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Multi rename by first/selected item

Posted: 08.09.2019, 14:44
by Dreamer
In one image viewer there's a useful feature, when you double click the file in multi rename list, this file is used as a pattern for all files + counter is added.

FC has the option for folder [p], for file name [n], but it's not possible to use file name from one item and apply it for all files.

It would be useful to rename 2 files to the same name (different extension), or if there is one file with correct name and others are just numbers or dates...

Currently it's not possible to easily use the name of some item from list as a file name pattern, rename or F2 within the Multi rename dialog doesn't work, there is just "Copy old name", but we have to paste it and manually remove extension, because it's copied with extension. Another way is to switch to main FC window, rename or copy name without extension and switch back to Multi rename dialog.

My suggestions, how it could be implemented:

1) Double click the item in Multi rename dialog to paste the item name (without extension) to "File name" field (double click looks free, no action).
2) Or/and add a toolbar button / keyboard shortcut to copy old name without extension and paste it to "File name" field (it could be an alternative to #1).

3) Use [os] to use old name (without extension) from selected item in list (so if second item in list would be selected, use second old name).
4) Or/and use [oz] to use old name (without extension) from first, second... item in list ("z" would be the item number, "[n1]" would use old name from first item).

1 and 2 would be probably more intuitive, 3 and 4 would be easier to use with profiles, for multiple similar operations.

Thanks.

Re: Multi rename by first/selected item

Posted: 09.09.2019, 14:43
by Forez
Dreamer wrote:
08.09.2019, 14:44
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Currently it's not possible to easily use the name of some item from list as a file name pattern, rename or F2 within the Multi rename dialog doesn't work, there is just "Copy old name", but we have to paste it and manually remove extension, because it's copied with extension. Another way is to switch to main FC window, rename or copy name without extension and switch back to Multi rename dialog.
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Yes, that is a drag

It annoys me too