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Software to Rename Photos based on Date Taken?

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Sir Topham Hatt    350

My phone automatically names photos nicely like 20200701_123456 - so the date is at the beginning, which seems to be the standard way (on Android?) to name photos taken.

I have loads that are named like IMG_1234.

 

Is there a piece of software that will automatically look at the date the photo was taken and rename the file to that date plus some sort of unique number at the end?

Ideally, the software would stop (or skip over) photos it can't find a date on.

 

Note: it would be the date the photo was taken, not when the file was created on the PC.

 

There's a fair few results on the internet but happy to look at any recommendations.

 

Cheers!

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Sir Topham Hatt    350

Hmm.

 

Not really a fan of command line programs in this day and age but I'll take a look at it anyway.

 

It seems Namexif (https://us.digicamsoft.com/softnamexif.html) works good enough (although can't figure out videos).

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spy beef    1,430
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You can simply use a bash script with sed and imagemagick.

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+BudMan    3,724
8 hours ago, Sir Topham Hatt said:

Not really a fan of command line programs

Then your going to be very limited in the power of what you can do.. Power has been and always will be in the command line.

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