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Batch renaming files using Adobe Bridge

From: Processing Product Photos with Photoshop

Video: Batch renaming files using Adobe Bridge

The last thing I want to show you, here inside of Adobe Inside of Batch Rename, I have a number of Presets

Batch renaming files using Adobe Bridge

The last thing I want to show you, here inside of Adobe Bridge, is how to batch rename multiple files at the same time. Here I have a series of shots that are nondescriptly named, Bottle1, Bottle2, Bottle3, and so on. And I want to name the series for the client. To do this, I'm going to select the images that I want to rename. And go to Tools and the very first option is called Batch Rename. Inside of Batch Rename, I have a number of Presets from Adobe Photoshop that I can choose from, like String Substitution.

Or after I'm done, I can save out my own Presets to show up inside of the Preset menu. Starting down below, I have my destination folder. And as we've been saying all along, we never want to rename in the same folder, that will overwrite our original files. What's more destructive, is actually moving this to another folder. It won't copy them, it'll actually take your files and relocate them as it renames them. The choice we want to use is Copy to other Folder. Copy to other Folder will allow me to click Browse, and choose my destination folder.

Which, we have a folder in here called Renamed Files. We'll choose that and use that for our renaming. Down below, I have a Preset here with Text, Date and Time, another Text sequence and a Sequence Number. What I'm going to do, is I'm going to name this the client name with an underscore, date, time. What I like to do is reverse my date time. So year, year, month, month, day, day, works well for this, so that I know that it was shot this year, within a few months of each other, and the day that it was shot on.

Underneath that and after that, I want to use an underscore to separate the Date Time from a Sequence Number. Now a Sequence Number, the nice thing about this is I can choose whatever sequential number I want to use as my starting number, and everything else will follow after. So, in this case, let's say that we were on shot 159. So, that's where it will start and it will sequentially number up from that point. The best part about this is the options down below, allow me to preserve the current file name as metadata.

So, when I look at this inside of Bridge, it will say the current file name will be Cleaner Company and then the date and the sequential number. But it will also have a new listing underneath called Preserve Filename, where it will show Bottle01. I always want to make sure I have both Windows and Mac compatibility checked, and simply click Rename. This will go through and process them all inside of Bridge. And now if I double-click and open up my renamed files. There are all my images renamed appropriately with the sequential numbering intact.

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Processing Product Photos with Photoshop

46 video lessons · 6020 viewers

Kevin Stohlmeyer
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  1. 1m 17s
    1. Welcome
      56s
    2. Using the exercise files
      21s
  2. 6m 41s
    1. Getting started
      50s
    2. Starting with the right photograph
      1m 55s
    3. Utilizing colored or white backgrounds in Photoshop
      1m 28s
    4. Setting up your tablet for detail work
      2m 28s
  3. 12m 37s
    1. Using RGB vs. CMYK color spaces
      1m 17s
    2. Using adjustment layers vs. the Adjustment menu
      2m 4s
    3. Adjusting exposure in Photoshop
      3m 47s
    4. Easy color adjustments using the two-pass method
      2m 59s
    5. Removing color casts from backgrounds
      2m 30s
  4. 16m 31s
    1. Retouching overview
      19s
    2. Setting up your file for nondestructive editing in Photoshop
      1m 26s
    3. Using filters to remove dust and scratches
      2m 58s
    4. Cleaning up your image with healing tools
      3m 49s
    5. Utilizing the Clone Stamp tool to its fullest potential
      2m 20s
    6. Understanding the Clone Source panel
      2m 48s
    7. Using the Content-Aware Patch and Spot Healing tools
      2m 51s
  5. 12m 40s
    1. When do you use a mask or a path?
      1m 15s
    2. Creating an accurate path using the Pen tool
      2m 51s
    3. Saving your work path and creating a clipping path
      1m 56s
    4. Making an initial selection with selection tools
      2m 14s
    5. Cleaning up your selection
      3m 3s
    6. Creating a layer mask from a selection
      1m 21s
  6. 10m 58s
    1. How does light affect your product's shadow?
      1m 17s
    2. Using the original source to create a shadow
      1m 51s
    3. Creating your own shadow using brushes
      2m 54s
    4. Adding realism to your shadow with filters
      2m 54s
    5. Using blending modes to add your shadow to the background
      2m 2s
  7. 10m 39s
    1. Enhancing the product
      17s
    2. Adding product labels with vector art
      1m 29s
    3. Transforming the label
      1m 48s
    4. Adding realistic highlights
      2m 47s
    5. Replacing product colors with adjustment layers
      2m 33s
    6. Using layer comps for alternative versions
      1m 45s
  8. 19m 10s
    1. What are ideal files for automation?
      45s
    2. How to create an action in Photoshop
      2m 5s
    3. The batch-automation process
      2m 25s
    4. Automating color correction
      1m 27s
    5. Automating shadow creation
      2m 14s
    6. Automating image sizes for print and the web
      1m 49s
    7. Using conditional actions in Photoshop
      2m 52s
    8. Outputting your file to multiple formats
      1m 31s
    9. Adding metadata using templates in Adobe Bridge
      1m 15s
    10. Batch renaming files using Adobe Bridge
      2m 47s
  9. 29s
    1. Next steps
      29s

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