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Renaming images

Explorer ,
Mar 04, 2021 Mar 04, 2021

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Just starting in Bridge.  Using a Mac.  Not using the Photos app.  I want to individually (not batch) rename my images.  I do not have thousands and I have developed a convention which I like.  It seems that this is easier to do via finder than within Bridge - fewer clicks.  I have done no work in Bridge so far.  Just have built my keyword list and am experimenting.  I was planning to rename the images and add keywords at the same time within Bridge.  But it appears easier to do this within each folder outside of Bridge.  Am I missing a downside?  Thank you.

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Mar 04, 2021 Mar 04, 2021

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Hi Janet,

 

As far as renaming images, if you are looking at your image in any given folder and click on the first name of the first image, then click again (not a double-click, rather a click-pause-click) you will then have the name selected for renaming. Go and rename that file. Then tap the "TAB" key and Bridge will bring you to the next image with the name already highlighted ready to rename.

 

As far as adding keywords, here's a good video showing the main issues and highlights.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MoXNNTWYXI

 

Good luck!!

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F2 also selects the name for editing.

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(If you're on a Mac you may need to set your Keyboard Preferences to make this work the way you want to.)

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Thank you!  I will try this out.  I ran across that YouTube video last week and, you are right, it was very helpful in explaining hierarchies.  Right now I am figuring out which parent keywords I want bracketed and which ones I don't.  I am a retired librarian cataloger and I feel like I am back at work.

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The tabbing method worked fine.  Thanks for the suggestion.  I am sure I will be back with other questions as I start this project, long on the back burner.  -Janet

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