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2 questions re renaming & Metadata pane


#1

Hi,

I have 2 questions....

1- is there a way to bring up the meta pane without clicking on the metadata tab on the style bar? I checked in the view menu and i only see an option for viewer pane, but not the meta pane. There are times when i want to bring up the pane in the view i am currently in without losing all my locations and what not by clicking on the metadata tab bar on top and then going back to my original style.

2- Every so often i copy the photos from my iPhone to my computer into one directory. I then have to manually rename them into folders based on date. While i can set up a script to place them in a folder with the date on it, and rename the files, what happens is i get:

2016.01.02\image_001
2016.01.02\image_002
2016.01.04\image_003 etc

What i want is that when the folder changes, that the counter resets back to 001 so the result would look like:

2016.01.02\image_001
2016.01.02\image_002
2016.01.04\image_001 etc

Thanks,


#2

I figured out #1, just need to figure how to get the metadata pane to show up on the right instead of the bottom now.


#3

figured out #1 completely.... just need help with #2

thanks


#4

You will need a script to do this. It will have to reset the index on a per-directory basis.

If you are interested in using the Dynamic Renamer, I'll add the feature. It already has the feature to add numbers, just not reset the number per-directory.


#5

You could also try Leo's sub-folder rename numbering script.

It was made to handle numbering in sub-folders from flat-view.


#6

[quote="ktbcrash"]You could also try Leo's sub-folder rename numbering script.

It was made to handle numbering in sub-folders from flat-view.[/quote]

Hmm not sure this is what i am looking for. The source photos will be in one folder and what i want to do is place them in folders with the date. Something i can do now. I can do everything now with the batch renaming function of DO, the only thing DO wont do without a script (no idea how to do) is to reset the numbers for the series within the newly created folder


#7

[quote="MrC"]You will need a script to do this. It will have to reset the index on a per-directory basis.

If you are interested in using the Dynamic Renamer, I'll add the feature. It already has the feature to add numbers, just not reset the number per-directory.[/quote]

It could be interesting. I could use this. However, is there a way to use a built in DO script so i would not have to install the perl addon on every computer i use DO with.


#8

Use a customized version of the script mentioned by ktbcrash above.

I personally don't care for creating single-use, limited scripts for things like this. It goes against the concept of generality. It should be easy to adjust the script's behavior when it runs, not via editing the script.


#9

I've updated the Number Within Sub-Folders rename script to allow you to move files around as part of the same rename.

It should do everything you need now.

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