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this one has always worked well for me...

https://github.com/SteveRyherd/pyRenamer



On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 12:10 PM Robert Wickberg <[log in to unmask]>
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> If you have a list of what the file names are, and what you want them to
> be, it's really easy to create a batch file for Windows, or a script for a
> Mac, to rename the files, using Excel, a google sheet, or whatever.  For
> instance, on a PC, if your spreadsheet has the from names in column A, the
> to names in column B, put a formula in C1 that says
>
> ='rename '&A1&' '&B1
>
> Then copy this formula down to all the rows that have file names.  Select
> column C, copy it, paste it to a text editor.  Save the file in the editor
> as renamepics.bat, and save it in the same folder as the pictures.  Open a
> command prompt, change to the directory with the photos, and type
> renamepics and hit enter.
>
> I could probably do all that in a minute.  I use the same technique for
> lots of batch operations: creating accounts in active directory, removing
> old accounts, moving folders around when I do server migrations, changing
> permissions on things, I could go on and on...
>
> If you don't have a list of before and after to start with, you can always
> make one just by piping the output of a dir command (ls on a mac) to a
> file, then import that file into excel, then create the to: file names
> using another formula.
>
> On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 11:31 AM, Steve Jarrett <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> We didn't find an affordable tool for batch renaming.  We will be sending
> this note to all photographers this summer:
>
> Dear Professional Photographer,
>
> School's expectations for student and staff photos have changed.  In
> addition to the traditional wishes of parents for their children’s photos,
> schools must add photos in a timely fashion to the student management
> system, food service database, library check-out database, website staff
> directory and staff human resources database.
>
> Photographers wishing to do a school’s student and staff photos are
> required to meet these minimum guidelines for our databases:
>
>
>    -
>
>    Format: jpg
>    -
>
>    Dimensions: minimum of 640 (w) X 800 (h) - 4:5 aspect ratio
>    -
>
>    Size: min of 300KB per image
>    -
>
>    Photos named with our student management system ID. A list of student
>    and staff IDs and names by school and grade level may obtain from the
>    schools.
>    -
>
>    October 1st: Deadline for delivery to data manager of student and
>    staff photos - initial set*
>    -
>
>    November 1st: Deadline for delivery to data manager of student and
>    staff photos - make-up or re-do*
>    -
>
>    Method of delivery of images to data manager: Dropbox, shared folder
>    or similar online tool.
>
>
> * It is the responsibility of the photographer to schedule with a school
> principal a date for taking photos that will make the deadline attainable.
>
>
>
> Steve Jarrett
> District Technology Supervisor
> Chittenden East Supervisory Union
> 211 Bridge Street
> Richmond, VT 05477
> 802-858-1729 <(802)%20858-1729>
> www.cesuvt.org
>
> On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 11:21 AM, Melissa Hayden-Raley <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Hi Listers -
> Each of our schools has a different vendor for school photos.  Two of the
> three vendors do not provide photos with file names matching the student
> ID.  In order to get the photos loaded into our school lunch program, the
> file name needs to match the ID number.  Can anyone recommend a program
> that can do this?
>
> Thank you!
>
> --Melissa
>
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> Milton Town School District
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