File Naming

File naming / Importing images / Output naming / Batch rename

Choose a customized filename recipe that best fits your needs

The expanded Token Based naming function enables easy access to create individual naming criteria that can be tailored to your own personal preference. New tokens include access to a range of International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) metadata, including rights usage terms and copyright status, as well as some for submitting photos specifically to Getty Images. In addition, EXIF data has been expanded to include Camera and GPS data and tokens for the Catalog/Session (Document) name as well as folder names. All the new Tokens are available to the Naming Tool on export, but they’re also available on import, adding greater flexibility and efficiency.

You can access the Token Based renaming functionality in the following ways:

The Token Based Naming tool is particularly useful when shooting tethered or when importing images from a memory card or an external disk. It is also possible to create an output recipe and specify a Token Based naming convention. See Process Recipe. 

Change output naming settings

  1. Go to Output Naming tool in the Output Tool Tab.
  2. To remove unwanted Tokens, click on them in the Format text field and press backspace/delete (Mac/Windows). Alternatively, open the Naming Format dialog, by clicking on the Format action icon (...) and delete them from there.
  3. Drag and drop new Tokens into the desired order in the Format field of either of the two naming dialogs. Note, some Tokens provide a drop down menu with more options.
  4. Press OK to accept the changes.

The Name Tokens are located the Output Naming tool

Output naming PC

On Windows (PC), the naming tokens are no longer converted into text when dropped on the text box and are displayed much like they are on a Mac.

On Windows (PC), the tokens are no longer converted into text when dropped on the text box and are now displayed much like they are on a Mac

Name output files when processing images

  1. Go to the Output Naming tool (in the Output Tool Tab) and click the button next to the Format text box.  A Naming Format dialog box will appear.
  2. Select the desired naming choice in the Presets drop down menu. Alternatively, create a new naming format by dragging tokens and/or adding custom text to the Format text box.
  3. Click the downward arrow on Tokens to access and select more options.
  4. Click OK to accept any changes.
  5. Verify that the sample below the Format text box is the desired format.

Note: To add a Job Name, add text in the field and add the Job Name token to the Format field. Adding a Sub Name token adds a suffix to the file name from the Process Recipe tool.

Go to the Output Naming tool (in the Output Tool Tab) and click the button next to the Format text box

Name files when importing images

  1. Select File>Import Images… from the menu or click the Import icon.
  2. In the Naming tool click the button next to the Format text box to get the Naming dialog box.
  3. Select the desired naming choice in the Presets drop down menu. Alternatively, create a new naming format by dragging tokens and/or adding custom text to the Format text box.
  4. Click the downward arrow on Tokens to access and select more options.
  5. After choosing the desired token, drag and drop the token into the format line.
  6. Click OK to accept the changes.
  7. Verify that the sample below the Format text box is the desired format.

Select the desired naming choice in the Presets drop down menu. Alternatively, create a new naming format by dragging tokens and/or adding custom text to the Format text box

Rename multiple files (Batch Rename)

  1. Select Multiple (thumbnail) images in the Browser.
  2. Choose File>Batch Rename Images…or ctrl-click (Mac) / right-click (PC) and select Batch Rename… to open the Batch Renaming tool. 
  3. Text and Tokens is selected by default under the renaming Method option, however, certain image files can be singled out from large batches and renamed using the Find and Replace option (see below for details). 
  4. Click the [] button next to the Format text box to get the Naming Format dialog box.
  5. Select the desired naming choice in the Presets drop down menu. Alternatively, create a new naming format by dragging tokens and/or adding custom text to the Format text box.
  6. Click the downward arrow on Tokens to access and select more options.
  7. Click OK to accept the changes.
  8. Verify that the sample below the Format text box is the desired format.
  9. Click Rename to start renaming all the selected images.

Select the images that you want to rename.

Rename multiple files using Find and Replace

Multiple image files can be singled out from large batches and renamed using the Find and Replace option.

  1. Select a group of images in the Browser that you want to search within. 
  2. Choose File>Batch Rename Images…or right click and select Batch Rename…to open the Batch Renaming tool.
  3. From the Method text box, select Find and Replace from the drop-down menu.
  4. From the Find text box, type the file name to be searched for and then rename the file(s) in the Replace text box.
  5. Be sure to verify the proposed renaming format in the Sample field.
  6. Click the Rename button to accept the changes and start the renaming.

Multiple image files can be singled out from large batches and renamed using the Find and Replace option

Control the counter in Batch Rename

  1. Select the images that you want to rename.
  2. Choose File>Batch Rename Images...
  3. Click on the action [] menu. 
  4. Select Set Batch Rename Counter to set the starting number.
  5. Select Set Batch Rename Counter Increment to control the increment of the Counter.
  6. Press the Rename button.

Open the action menu. Select Set Batch Rename Counter to set the starting number.

Name files when capturing

  1. In the Next Capture Naming tool click the button next to the Format text box to get the token name dialog box.
  2. Select the desired naming choice in the Presets dropdown menu. Alternatively, create a new naming format by dragging tokens and/or adding custom text to the Format text box.
  3. Click the downward arrow on Tokens to access and select more options. 
  4. Click OK to accept the changes.
  5. Verify that the sample below the Format text box is the desired format.

In the Next Capture Naming tool click the button next to the Format text box to get the token name dialog box

Create custom naming presets

  1. Create a custom format by dragging tokens and/or adding custom text to the Format text box in the Naming dialog box.
  2. Select Save Use Preset… in the Presets drop down menu or at the bottom of the Naming Format dialog box.
  3. Name the Custom Preset and click OK.

Create a custom format by dragging tokens and/or adding custom text to the Format text box in the Naming dialog box.

Learn more

Mac users: You can add the file extension in the Batch Renaming. This will change the file from a e.g. .TIF(RAW) from a Phase One digital back to a .IIQ.

To add the file extension, activate the Include File Extension in the Batch Rename preset drop-down menu. Go to the Advanced tab in Process Recipe to add a Sub Name.
 
Note: Naming options are not exactly the same in e.g. Capture tab and Output tab.