Picture Renamer

ls -1 *.jpg | while read fn; do export pa=`exiv2 "$fn" | grep timestamp | awk '{ print $4 " " $5 ".jpg"}' | tr ":" "-"`; mv "$fn" "$pa"; done
Renames all the jpg files as their timestamps with ".jpg" extension.
Sample Output
2008-09-26 20-59-03.jpg  2008-10-25 22-27-45.jpg  2008-12-19 22-07-51.jpg
2008-10-02 15-01-42.jpg  2008-10-25 22-28-02.jpg  2008-12-19 22-07-59.jpg
2008-10-02 15-25-34.jpg  2008-11-04 16-44-20.jpg  2008-12-19 22-09-54.jpg

By: axanc
2009-08-10 00:52:22

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  • jhead is a very nice tool to do all sorts of things with photographs, in a batch-oriented way. It has a specific function to rename files based on dates, and the format I used above was just an example. Show Sample Output

    jhead -n%Y%m%d-%H%M%S *.jpg
    sitaramcUnused · 2009-08-10 03:49:30 3

  • 1
    exiv2 rename *.jpg
    unixmonkey5069 · 2009-08-10 22:11:19 0

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