Bridge 07: Rename series: Saving your Presets

30 May, 2015

Preset comes in handy when you have to use one set of name format for all your digital photographs to keep more organized file structure. So instead of adding and removing the filename you can simple save as preset to speed up the action. You can save any name format as preset like Adding date and time or when you use String substitutes like Replace Spaces with Underscores .

In order to start fresh file name structure, you have remove the existing formats first. So why not create a preset for that.


01. Select the images and go to Tools > Batch Rename...

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02. I'll create a simple preset and call it 'Reset.' This will remove the existing file name formats and we will use this as a starting point.

In order to do that, first remove everything under the New Filename and select the first dropdown to 'Text.' Leave the second text box empty. If you have created multiple dropdowns, remove everything.

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03. We will save this by using the Save... button under the Preset section. Name it Reset and press Ok.

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04. Now your current Preset will display the newly saved preset.

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05. You can see all your saved Presets in the dropdown. You can delete the presets you have created by simply selecting the preset and press the Delete... button next to the Save... button.

You cannot delete the Presets that came with Bridge - Last Used, Default, String Substitution.

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06. Next time when you come across a file format with multiple dropdowns like this and instead of removing one my one.


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07. Select the Reset Preset which we created now.
Now you can start adding new file structure from scratch notice the Filename dropdown and the preview.

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