File Naming

File naming / Importing images / Output naming / Batch rename

Choose a bespoke filename recipe to match the naming structure and criteria that best fits your needs. The Token Based Naming tool is particular useful when shooting tethered or importing 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

The Token Based naming function enables easy access to create individual naming criteria that can be tailored to your own personal preference. You can access the Token Based renaming from separate features: Import Images, Capture Tool Tab (Tethered shooting), Process Recipe and Batch Rename function.

Output Naming PC

The appearance of the Format text box varies from PC to Mac. On Windows, the tokens will be converted into text when dropped on the text box.

The Tokens are illustrated as follows, [Token Name]. You can also enter tokens directly into the text box manually. A green line will appear beneath the name if a token is recognized by the application.

Change Output Naming Settings in the Output Tab

  1. Go to Output Naming tool in the output tab.
  2. PC 
    1. Delete the Name Token that is not needed.
    2. Drag and drop new elements into the desired place.
  3. Mac
    1. The Name Tokens are located the Output Naming tool.
    2. Some Tokens provide a dropdown menu with more options. Remove unwanted Tokens by selecting the element and pressing backspace. 

Naming Your Output Files When Processing Images

  1. Go to the Output Naming tool and click the button next to the Format text box.
    A Naming 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.
    Click the downward arrow on Tokens to access and select more options.
  3. Click OK to accept any changes.
  4. Verify that the sample below the Format text box is the desired format.

Naming Your Output Files When Processing Images

  1. Go to the Output Naming tool and click the button next to the Format text box.
    A Naming dialog box will appear.
  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.
    Click the downward arrow on Tokens to access and select more options. 
  3. Click OK to accept any changes. 
  4. Verify that the sample below the Format text box is the desired format.

Naming 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 dropdown menu.
    Alternatively, create a new naming format by dragging tokens and/or adding custom text to the Format text box.
    Click the downward arrow on Tokens to access and select more options.
  4. After choosing the desired token, drag and drop the token into the format line.
  5. Click OK to accept the changes.
  6. Verify that the sample below the Format text box is the desired format.

Renaming Multiple Files (Batch Rename)

  1. Select Multiple (thumbnail) images in the Browser.
  2. Choose File > Batch Rename Images.
  3. Click the button next to the Format text box to get the Naming dialog box.
  4. 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.
    Click the downward arrow on Tokens to access and select more options.
  5. Click OK to accept the changes.
  6. Verify that the sample below the Format text box is the desired format.
  7. Click Rename to start renaming all the selected images.

Controlling the Counter in Batch Rename

  1. Select the images that you want to rename.
  2. Choose File > Batch Rename Images.
  3. Open the Preset 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.

Naming 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.
    Click the downward arrow on Tokens to access and select more options. 
  3. Click OK to accept the changes.
  4. Verify that the sample below the Format text box is the desired format.

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 Custom Presets… in the Presets dropdown menu.
  3. Name the Custom Preset and click OK.

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.