File renaming conundrum

Bill Henderson
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Hi,

I have my first time lapse image sequence all ready to go, or so I thought. I used HDR, so the final processed folder of images actually had a naming convention that were numbered, but only every fourth number in the sequence - 1, 5, 9, etc.

CS5 doesn't seem to recognize this. So I tried using Windows 7 built in batch renaming function - this put things in the right order, but image (1).jpg, image (2).jpg, etc, which Adobe also appears to not recognize.

So any idea how I get 700-odd photos renamed in a correctly numbered sequence that follows the CS5 requirement of image001.jpg, image002.jpg, etc?

Thanks

Bill
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Bill HendersonWeb Marketing

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HI - I'd like to update this question and ask a different one instead.

I have successfully renamed all my files to image001, image002 etc all as jpg files.

I follow the instructions to import the image sequence, click the option that it is a numbered sequence as instructed in the user manual, but nothing ever happens beyond importing image001.jpg.

It never detects the other 700 odd images in the directory.

Does anyone have experience with this?

Thanks

Bill
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Commented:
For future reference, I use this Bulk Rename Utility. It gives you the option to replace characters with others and insert wildcards.

I don't have great experience in this but have done some quick research in that hope that helps.

From what you describe you are doing it correctly, do you select also the Numbered Stills option?

Also check that your folder contains only the image type you import and that all images conform to the numbering sequence. I have also read that someone that had issues importing full range sequence without leading zeros (eg. 001-999) inserted a leading zero to fix it.

hth
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Bill HendersonWeb Marketing

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Commented:
Thanks for the help! It was all there actually - it just didn't make this clear in my video editing software.
captainTechnical Director

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Great thanks. Good luck with the project.
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