Our hard drives often end up cluttered with files whose names are meaningless, especially when it comes to image files--the file names assigned by cameras are often just random strings of numbers. This makes it extremely difficult to keep files organized and easy to access. BatchRename Free is a powerful way to rename groups of files, and we feel confident that it can meet the renaming needs of just about anyone.
The program's interface isn't the most intuitive we've ever seen, but it's not too difficult to figure out, especially with a visit to the online Help file. Users first add files that they want to rename, either individually or in directories. Then it's time to select the format for the new file names. The program comes with over 100 renaming rules, everything from adding prefixes and suffixes to deleting parts of file names and changing to upper or lower case. The program even includes rules for resizing, rotating, and converting images, and file names can be created based on EXIF data for images and ID3 tags for music files. If that's not enough, users can also create custom rules by selecting parameters from a series of drop-down menus. Not sure if the format you've selected is exactly what you want? Click the Preview button to see what your file names will look like without actually making the changes. We've seen numerous programs that rename batches of files, but we don't think we've ever seen one that's quite so versatile. BatchRename is a great choice for users who like a high level of customization with their file names, but it also works well for users who aren't so demanding. In short, we think this program is a great choice for just about everyone.
BatchRename Free installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.