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Andy Scofield
Bridge renaming errors...bamboozled
on Sep 27, 2013 at 2:28:14 pm

Hi gang,

New member here, hoping to tap the hive mind for a solution to/explanation of an error I get when renaming files in bridge. I've scoured the Adobe site, CC forums and Google, but can't find anyone else with this exact problem, let alone a solution.

I'm renaming a job lot of JPGs, after cropping and doing absolutely nothing to the metadata I use a photoshop action to title them in a templated format : XBOXEP_$_EP

The ens result I'm trying to achieve is a filename like this: XBOXEP_TITLE_EP01

Bridge is perfectly capable of swapping the "$" for any short text I want, but trying to use Sequence Number causes problems.

Bridge puts the sequence number AFTER the file extension, creating this: XBOXEP_TITLE_EP.jpg01

I've tried to use the sequence number without the first "$" rename, and the same error still occurs

While it's a simple enough task to add in the numbers myself, it's insanely annoying that I can't figure out the glitch.

I'm on Mac OSX, have Bridge optimised for this and haven't had any other issues with Batch Rename.


Any ideas/solutions?


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Jonathan Ziegler
Re: Bridge renaming errors...bamboozled
on Sep 28, 2013 at 3:42:33 pm

Don't you have to add .JPG to the end in the naming format? In other words, instead of "XBOXEP_$_EP" shouldn't it be "XBOXEP_$_EP.JPG"?

Just a thought. Also, can't you specify in the script where the numbers go? Can you post the script?

Save early. Save often.

Jonathan Ziegler

http://www.electrictiger.com
520-360-8293


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Andy Scofield
Re: Bridge renaming errors...bamboozled
on Sep 30, 2013 at 8:57:40 am

Jonathan,

Thanks for the response.

I've tried that approach, Bridge still adds the file extension on, so I get "XBOXEP_$_EP.JPG.JPG"

In terms of scripts, I didn't write one myself, I used the pop-up "wizard" in Bridge itself.


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Jonathan Ziegler
Re: Bridge renaming errors...bamboozled
on Sep 30, 2013 at 4:23:28 pm

Hmmm, well I don't know how to make that work, but maybe you can try the File Sequencer. http://www.johnnarun.com/file_sequencer/ - it's for Mac only, but there are similar apps for Win.

Save early. Save often.

Jonathan Ziegler

http://www.electrictiger.com
520-360-8293


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