Multi rename - use counter only if needed

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Multi rename - use counter only if needed

#1 Post by Dreamer » 08.09.2019, 15:34

This option would be useful to rename files when we don't need a counter for most files, just for few, e.g. we have the photos in format like this: "2019-09-08 17-01-51".

If the photos from multiple cameras/smartphones are used and renamed by EXIF date, some files might have the same time, so also the name is the same - in this case those files are not renamed.

The only workaround is to use a counter for all files, but it's useless, doesn't look good and if we delete some files later, some numbers are missing.

I suggest the option to use counter only if needed and with different options as main Counter.

Example for 3 duplicates, non-duplicate and 3 more duplicates:

Old names:
IMG_2711
IMG_2712
IMG_2713
IMG_2714
IMG_2715
IMG_2716
IMG_2717

Name dates:
2019-09-08 17-01-51
2019-09-08 17-01-51
2019-09-08 17-01-51
2019-09-08 17-04-07
2019-09-08 17-05-35
2019-09-08 17-05-35
2019-09-08 17-05-35

New names - first way (1 digit counter starting with 2 per duplicate):
2019-09-08 17-01-51
2019-09-08 17-01-51-2
2019-09-08 17-01-51-3
2019-09-08 17-04-07
2019-09-08 17-05-35
2019-09-08 17-05-35-2
2019-09-08 17-05-35-3

New names - second way (more advanced, if possible, use counter also for first file):
2019-09-08 17-01-51-1
2019-09-08 17-01-51-2
2019-09-08 17-01-51-3
2019-09-08 17-04-07
2019-09-08 17-05-35-1
2019-09-08 17-05-35-2
2019-09-08 17-05-35-3

Possible ways to implement:

1) Menu option, button, hotkey "add special counter only for duplicate items".
2) Or use [ca] as "counter advanced", for duplicates only (use a separator "-" only for duplicates).

Thanks.

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