Alternatives to Photo Mechanic that cost less?

Started Jun 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
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LongTimeNikonUser Senior Member • Posts: 1,091
Alternatives to Photo Mechanic that cost less?

I'm looking for a file renaming utility that costs less than Photo Mechanic ($150). I like Photo Mechanic, but most of its features (that I use) are duplicated in other software, except for the nice file renaming features.

All I really need is

  • file renaming: YYYY-MM-DD-NNNN, where N autoincrements for each file

  • file grouping: I want a Nikon RAW, a JPG, and a WAV (voice memo) file to have the same file name. I can tell them apart by the file types.

One thing I don't like about Photo Mechanic is that it does not reset the NNNN to 0001 when the file date changes. That creates extra work when I import photos taken on several days.

My system in Win 7 Pro, 64-bit. Any suggestions?

Thank you.

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