Batch Rename by Xnview Categories

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Batch Rename by Xnview Categories

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Would it be possible to add the ability to rename files using the categories applied to them? I want to be able to organize my photos by tagging them and then having them sorted/grouped in the file system by relation.
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Re: Batch Rename by Xnview Categories

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not IPTC or XMP categories, but the catalog's categories, right?
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Yes, the catalog's categories.
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Re: Batch Rename by Xnview Categories

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Hello again!

Does this idea seem feasible?
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Re: Batch Rename by Xnview Categories

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Until the "categories" field is available in batch rename, you can select the files with the categories filter and rename them by manually adding the category in the rename field.(or only move files if it's your aim)
You can also do this in two steps, if your files support metadata (like jpg?) : Copy the categories into a metadata, the most relevant being IPTC Keywords, and batch rename with iptc keywords...

For photos, I much prefer a keyword classification rather than a thematic classification in folders.
So I use Tools>Settings>Metadata>Export categories to xmp and iptc keywords to have my categories saved as standard keywords in photos. Other cataloging software recognizes these keywords, but would not be able to retrieve only the categories from XnViewMP.
(if categories are your only tagging method, don't forget to backup them by copying xnview.db file)

If I need to create a folder with photos matching complex criteria, it is easy to do so from keyword filtering, or using batch renaming with iptc keywords...
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Re: Batch Rename by Xnview Categories

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This is actually for the purpose of organizing illustrated images, not photos. I'm aware that writing to the images' metadata is an option and I'm still considering that, but I'd prefer not to go that route if I can keep it all in the XnView catalog instead.
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Re: Batch Rename by Xnview Categories

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See issue for current status and some details.
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Much appreciated. Thank you!
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Re: Batch Rename by Xnview Categories

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This problem is supposed to be fixed in XnView MP 0.99.4. Please check and confirm the bug fix here.
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Re: Batch Rename by Xnview Categories

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Hi Pierre, I've tried testing the feature. I can't seem to get it to do anything, though.

It should be in Batch Rename > Name Template > Extra > Categories, right? Or is it something else?

I've uploaded a picture here that may illustrate what I mean.
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solowing wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:25 am It should be in Batch Rename > Name Template > Extra > Categories, right? Or is it something else?

I've uploaded a picture here that may illustrate what I mean.
All seems to be correct, but it works here. If you add "{Categories}" in tooltips, is it working?
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Re: Batch Rename by Xnview Categories

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Hm... I'm not sure I understand what you mean. What tooltips?
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Re: Batch Rename by Xnview Categories

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solowing wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:35 pm Hm... I'm not sure I understand what you mean. What tooltips?
Settings>Browser - tooltips?
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Re: Batch Rename by Xnview Categories

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Oh, I see. Yes, that works.