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Batch Caption Change from filename #1
Ben's picture
by Ben
May 5, 2014 - 7:44am

I have some old photos that where named with whats happening in the photo people places etc and I’m currently renaming all my photos as per ym d etc format but it would be a shame to lose that info, is there a way to batch fill captions from the current file name before i rename?

cheers

Ben Rolfe

Ben Rolfe

Jim Burgess's picture
by Jim Burgess
May 5, 2014 - 12:17pm

The only way I am aware of is to use Applescript. Basically, the script would replace the captions of all selected images with the version name.

 

Chris Biele's picture
by Chris Biele
May 5, 2014 - 2:37pm
Yes there is a script which works an absolute charm. I can’t find it at the moment but I’ll have a look in the office tomorrow unless you find it first. It basically copies all versions into the caption field.
Ben's picture
by Ben
May 7, 2014 - 1:41am

Hi Chris, any luck in finding that Script?

Ben Rolfe

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by Chris Biele
May 7, 2014 - 2:37am

Hi Ben, sorry about that. It turns out the script I found was from Version to Title, so I've modified it to go fro Version to Caption. 

Either one will work for you, but Caption would probably be more suitable.

You can download both scripts from a new page I set up here: http://bit.ly/1kL1OW5

And here is a link to the original post where I found it: http://blog.hishma.com/aperture-names (thanks to Jeff Johnston)

Let me know if you have any issues.

-CB

Ben's picture
by Ben
May 7, 2014 - 7:26am

Cheers Chris, it worked a treat!!! thx

Ben Rolfe

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by Chris Biele
May 7, 2014 - 8:48am

No worries Ben.

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