ExifRenamer
ExifRenamer
2.3.3

4.3

ExifRenamer free download for Mac

ExifRenamer

2.3.3
09 February 2019

Auto-rename photos & movies for better organization.

Overview

ExifRenamer is a tool for renaming digital photos, movie and audio clips of almost every camera vendor. The program turns the cryptic file names usually assigned by digital cameras into meaningful dates which allows chronologic sorting in the finder and a quick overview of your taken photos. ExifRenamer features a lot of useful automatic and interactive features to help digital photographers organizing their photos.

The tool can perfectly be used as auto-action for Apple's ImageCapture - it automatically renames the new downloaded pictures without a single mouse click.

What's new in ExifRenamer

Version 2.3.3:
  • Added support for file formats using the QuickTime movie container (MOV, MPEG4, MP4, M4V, ...).
  • Fixed a problem which caused a crash when ExifRenamer tried to append evaluated file type suffix information.
  • Fixed a problem with retrieving a correct date/time from RIFF/AVI file formats.
  • Added support for the ancient JPEG "Picture Info" tag which was used by certain old cameras.
  • Added the possibility to filter out all Exif dates which appear before a definable date. This allows to deal with unset camera clocks or broken time stamp information.
  • ExifRenamer now allows to use the file modification date as date/time source, as well (selectable within naming style preferences).
  • Changed the way how ExifRenamer handles hidden files and folders: Previously, only files with "." as prefix were ignored. Now, all files and folders (!) which are invisible within the Finder are ignored. This option can be disabled.
  • Added the possibility to add a suffix to the counter. This makes it possible to recreate the Finder's typical "Name (2).jpg" scheme in case of multiple files with identical names.
  • Fixed the behaviour of the subsecond options %b and %B to match the description.

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Devonhub
02 August 2019

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AWESOME UTILITY! This app is exactly what I was looking for to better organize thousands of photos. And it has more filename format options that I could ever want to use. Very nice UI and has been working reliably for me every time. THANKS! Donate folks! Keep this utility maintained as new macOS versions come out.
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Version 2.3.3
Devonhub
02 August 2019
AWESOME UTILITY! This app is exactly what I was looking for to better organize thousands of photos. And it has more filename format options that I could ever want to use. Very nice UI and has been working reliably for me every time. THANKS! Donate folks! Keep this utility maintained as new macOS versions come out.
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Version 2.3.3
rts15runcc
16 May 2019
OMG Thank you this is such a big help. The interface is super easy and it names based on the taken date correctly!!! whew!!!
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Version 2.3.3
Layla87
25 April 2018
Great app! very helpful and useful for my files. awesome!
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Version 2.2.0
Capitalj
25 April 2018
I use ExifRenamer regularly, but didn't realize it hadn't been updated since 2010. I'm grateful both for the update, and for years of reliable performance, so I donated to the developer again today.
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Version 2.2.0
Ann298
18 April 2018
This was exactly what I have been looking for, and despite from what I feared based on some of the reviews below, it really works like a charm!! Fully worth a donation to the developer! What I find particularly useful is the function to reset the "created date" to the actual date the photo was taken (based on exif data) - I ran into trouble since I use the Mac photos app with the main data being saved in icloud, so when I export photos from the app (even as "unmodified original") the creation date is the date I opened the photo on my Mac (and hence downloaded the photo from icloud), rather than the date I took the photo. This caused a lot of hazzle - now with exifrenamer it‘s only a matter of dragging the exported photos with drag and drop to the exif icon, and the problem is solved. Thanks!!
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Version 2.1.3
plt3064
10 February 2018
For the life of me, I can not figure out how to rename several photos at the same time. I select them all, open with ExifRenamer and apply the name I want, but only one file renames. I have selected rename all I'm sure it's user error, but there is very little in the way of help for this app. I have the preferences set up (I think) for how I want it named, i.e. date first, then name, then time stamp... and I have to put in the new name (I'd like to use the function of keeping the same name) Anyone have insight into this or where to go for help. I've search Google and nothing on the creators website...
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Version 2.1.3
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plt3064
plt3064
11 February 2018
I've been trying ExifRenamer and NameChanger. Both of these I can not figure out.. Operator error I'm sure. And a Terminal based one called Exiftool... way over my head, although very powerful.
I'm trying to name a file: P101-11234 to 20171231-Market-152113. Nothing I see will allow me to put name in middle, mostly prepend or append. I'll settle for having to use one or the other, but I cant get ExifRenamer to name several files at once. I select the files, but only one renames. I'm doing the setting/preferences wrong I'm sure. There is nothing out there with clear instructions on how to do this. HELP! hahaha
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Aetnaria
17 June 2018
I drag an entire folder of photos onto the app's icon. A window pops up showing me how it would rename the first photo in the batch. I select the Change All option (or however they name it on the button), and that does all the photos in one go.
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bob-108
12 April 2017
The developer has done a sterling job in creating this free batch renaming app for Mac. This has allowed me to rename all my photos to include the date stamp and country of the photograph. Absolutely brilliant! There is no way I could have organised my files without this app. Thank you! By the way, this is the customer file naming style that I have used, in case you want to give it a try: %P – %Y.%M.%D (%1U)%S%F Essentially, with the prefix manually set to "Cuba, Havana" that will rename the files from "IMG_8721" to "Cuba, Havana – 2016.12.27 (IMG_8721)". Once again, thanks to the developer for the sensational effort!
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Version 2.1.3
allisonstrang
23 January 2017
I must be an idiot but I cannot figure out how to use this software. It says to drag and drop the file into ExifRenamer. But when I do that nothing happens. When I open the program there is nothing that comes up. Just in the corner says that the program is up. Nothing else. What am I doing wrong?
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Version 2.1.3
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amy-gosch
amy-gosch
21 February 2017
The way I use ExifRenamer, I have the program in my dock. I then drag the entire folder (containing the files) to the icon in the dock. It then starts! From there you can edit all the options. You can also drag individual files onto it. (You can also do it when you have the Applications folder open in Finder.) I hope that helps! It not, feel free to reply to this...it'll email me if you do!
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thesergie
26 October 2016
This is a very useful little tool! I run all my photos through it so that there are no duplicates and so that the file name is useful. Thanks!
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Version 2.1.3
hmj-barbosa
13 January 2016
For me this program does not work. Very VERY VERY slow. After about 3-min only 10 files were converted. Not to say that every other file or so gave an error: "can't rename file ...". Did this happen to anyone else? I'm using OSX Yosemite on a 1 year old mar air.
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Version 2.1.3
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hmj-barbosa
hmj-barbosa
14 January 2016
Just to let you guys know that the fault was actually on my side.

Firstly, some of my photos were showing a small key icon on the side of the file name. Hitting command+I showed the preferences and I could see these files were "locked", so that is why the programa couldn't move them. I have no idea how this happen. I only guess that these photos were Locked in my D90 and my Mac was respecting that Lock.

About the processing speed. After I did a full diskscan on my external NFTS drive, my the program worked my faster.


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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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