How do I batch rename files with Adobe Bridge?
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Monday, October 19, 2015
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Occasionally, you may want to change your image file names for your site. The easiest way to do this is to batch rename your images. In this example, we will use Adobe Bridge CS4 to batch rename images. 

The first step in batch renaming your images with Adobe Bridge is to open the program and navigate to the images you would like to use. From there, you will want to select all of the images you would like to rename.

Next, from the Tools menu at the top of the screen, select Batch Rename.

Next, from the Batch Rename window, select whether you would like for your images to be either Renamed in the Same Folder, Renamed and Moved to Another Folder, or Renamed and Copied to another folder.

Then, select how you would like for the new file name to appear by using the drop-down menus and text fields that are available. For example, you can select Text from the first drop-down menu, and then type in the name of your project into the text field. When you are done, you can add another field by clicking on the plus icon to the right of the text field. In this example, let's select Sequence Number from the drop-down menu and entering the first number you would like to appear after the Project Name within the new file name. You can also select the number of digits you prefer within the sequence.

If you would like to keep the original image file name embedded within the XMP metadata for the image, you can select the checkbox to do so.

The bottom of the Batch Rename window will show you the current file name, and an example of the new file name so that you can view what your new file name will look like before starting the batch rename process.

When you're ready to rename the files, simply click the Rename button within the window, and Adobe Bridge will then batch rename the files you selected, and save them within the folder you specified.

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