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Renaming Individual Photos

If you want to rename an individual photo, it’s fairly straightforward. Now there is a way to actually rename every photo at once with names that make sense (to you, anyway); but that, my friends, is in the next chapter. For now, here’s how to rename one thumbnail image at a time (this is a great technique to employ if you charge by the hour).

Step One.
It’s hard to imagine why someone wouldn’t like such a descriptive name as “DSC_0029.jpg,” but if you’re one of those people who enjoys names that actually describe what’s happening in the photo, here’s how it’s done. When you move your cursor over the name of a thumbnail, you’ll notice that your cursor changes into a Text cursor (an “I-beam”). All you have to do is click that I-beam once on that text and a text entry field appears with the old name already highlighted.

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Step Two.
Now, type in a new name, then press the Enter key. The thumbnail now carries your new and improved name. Here, I changed the name of the file “DSC_0029.jpg” to “Brad warming up 1.jpg.”

Note

There is yet another way to rename a photo from within the File Browser: You can Control-click (PC: right-click) on the thumbnail and a pop-up list appears. Choose Rename and it highlights the naming field for you. Isn’t that more complicated than just clicking on the name field? Yep.


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