pyrenamer with my photo collection and it works great except for one issue. I want it to rename photos by their date taken metadata, with a three-digit number at the end. Each folder in my library represents a day, and I want the photos ending in numbers from 001-999, starting with 001 for each folder. An example file name would be 2016-01-31-001.jpg.
Shotwell handles creating the directory structure on import with a
%Y/%m/%d structure in the options, but when I use pyrenamer recursively in the ~/Pictures directory, I don't see the expected outcome. It renames by date but continues incrementing up across folders, instead of starting at 001 for each new folder. Is there an easier way to go about this?
I know I could add more metadata variables and rename according to hours, minutes, and seconds, but this gives longer file names than I want. My camera also can take multiple shots per second so this is problematic for renaming.
What's the easiest way to do this please? I like using pyrenamer but a bash script is fine also.
Pictures/ ├── Folder 1/ │ ├── YY-MM-DD-001.jpg │ └── YY-MM-DD-002.jpg ├── Folder 2/ │ ├── YY-MM-DD-003.jpg │ └── YY-MM-DD-004.jpg ...
Pictures/ ├── Folder 1/ │ ├── YY-MM-DD-001.jpg │ └── YY-MM-DD-002.jpg ├── Folder 2/ │ ├── YY-MM-DD-001.jpg │ └── YY-MM-DD-002.jpg ...