How to batch rename file names in Photoshop?
I've got around 30 pictures in a folder and I would like to change the file names in batch instead of doing them individually. Is there a way to do this?
Here are the steps:
- First launch Adobe Photoshop if you haven't already done so.
- Then press Shift+Ctrl+O to open the File Browser.
- Next navigate to the folder where your images are stored.
- Select your desired photos (Ctrl+A to select all, Ctrl+Click to select individual ones and Ctrl+Shift+Click to select multiple images next to each other).
- Right click anywhere within the selection to bring the pop up window and click on the "Batch rename" menu.
- Choose your destination folder (it's better to copy to another folder so that your original images are left intact).
- Choose how to rename your files (see my note below).
- Click on Rename and that's it.
In my example, I wanted to append the letter "s" to all filenames so that they become as follows:
Orginal file : aligator-wide-open-mouth.JPG
Renamed file : aligator-wide-open-mouth-s.JPG (observe the -s which gets added to the name)
So for the options, I've chosen Current Filename (just the name, not the extension) and then I've entered -s as Text which gets me my desired output file name. You can however choose from a number of options including date & time or sequence numbers, it's really up to you how you want to name your images.
PS : I'm using Photoshop CS3 on a Windows 7 machine, so the steps might be slightly different if you're using a different OS or version of PS.