I've got some photos with quite random names, but the dates (not exif, but when they were last edited) are correct. I'd like to rename them in that order, preferably so that the first photo is named "1.jpg" and so on, but anything goes. Anyone knows how that is done?
In the directory containing the pictures, run:
mkdir renamed; num=0; for f in $(ls -t); do cp -p "$f" renamed/IMG_$(printf "%03d" $num).jpg; num=$((num+1)); done
This will copy the files to a new directory
renamed, keeping timestamps untouched. The format will be
IMG_###.jpg with three-digit numbers, using leading zeros. You can change the number of digits by changing the
Try PyRenamer. I have just installed it and it seems very powerful. It allows you to rename your images based on their metadata.