I want to bulk rename files that I have already looked at (therefore, cataloged) in DxO. My main concern is avoiding cluttering DxO’s catalog. I understand it is best to move or rename files from within DxO to avoid this. However, there does not appear to be a way to do this in bulk from within DxO, and not in the custom name spec that I am using. So I’ve written a Python script to handle the file renaming. (It’s a long story… Suffice to say that I had issues with various other bulk renaming tools.)
There are two classes of files… The main one is files I haven’t edited at all yet. So there is really nothing to preserve. I could (if there is a way) delete them from the DxO catalog, rename, and then browse to them again via DxO’s PhotoLibrary to re-catalog. Does that sound like the best option, and if so how do I delete them from the catalog?
The second class of files are those that I have already edited… I assume there is no good way to bulk rename without losing my post processing work. The renaming is not worth that. But if anyone has any magic ideas, I’d love to hear them. (Does DxO have an api or other “hooks” that could be used to tell DxO to rename a file in a way that would preserve the connection to post processing?
Thanks in advance for any info.