How to batch re-name photos in Photoshop

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There is a really quick and simple way to batch re-name files in Photoshop using Adobe Bridge. Follow this tutorial to learn how easy it is! The Photoshop batch re-naming tool uses various different methods to re-name the files, you can use a naming method, sequencial numbering and more. 6 easy steps…

Step 1.

In Photoshop go to File > Browse in Bridge (Alt + Ctrl + O / Option + Apple + O)

File > Browse in Bridge
File > Browse in Bridge

Step 2.

Using the Favourites / Folders panel on the left browse to the files on your computer that you want to re-name.

Browse to the pictures that you want to rename
Browse to the pictures that you want to rename

Step 3.

In the main panel you will see the contents of the chosen folder. You need to select the files that you want to rename. Use ctrl or Apple to select multiple files at the same time.

Select the photos in the main area that you want to rename
Select the photos in the main area that you want to rename

Step 4.

With the files selected go to the top menu and go to Tools > Batch Re-name

Tools > Batch Rename
Tools > Batch Rename

Step 5.

Choose the folder where you wish to save the new files and choose the naming options. You do not have to use all the different naming options, you can for example just select the sequential numbering option. The number in the box represents the number that the renaming tool will start at. If you for example set this to 15, the first image will be 15 and then they will be numbered in sequence from there 16, 17, 18etc. You will see at the bottom of the panel a example of what the file name will be with the options that you have chosen in the panel.

Re-naming panel
Re-naming panel

Step 6.

When you have all the options ready, hit ‘re-name’ (top right) and your process is complete. Browse to the folder which you selected the files to be saved to and you will find them all re-named. Easy as that 🙂 Please note: if you are renaming either a lot of files or files high in file size, this process may take a while to run.

finished re-naming
finished re-naming

Comments (4)

  1. nice article, keep the posts coming

  2. Thanks for good stuff

  3. Thanks a lot for this awesome post. Please keep up the good work. I will be returning often.

  4. Good, that’s useful, many thanks, bookmarked.

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