One of the key functions of Adobe Bridge is renaming your digital media. This can come in handy with digital camera files because they are likely named with a combination of letters and a progressive numbering system.Eventually these names and numbers repeat themsleves. Fortunately, Bridge makes it easy to rename several files at one time: This process is called a batch.
The Batch command is a useful way to improve the organization of your files:
- If it’s not running already, launch Adobe Bridge.
- Navigate to a folder containing several images you want to rename.
- Press Command+A (Ctrl+A) to select all the files in the folder.
- Choose Tools > Batch Rename. A new dialog opens.
- You must specify a destination for the renamed files. You can choose to keep them in their current folder, move them to another folder, or copy them to another destination.
- Specify New Filenames using a combination of menus and a text field. You can add a custom name and even a sequential number to ensure unique file names. Check the Preview of the new filename for accuracy.
- Make sure the box next to Preserve current filename in XMP Metadata is selected so you can always reference the original filenames.
- Specify that you want the files to be compatible in Mac and Windows.
- When ready, click the Rename button to complete the batch rename.