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Complete Format Specifications of PhotoRenamer 4.1
The renaming masks of PhotoRenamer 4.1 are strings of characters that contains format specifications that will define how the original file name will be renamed. Format specifications always start with the character % (Percent) followed by either a single character or a character and a length specifier.
PhotoRenamer 4.1 proposes 53 Format specifications to build the renaming masks.
To illustrate the use of these specifications, the mask formats will be applied to a sample photo with original name IMG_01234 taken on monday 10 Octobre 2016 at 08:54:01 and saved afterwards on Saterday 5 November 2016 at 15:24:18. This sample photo is supposed to have been taken with a camera able to save Exif MetaData
Important Reminder: A Windows File can't contain any of the following characters: \/:*?\"<>|. The same restrictions apply to the renaming masks !!!
1. Simplified Data and Time
These specifications are used to simplify the standard date and time part of the renaming masks. The default renaming mask of PhotoRenamer 4.1 is the expanded version of the specification %DT3.
2. File Name Masks
These specifications are used retrieve the left and/or right part of the original file name. Note that the specification %C can be used as an alternative to the numbering system obtained using (classically) the %Rx specification.
3. Keyboard Entry Mask
This specification triggers the launch of a dialog box to enter some free text for every photos to rename
4. Keyword Selection Mask
These specifications are used to select existing keyword or abbreviated keyword. This feature allows the use of consistent wording across different set of photos. It triggers the launch of a dialog box to select existing keyword or abbreviated keyword from the PhotoRenamer 4.1 database.
5. Picture Counter
These specifications give a specific number, incremented automatically, to every photo renamed by PhotoRenamer 4.1. The counter base can be changed manually to fit peculiar needs.
6. Complete Date and Time
These specifications allows to add individual parts of the date and time, using different data format.
Remind that, to illustrate the use of these specifications, the mask formats will be applied to a sample photo with original name IMG_01234 taken on monday 10 Octobre 2016 at 08:54:01 and saved afterwards on Saterday 5 November 2016 at 15:24:18. This sample photo is supposed to have been taken with a camera able to save Exif MetaData
7. File Extension
These specifications handles the case of file extension.