IrfanView rename facility - snag

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I am just getting into using the potentially very useful rename
facility in IrfanView. But I quickly encountered a serious snag. My
main use would be to rename photos so that the name includes the EXIF
Date and Time taken. For example, using ##-E306 to enter the EXIF
'entity' DateTime. But IrfanView rejects this, giving errors like
"Can't rename file!: D:\Docs\My
Pictures\DigiCam\Walks\TP04\01-2004:08:17 10:32"

Presumably this is because the date contains the invalid character
':'?

If so, that's an unfortunate loss of an otherwise excellent feature
;-(

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Terry, West Sussex, UK
 
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Hi Terry

I personally dun think that IfranView is the best tool for batch
renaming of photos. Take a look at ACDSee instead.

Best Regards
Gary Hendricks
www.basic-digital-photography,com



Terry Pinnell wrote:
> I am just getting into using the potentially very useful rename
> facility in IrfanView. But I quickly encountered a serious snag. My
> main use would be to rename photos so that the name includes the EXIF
> Date and Time taken. For example, using ##-E306 to enter the EXIF
> 'entity' DateTime. But IrfanView rejects this, giving errors like
> "Can't rename file!: D:\Docs\My
> Pictures\DigiCam\Walks\TP04\01-2004:08:17 10:32"
>
> Presumably this is because the date contains the invalid character
> ':'?
>
> If so, that's an unfortunate loss of an otherwise excellent feature
> ;-(
>
> --
> Terry, West Sussex, UK
 
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Terry Pinnell <terrypinDELETE@THESEdial.pipex.com> wrote:

>I am just getting into using the potentially very useful rename
>facility in IrfanView. But I quickly encountered a serious snag. My
>main use would be to rename photos so that the name includes the EXIF
>Date and Time taken. For example, using ##-E306 to enter the EXIF
>'entity' DateTime. But IrfanView rejects this, giving errors like
>"Can't rename file!: D:\Docs\My
>Pictures\DigiCam\Walks\TP04\01-2004:08:17 10:32"
>
>Presumably this is because the date contains the invalid character
>':'?
>
>If so, that's an unfortunate loss of an otherwise excellent feature
>;-(

Happy to report that minutes later I sorted it! If you use the
'Replace text' entries, you can change the colon for something
acceptable, such as '-'.

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Also take a look at renamer (renamemaster.exe), it does a good job and is
free.
Dave Cohen
<gary_hendricks@digital-music-guide.com> wrote in message
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> Hi Terry
>
> I personally dun think that IfranView is the best tool for batch
> renaming of photos. Take a look at ACDSee instead.
>
> Best Regards
> Gary Hendricks
> www.basic-digital-photography,com
>
>
>
> Terry Pinnell wrote:
>> I am just getting into using the potentially very useful rename
>> facility in IrfanView. But I quickly encountered a serious snag. My
>> main use would be to rename photos so that the name includes the EXIF
>> Date and Time taken. For example, using ##-E306 to enter the EXIF
>> 'entity' DateTime. But IrfanView rejects this, giving errors like
>> "Can't rename file!: D:\Docs\My
>> Pictures\DigiCam\Walks\TP04\01-2004:08:17 10:32"
>>
>> Presumably this is because the date contains the invalid character
>> ':'?
>>
>> If so, that's an unfortunate loss of an otherwise excellent feature
>> ;-(
>>
>> --
>> Terry, West Sussex, UK
>
 
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"Dave Cohen" <dave@example.net> wrote:

>Also take a look at renamer (renamemaster.exe), it does a good job and is
>free.

Thanks both, I'll try those too. My *ideal* renamer would let me
select a set of files in Explore or My Computer, bring up a dialog
from the right-click menu, and then specify my changes. These could
include adding or removing common text like DSC000, adding common
prefixes, suffixes, and inserting key EXIF fields like Date and Time
Taken etc.

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Terry, West Sussex, UK
 

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I use the Fuji Finepix viewer to rename files.

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>I am just getting into using the potentially very useful rename
>facility in IrfanView. But I quickly encountered a serious snag. My
>main use would be to rename photos so that the name includes the EXIF
>Date and Time taken. For example, using ##-E306 to enter the EXIF
>'entity' DateTime. But IrfanView rejects this, giving errors like
>"Can't rename file!: D:\Docs\My
>Pictures\DigiCam\Walks\TP04\01-2004:08:17 10:32"
>
>Presumably this is because the date contains the invalid character
>':'?
>
>If so, that's an unfortunate loss of an otherwise excellent feature
>;-(
>
>--
>Terry, West Sussex, UK
>
 

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