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farmkid
I don't see a request for this, though I made have missed it.

It would be wonderful to have a Rename function available within the viewer, perhaps driven by a ctl-key combination like Delete.

For instance, if I have a directory of images from a digital camera or scanner, they're all named something like 'xxxxxxxxx.JPG', where 'xxxxxxxx' is some arbitrary, sytem-generated value. I want to rename the images appropriately, but currently I have to either open the image to see what it is and manually rename outside PMView, or Save As, and then delete the original.

It would be very helpful to hit CTL-(something), enter a new name, and go on.

Thanks,

Greg
Peter
Greg,

"File->Move to" can be used for renaming. (Don't enter a new path. Just change the file name).

You can assign a hot key to this function if you wish (View->Preferences, Shortcut Keys).

Also, in the File Open Window you can simply left-click on a file name to edit it. (If the file is not selected, the first click will select it. Then click a second time on the text to edit it. This applies to Windows. On OS/2 you need to press the ALT key).

Thanks,
Guest
QUOTE (Peter @ Apr 6 2006, 07:52 PM)
Greg,

"File->Move to" can be used for renaming. (Don't enter a new path. Just change the file name).

You can assign a hot key to this function if you wish (View->Preferences, Shortcut Keys).

Also, in the File Open Window you can simply left-click on a file name to edit it. (If the file is not selected, the first click will select it. Then click a second time on the text to edit it. This applies to Windows. On OS/2 you need to press the ALT key).

Thanks,
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I want to be ale to specify how a file gets named.
I created a QuickScript that resizes images to make them smaller but it names them original_01.
It would be nice to specify a pattern to name the file.
This is done in many software packages, obvious ones being CD Writing software to specify the output filename when ripping.
farmkid
QUOTE (Peter @ Apr 6 2006, 08:52 PM)
"File->Move to" can be used for renaming. (Don't enter a new path. Just change the file name).

You can assign a hot key to this function if you wish (View->Preferences, Shortcut Keys).


YES! Many thanks!

Greg
warp5
QUOTE (Peter @ Apr 7 2006, 02:52 AM)
Also, in the File Open Window you can simply left-click on a file name to edit it. (If the file is not selected, the first click will select it. Then click a second time on the text to edit it. This applies to Windows. On OS/2 you need to press the ALT key).

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On OS/2 you can define in the system settings which mouse button to press and whether and which additional key to be used. That means you can make it to behave like MacOS or Windos.
Peter
QUOTE (warp5 @ Apr 14 2006, 10:24 AM)
On OS/2 you can define in the system settings which mouse button to press and whether and which additional key to be used. That means you can make it to behave like MacOS or Windos.
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Yeah, but people who redefined it already know about the feature. For those that never knew renaming this way was possible, the ALT key is the trick. The fact that the keys can be reconfigured in OS/2 is a plus. The sad fact is that most people don't know about the feature at all... (Maybe that's why they left OS/2. Too many hidden features...)

Thanks,
farmkid
QUOTE (Peter @ Apr 6 2006, 08:52 PM)
"File->Move to" can be used for renaming. (Don't enter a new path. Just change the file name).


Oops -- I expressed my gratitude too soon -- a new path is absolutely required, thus greatly hindering the usefulness of this approach.

Assuming that you have described it as it _should_ work, I hope a fix is forthcoming :-(

Greg
farmkid
QUOTE (Peter @ Apr 6 2006, 08:52 PM)
Also, in the File Open Window you can simply left-click on a file name to edit it. (If the file is not selected, the first click will select it. Then click a second time on the text to edit it. This applies to Windows. On OS/2 you need to press the ALT key).


Oops -- I neglected to address this in the other post. The problem here is that, in the Open window, the image is not large enough to see what it should be named. So I'm back to the Open/Look/Close/Rename scenario again.

File->Move is the way to go, if only it would default to the current path.

Dejectedly,

Greg
farmkid
QUOTE (farmkid @ Apr 18 2006, 10:17 PM)
File->Move is the way to go, if only it would default to the current path.


I should have experimented mor first: '.\' works, so it's not so bad.

Greg
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