2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 19, 2012 6:26 PM by MartinR
ezbay Level 1 Level 1

I am trying vainly to rename multiple photo files at one time in Preview with no luck. PLEASE HELP!!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • babowa Level 7 Level 7

    I don't believe you can since you cannot have duplicates - for instance picture #1 is fine, the next one needs to be #2 though or a different title, etc. As far as I know, Mac OS or any app I've used will not do that automatically - I don't know if there are any third party apps that will.

  • MartinR Level 6 Level 6

    You cannot rename multiple files in Preview.  You could do Save As ... to rename files, but that only works with one file (image) at a time and isn't actually renaming, it's saving a duplicate with a different name.


    For batch renaming, I recommend A Better Finder Rename.  I have used this over a number of years and different releases.  It was excellent to begin with, and gets even better with each release.  There is also a companion app called A Better Finder Attributes that I have found helpful with image files also ... creation & modification dates, EXIF info, etc.