Review: Batch File Rename for Mac lets you easily change filenames

Batch File Rename for Mac offers basic drag-and-drop functions that let you change filenames more quickly. If you have files that have default names from a device, like a camera, or just want to change names for later reference, this app is for you. It's easy to use and performs well.

A premium program, Batch File Rename for Mac features a free trial version that limits you to three renames at a time. All you have to do to use it is select the files you want to rename and drag them onto the program icon. This brings up … Read more

Review: Modify file and folder names in a snap with ReNamer

ReNamer offers a number of ways to quickly change the names of batches of files and folders. Without guidance, the process, which includes creating rules, could seem a bit daunting to less tech-savvy users. But with ReNamer's helpful approach, it was easy to rename or alter the names of multiple files.

As soon as you launch ReNamer, it asks if you want to view the Quick Guide. It's a brief but helpful visual overview of the program's interface, which is small and divided into two main sections, one for creating a rule and one for dragging and … Read more

Review: Rename batches of photos with PhotoRenamer

Although it's free and performs well, TGMDev's PhotoRenamer isn't for casual snapshooters, but its sophisticated batch renaming capabilities will suit professional photographers and advanced amateurs with a large image archive to manage. PhotoRenamer's Renaming Masks automatically rename batches of images with date and time, either from image data or EXIF metadata, based on strings of characters separated by the % symbol, such as %Y for Year with century or %y for Year without century. Three Masks are provided at startup, but you can add and edit up to 40 custom Masks.

PhotoRenamer's user interface is a … Read more

Review: Rename and organize file batches with Quick File Renamer Lite for Mac

Quick File Renamer Lite for Mac offers all the basic features needed to alter the names of a large number of files for better sorting and use. The program is available to try with a 30-day time limit, but users can explore all of its features before purchasing the full version.

The program initially starts into a small window where the user can enter a log-in to access the program. As an alternative, the trial version can be used, and the top of the window displays the amount of time remaining. The main window lacks any advanced menu design, but … Read more

Review: Rename for Mac easily finds and replaces file names on your system

Rename for Mac locates and labels files quickly on your system. Its additional features for searching files makes it a good program for many users.

Rename for Mac installs easily and starts up into a rather basic interface. Most will be able to discern its main functions without too much trial and error. A row of check boxes on the left side allows the user to select options for operations, including extensions, prefixes, and suffixes, among others. To the right of each of the checkboxes are areas where text can be entered. For example, next to the find function, user … Read more

Rename files using A Better Finder Rename for Mac

Larger hard drives have led to mass amounts of saved and hard-to-catalogue files. A Better Finder Rename for Mac can help rename your files into whatever cataloging system you wish. This is definitely useful when going through old files, but it's also useful to keep new files searchable.

A Better Finder Rename for Mac allows for quick renaming of files using a wide selection of customizable options. The program uses an easy drag-and-drop feature to select files. The user selects which criteria to apply for the suggested new names and then is given the option to modify the names … Read more

Rename files and folders with File Renamer Basic

A good file renamer can make your life easier, especially if you take a lot of snapshots or have a large and ever-changing music collection. File Renamer Basic from Sherrod Computers is a free tool that can rename, copy, and move your files and folders based on a wide range of properties and options. It can scan thumbnails, filter files by extension, and add prefixes, suffixes, and other elements, including unique parameters. You can preview changes before File Renamer makes them, and Undo them after, if you like.

File Renamer Basic opens with an optional Tool Tip. The user interface … Read more

Process your images quickly with BatchPhoto Enterprise

Photo editing can be an extremely tedious and time-consuming process. Fortunately, many editing tasks can be performed automatically using batch-processing programs. BatchPhoto Enterprise is an easy-to-use program that can correct, adjust, resize, crop, and otherwise edit groups of images. It's not perfect, but we don't think we've encountered many programs that are more versatile and intuitive than BatchPhoto Enterprise.

BatchPhoto Enterprise opens with a wizard that walks users through the process of getting acquainted with the program, and copious documentation is provided, including video tutorials. Once we started using BatchPhoto Enterprise we were surprised by exactly how … Read more

Rename it quickly with expressions in Siren

Scarabee Software's Siren is easy-to-use but powerful file-renaming freeware. It quickly renames, moves, or copies selected files using expressions you create. Suppose you want to rename all the images in a folder sequentially. Instead of manually renaming each in sequence, Siren can do the whole batch at once. It displays image previews and tags to help you be sure you've got the right files.

Siren is portable freeware that runs as soon as you click the program file without having to be installed or registered in Windows. When we first opened the program, a "first contact" … Read more

PhotoTrim's free version offers batch conversion but limited features

If you have a digital camera, it doesn't take long to fill your PC with lots and lots of high-quality images, some of them huge in size. Fortunately there's no shortage of free photo-resizing software, ranging from small and speedy tools that emphasize automatic operation and batch conversion to full-fledged graphics tools rivaling some pricey packages. EasyNote's PhotoTrim definitely hews to the simple-is-better philosophy, offering basic settings and speedy batch conversion as well as some compression. Unfortunately, it's not exactly free: you have to register to unlock "advanced" features such as cropping. Add in … Read more