Rename Photos and Videos

3.6
89 reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

This app aims to rename your photos and videos so that the filenames begin with the date of recording. That way, you can always sort your files chronologically, regardless of recording device and even after they've been duplicated or modified.

Background:
If you want to view your photos and videos in a chronological order within a gallery app, sorting by filename often doesn't work since photo filenames begin with "IMG_" or "PANO_" and videos with "VID_" or "MOV_" (depending on your device). Panoramas and videos will be shown last.
Sorting by EXIF date taken doesn't work either since videos don't contain EXIF data. They will be shown last (or first).
Sorting by filesystem's "date modified" usually works fine on the original device. But when you copy your files to another device, the date of copy will be the new "date modified", which disrupts the original chronological order of the files.

For these reasons, it makes good sense to rename your photos and videos with this app before transferring them to another device (smartphone, tablet or PC), so that all filenames begin with the date taken.

Features:
▶ Rename your photos and videos using
  • date used in filename
  • file modification date
  • EXIF date (only photos, videos don't have one)
▶ Add your own text at filename beginning or before file extension
▶ Rename all photos and videos in a folder at once or choose individual files
▶ 3 operation modes:
  • Overwrite original files
  • Create copies with new names
  • Rename files and move them to another folder
▶ Recognized date formats (in filenames):
  • IMG_YYYYMMdd_HHmmss.jpg (OnePlus 3T, LG Nexus 5 and many more)
  • MMddYYHHmm.mp4 (some LG devices)
  • many more
▶ Write recognized dates in a short or a long format:
  • 20170113_145833
  • 2017-01-13 14.58.33
  • 2017-01-13 14h58m33
▶ Write years with four or two digits
▶ Or define your own pattern (new in version 1.10.0)!
▶ If your files are named like "CIMG1234.jpg" or "DSC-1234.jpg", rename them using the EXIF date (if available) or file modification date (if correct)
▶ Correct wrong dates in filenames by adding/subtracting days, hours, minutes and/or seconds
▶ Supported file formats: jpg/jpeg, png, gif, mp4, mov, avi, 3gp
▶ Write access to external SD cards in Android 5 and newer (and in many cases also in Android 4.3 and older)
Updated on
Feb 3, 2022

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3.6
89 reviews
Elizabeth Baker
November 27, 2019
I like this app in theory but it caused some issues for me. When I used the exif option, sometimes the file name didn't end up matching the exif date shown beneath it. Also, I don't like having spaces or parentheses, so I had to get another renamer to take those out. Ultimately I couldn't use it because of the exif not matching. Maybe my files were the issue somehow, but I'd think the file would match the shown date on the app regardless.
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Maximilian Schillinger
December 12, 2019
Hi Elizabeth, I'm sorry for the issues you had. Which action did you choose? Could you send me a screenshot showing the desired filename and tell me which filename the file was renamed to? My email address is max@goodtemperapps.com Regarding the spaces and parentheses: UPDATE: With the latest version it's possible to define an own renaming pattern!
A Google user
January 26, 2019
This app is based on a simple but clever concept. It is easy to use and does its work quickly and reliably, even with large file sets. It is too good to receive less than a five star rating but one improvement might be to allow the file list to be sorted by default in descending order, to show the most recent files at the top of the list. Many thanks to the developer for making this a settings option in version 1.8.0.
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Maximilian Schillinger
January 24, 2019
Thanks for downloading and for your five star rating! I'm going to add descending order as an option in the settings menu. EDIT: I needed quite a while but in the new version (1.8.0) is an option for sorting in descending order by default.
George Chiam
April 11, 2020
Great simple app to rename my D5600 photos using EXIF dates. But new version does not read EXIF dates anymore . . . 😓 Update: Max responded quick on the bug I reported. Kudos ! ! ! Just a suggestion, it would be nice to see "_" as separator for milliseconds instead of "."
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Maximilian Schillinger
April 7, 2020
Thanks for your feedback! That's strange! Could you send me a picture to max@goodtemperapps.com? Then I can try to reproduce it!

What's new

- Support .heic, .heif, .webp and .webm files