Transnomino offers a set of renaming actions, ranging from simple text replacements to more complex replacements using Regular Expressions and insertions of text based on attributes of the files.

Any number of these renaming actions can be placed in sequence and you can directly preview the results while you create them.

Currently it supports:

  • Find and Replace text with wildcard (*) support.
  • Find and Replace using Regular Expressions.
  • Insert text.
  • Prefix, to add text to the beginning of filenames.
  • Suffix, to add text to the end of filenames.
  • Set, to directly set the filenames to a specific value.
  • Numbering.
  • Trim, to trim off a number of characters from the start or end of filenames
  • Case changes like Upper/lower-case and Capitalize.
  • Removal of diacritics (e.g. converting é to e).
  • Conversion to windows compatible filenames.
  • Select, to make a sub selection of loaded files to be used by subsequent renaming actions

Transnomino also has automation support. Read all about this on the Transnomino Automation page.

Find/Replace text in filenames
Renaming can target Filename, Path or Extension

Each of the renaming actions can operate on the Filename, Path or Extension of the files.

Use Path renaming to organize your files in directories based on the creation date.

Or maybe organize your photos in different directories by date and GPS Address. Anything is possible.

Find/Replace text in paths
Add EXIF file attributes to filenames

File Attributes like date-created, ID3 and EXIF data can be added to the filename or path as well.

Dates can be formatted exactly the way you want it by either selecting one of the pre-set formats or to specify your own.

For images containing EXIF GPS coordinates the Latitude and Longitude coordinates can be used to look-up Address information like Street, City and Country.

For a complete list of supported File Attributes, see the changelog.

Use Conversion to change the case of filenames:

  • all lowercase
  • Capitalize Each Word
  • Capitalize first word of the filename

Or remove diacritics from filenames, which will for example convert a filename like "très bien.jpg" to "tres bien.jpg".

Transnomino also can convert the filenames and directory names to only include characters that are allowed in Windows. This can come in handy when you are preparing some files to be sent to a Windows machine.

Using Conversion Lookup, you can manually specify a lookup conversion table to replace specific characters or texts. You can even use this to replace the whole filename if you want.

It supports uploading a CSV file containing the required lookup conversions.

Change case of filenames Use a manually defined lookup table for conversions
Add numbering to filenames

Numbering can be added to the beginning or end of the filename and the numbers can be formatted in decimal, hexadecimal or even roman notation.

The numbering can either be sequential which will start counting from any specified number or it can apply uniquely selected random numbers.

It's possible to exactly specify the minimum number of digits to allow for better sorting of the files by filename.

The files in the list can be sorted or manually dragged and dropped to change the order.

Need more specialised text manipulations?

Transnomino supports the use of Regular Expressions, which allows for more complex text manipulations.

And you do not even need to be a Regular Expression wizard to use them because, in addition to manually entering the Regular Expressions, Transnomino also allows you to create them using a dialog system.

The Regular Expressions generated by Transnomino support the full range of Unicode Characters.

Use Regular Expressions to manipulate filenames
Trim off characters from filenames

Characters can be trimmed off from the Start and End of filenames.

It is possible to limit the trimming to a specific set of characters or until it reaches any of a specific set of characters.

In some cases it is required to be able to make a sub selection of the files loaded in transnomino. For example, when you drag in a whole directory and you want to apply a number or renaming actions only to a certain set of files.

The Select renaming action allows you to make a selection of files matching a certain regular expression pattern. Any renaming action that follows this selection will only be applied to the selected files.

Use Regular Expressions to make a sub-selection of filenames to rename
A Recipe containing a sequence of renaming actions

And last but but not least, your favourite renaming sequences can be saved as a recipe to be re-used later.