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Meaningful JPG names: How to change the original names


JPG names mostly are a few letters and numbes. This script prefixes EXIF times to original names. Rename again in a spreadsheet table. Undo and Redo.

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"Rename Photos.hic"
This example script is part of the HicEst Download file.
The script should give you the basic ideas,
you can change it as you like without leaving the script.
jpg_example-ex0.jpg
Table 1:
original_to_timestamp_serial_original
(1) Original: photo file names, different cameras (2) EXIF times embedded in JPGs (time the photo was taken). When not found the file time is used. (3) New file names: originals prefixed by time stamps (colons cannot be used in file names)
13-5-19 058.jpg 2013:05:19 17:18:56 130519-171856-058 13-5-19 058.jpg
20170720_195917.jpg 2017:07:20 19:59:17 170720-195917-917 20170720_195917.jpg
21500011.JPG 2004:07:29 04:42:36 040729-044236-011 21500011.jpg
DSC_6271.jpg 2012:12:07 13:53:40 121207-135340-271 DSC_6271.jpg
Uncle George.JPG 2001:04:16 22:11:52 010416-221152-000 Uncle George.jpg
br 11 027 003.jpg 2011:09:29 17:15:40 110929-171540-003 br 11 027 003.jpg
AAAA0006.JPG 2005:06:24 18:12:40 050624-181240-006 AAAA0006.jpg
101-0122_IMG.JPG 2002:09:18 19:35:50 020918-193550-122 101-0122_IMG.jpg
IMG_5463.JPG 2016:04:24 08:35:31 160424-083531-463 IMG_5463.jpg
Table 2:
edited_and_2_fields_added
(3) current photo file names plus 2 separators "^" and placeholders "-" (4) Some original names changed in MatrixExplorer. 1st "-" replaced by quality marker, 2nd by usage marker
130519-171856-058 13-5-19 058^-^-.jpg 130519-171856-058 info^3^-.jpg
170720-195917-917 20170720_195917^-^-.jpg 170720-195917-917 flower tree^7^A5.jpg
040729-044236-011 21500011^-^-.jpg 040729-044236-011 speeding car^3^delete.jpg
121207-135340-271 DSC_6271^-^-.jpg 121207-135340-271 George and brother^8^A4.jpg
010416-221152-000 Uncle George^-^-.jpg 010416-221152-000 Uncle George^6^cal02 A4.jpg
110929-171540-003 br 11 027 003^-^-.jpg 110929-171540-003 daisies^6^-.jpg
050624-181240-006 AAAA0006^-^-.jpg 050624-181240-006 Peugeot 404^4^-.jpg
020918-193550-122 101-0122_IMG^-^-.jpg 020918-193550-122 Dodge^-^-.jpg
160424-083531-463 IMG_5463^-^-.jpg 160424-083531-463 Clarissa Johan^6^sent.jpg
Table 3:
matrix_explorer_export

All columns can be searched, sorted, filtered with MatrixExplorer.
See Table 4 for cluster sorts.
date-time-serialNr name quality usage
130519-171856-058 info 3 -
170720-195917-917 flower tree 7 A5
040729-044236-011 speeding car 3 delete
121207-135340-271 George and brother 8 A4
010416-221152-000 Uncle George 6 cal02 A4
110929-171540-003 daisies 6 -
050624-181240-006 Peugeot 404 4 -
020918-193550-122 Dodge - -
160424-083531-463 Clarissa Johan 6 sent
Table 4:
cluster_sorted_table
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View is exported from Matrix Explorer jpg_example-ex4.jpg
  1. The column-top buttons toggle ascending, descending, and no sort
  2. The track bars set the maximum number of clusters
  3. The More button allows search, filter, export, etc.
  4. How to generate cluster sorted tables see SORT
The "Rename Photos.hic" example script is part of the HicEst Download file.

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