3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 8, 2010 10:57 PM by Terence Devlin
lookforlight Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hello,

I need to change the file name for images I am using in a website I am building with iWeb. The file names for the images cannot include any special characters. I have tried to change the file name as suggested through iPhoto Help. It seems to work but when I use the image in my site, the file information is still the old file name. I have also tried dragging the image to my desktop, then changing the file name through the file's information page, then importing it back into iPhoto and or just dragging it onto the web page I am creating and every time the file name reverts back to the original. Help please

powerbook G4, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iLife 09
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (62,665 points)
    in iPhoto give them the title you want the final file name to be and select them and export (file menu ==> export) to a desktop folder using the use title for file name option - upload from that folder

    LN
  • Annette M. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    LookforLight - Using iPhoto9, I have exactly the same problem and it's driving me nuts! I painstakingly renamed a group of photo files in iPhoto9, changing titles on each of the 85 images to a numeric string (001 thru 085), to get them to display consecutively. Need to burn them to a disk meant to be played on a non-Mac (eg, Windows based) computer as a slideshow. EVERY time I burn to a disk, POOF!, each individual image reverts to its original file name (either the original name created in the camera, or the original names on images a colleague e-mailed). I need the images to display with their correct new names/titles on the burned CD. Help!!
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (132,285 points)
    I painstakingly renamed a group of photo files in iPhoto9, changing titles on each of the 85 images to a numeric string (001 thru 085), to get them to display consecutively.


    Never noticed the Photos -> Batch Change command?

    EVERY time I burn to a disk, POOF!, each individual image reverts to its original file name (either the original name created in the camera, or the original names on images a colleague e-mailed).


    It doesn't "revert". A title is not a filename.

    What you need to do is select the pics in the iPhoto Window and the go File -> Export. IN the resulting dialogue look at the bottom and note the File Name option: from the dropdown select 'Use Title'

    That'll do what you want.

    Regards

    TD