to
>> >> create a new target file. It is used to assign edited images a new
>> >> 
>> >> Maik
>> >> 
>> >> Am Sonntag, 30. Juni 2019, 12:54:45 CEST schrieb Stuart T Rogers:
>> >>> Maybe me but I have been unable to get batch rename to work on
>> >>> files. A single file rename works OK as long as I also set
>> >>> option like remove metadata and run it. However doing the same
>with 95
>> >>> file selected the rename happens BUT and its a BIG BUT the file
>is not
>> >>> renamed according to my template which uses the exif original
>date field
>> >>> and yes the field exists in every image the template ends up with
>> >>> the initial text and digikam adds an ID as the file names all end
>up the
>> >>> same.
>> >>> 
>> >>> Also why am I unable to do just a batch rename without a dummy
>item like
>> >>> remove metadata added?
>> >>> 
>> >>> Are these know issues? I am using 6.1 on openSUSE Tumbleweed.
>> >>> 
>> >>> Stuart

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