As an option, you can append image file names when processing. If you use a token, the appended name will be created dynamically based on specific metadata.
As the option is included in the recipe's instructions, it can be used to add a reference to each image by file type, such as the color space or image resolution (PPI) Alternatively, you can use the same wording or token in each recipe used so that there is a consistent reference.
For example, if you want to append your name to every image filename, simply add the Creator token to any other wording or tokens already added to the recipe. Look for the Recipe File tab's Sub Name field to make your choice.
Other useful dynamic tokens include Camera Serial (number), Collection Name, Headline, Description, Document (Catalog/Session) Name, and various date options.
When using tokens that refer to certain metadata entries such as IPTC data, make sure there is an entry in the relevant field in the Metadata tool. Otherwise, the EmptyName warning will be displayed in the Sample field of the Token dialog window.
Remember to include the Sub Name token in the Output Naming tool for the file name to be appended.
- Go to the Output tool tab.
- Highlight a recipe from the Process Recipes panel (i.e., the recipe is highlighted with an orange or gray bar) or create a new recipe and then select it by highlighting it.
- Select the File tab in the Process Recipe panel.
- From the Root Folder fly-out menu, select (or verify) Output Location from the list.
- Select the destination folder from the Output Location tool.
- In the Sub Name field, add a name or one or more tokens as necessary (e.g., Creator) from the Process Recipe Sub Name Tokens dialog. Note that the Sub Name token must be added to other names or tokens in the Output Naming tool’s Format field for it to be included.