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Importing and renaming sidecar files with DNG files

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  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    Using import for this is probematic as this isn't really what it's for. If you want to rename your existing files, use Batch rename in Photo Raw instead. Batch rename will rename your photos and the sidecars at the same time.

    Just access the folder, CTRL-A to select all, right click and select Rename.

    If you use the same format for rename, you might be able to save a preset to make it quicker to use.

     

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  • John Harrop

    Thanks Rick,

    That helps to get my workflow defined for moving my historical work into a revised image storage structure that will help me work more effectively in ON1 RAW from card downloads to managing edits and processing to, and really importantly, getting projects to a place where they get built into prints, books, etc.   So now it looks like:

    1) Rename on a shoot directory basis (as they are currently stored and backed up).

    2) Use import to allow changes to metadata that I don't seem to be able to access in Browse (for example, correcting time zones).  These changes are preserved in the DNG files as they are imported, not the sidecars automatically generated by the import process.

    3) Copy the (renamed) sidecars to the new storage directory.

    Something to work on and probably discover a lot of material I've forgotten I have!

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    2) There is an Edit Capture Date… command in the Photo menu.

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  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    3) Copy the (renamed) sidecars to the new storage directory.

    Did I miss something? Why do you have to move sidecars. If you're renaming photos inside of Photo Raw, the Photo and sidecar are renamed together and should stay together. If you move a sidecar by itself you'll break the connection with the Photo and lose any edits that it might have.

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