- personnal improvement in naming convention
- different DSLR sources
- receiving pictures from 3rd party photographers
- focus has been put on the name of resulting files (jpg, png) and not to RAW
Well, renaming 10 of thousands of RAW+companions original files by modifying their name is touchy. Of course a backup can be done upfront but what if the result is not the one expected? Then you must conduct tests before with the risk of doing wrong backup/restore manipulations and loose files. The good solution would be to duplicate on a new folder tree at the time the process is launched but neither the "batch rename" nor the "batch convert" functions do allow the combination of remaning + copying + keep file type unchanged.
Suggestion: use "import and sort" would be the perfect way to do this. The only missing thing is to have the option "Companion files linked for copy/move/rename action" being applied to "import and sort" as well...
If the feature is added, I swear I release a new tuto on my web site dedicated to XnViewMP http://www.monworkflow.com/