Rename Files Without Copying or Deleting

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Re: Rename Files Without Copying or Deleting

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Do I need to DL XnViewShell extension? If so, where and how do I DL and install it?
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Re: Rename Files Without Copying or Deleting

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Brans wrote:Do I need to DL XnViewShell extension? If so, where and how do I DL and install it?
on www.xnview.com :)
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Re: Rename Files Without Copying or Deleting

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I thought that XnView would open from the first Windows Explorer context menu once the shell extension was installed and not just the other options it placed there. Oh well, I guess I have to settle with opening it from the Open with context menu.
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Re: Rename Files Without Copying or Deleting

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Hi again Pierre. Just wanted to thank you for a such an awesome program. XnView's features and ease of use are the best I've seen so far. The features that I use which sets this program apart from the other programs I've used are as follows:

1. The thumbnail images are VERY clear and can be easily enlarged by the slider. The default setting for the thumbnails are VERY good and I haven't needed to enlarge an image yet even though I did just to test it out. I'm glad the slider feature is there just in case it's needed.

2. The thumbnails are easily arranged, although at first I couldn't do it because I tried to move the image to an empty space (which makes a copy of the image) instead of on top of another and watch to what side of the image is highlighted to move it to. I had to consult the forum to find this out. I was expecting the image to slide over if it were dragged on top of or in between images and didn't notice the highlight. I would get either an o with the slash through it, or the little box and didn't release the drag because I didn't know what would happen.

Pierre, if it isn't too difficult and wouldn't affect any of the features, maybe you could make the images slide apart when dragged on top of or in between another image?

Or maybe you could add a notification when the program is installed that to rearrange the order of the images, the image has to be dragged on top of another image and watch for the highlight on either side of the image. And also that if the image is dragged to an empty spot it will make a copy in the source folder and not move the image.

3. I love the feature that allowed me to place Select All on the toolbar so I don't have to constantly keep making several clicks via Edit.

4. I love the feature of having Rename on the toolbar. Again, eliminating extra clicks.

5. I love the flexibility of setting the type of batch renaming. Example, setting the rename to abc 1, abc 2 abc 3. by simply using # after the file name, and very importantly, it saves that setting so I don't have to keep resetting it with several clicks as I did with the other program I was using.

6. These features allow me to batch rename images in an 1/8 of the time it does for the other program I used previously.

For example, for me to batch rename a set of files without rearranging anything with the other program would take about 4 mins because I had to go through several steps first. With XnView it takes me about 30 seconds.

Another example is if I have to rearrange the images first. With the other program it would take anywhere from 10 mins to 30 mins because I couldn't tell the difference between images and would have to constantly go back and forth to the source folder. The longest it's taken me so far with XnView to rearrange the images first is about 3 mins, and that was only because I was trying to decide which order to place them in.

7. Last but not least, the developer, Pierre, responds quickly to concerns about his programs and is VERY helpful. Great program Pierre! Keep up the good work! Thanks again!!