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Export Image: change renaming of duplicate image

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Nov 9, 2012 10:59 AM

If I export an image into a folder that that has another image with the same filename, Aperture will automatically rename the duplicate filename to image (1).jpg

I would rather it rename to image_1.jpg.  This allows me to establish versioning on web images.  The + (1) won't work as a web filename.   Is there any way to change this automatic handling of duplicate file names?   I already know that I can do it manually.

Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,745 points)

    Kevin, what is your Aperture version?


    In Aperture 3 I do not know of any setting, that can be used to change the default "(1)" appendix to "_1".


    One strategy would be to avoid the generation of duplicate names in the first place. You could change the file name preset to include the "_1" or something similar for all filenames, so that you are sure, that no duplicate name will be generated. That is what I amdoing when exporting to a folder that already may contain images.

  • Aye Es Oh Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)
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    Nov 9, 2012 2:20 PM (in response to léonie)

    Sounds like you need a batch file renaming program.


    There's a few programs on the App Store that'll do this, however, there is one I've found that is free:


    Note that the program seems to have been abandoned a few years ago, but it still works well for me.


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