The Transfer Tool (Ctrl+T) can copy, move or rename files. This is the only tool that doesn't use loaded photographs as an input, and instead reads files directly from the selected folder.
After selecting required operation (copy, move or file rename) one has to navigate to the source folder in the left pane (‘From’ folder). For copy and move operations destination folder is needed in the right pane (‘To’ folder). File rename uses only destination folder to rename existing files.
File pane windows maintain lists of recently used folders. To access this list or browse to the different folder press button.
File pane windows allow selecting file types to view. Only files presented in the pane window will be copied/renamed, so selecting types works like filtering.
To create a new destination folder one can either press ‘New Folder’ button, or type it directly in the ‘To’ address field.
Renaming function uses pattern defining how the new names will be constructed. Pattern may contain characters that are valid in the file name (they will be used verbatim) as well as the following special symbols:
Year (4 digit)
Year (2 digit)
Original File Name
Partial File Name
Partial File Name
Consecutive Numbers (1, 2, ...)
Note: Date and time refers to the file modification time stamp.
Popup menu shows available choices. Effect of modifying pattern text is immediately presented below in the example window.
Note: If renaming leads to duplicate names, ExifPro will append numbers to make file names unique.
It may be useful to leave original images on the removable media after copying them. ExifPro could be instructed to mark files at the source that has been copied to the hard drive. Next time Transfer tool is used it will be able to detect new pictures taken by a camera and hide those that have already been transferred. To accomplish this, check “Mark source files that have been read by clearing ‘archive’ attribute” button in the dialog options. This is how ExifPro distinguishes between ‘new’ and ‘old’ files. Note: Marking files is only possible in ‘Copy’ operation.
During copy or move files can optionally be made read-only, to protect them from accidental overwriting by image editing application.