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When left to the default setting, Capture One will leave the original file names unchanged. However, you can rename the images using text or tokens, or any combination of the two. There is a wide range of naming tokens available, organized by type for easy reference, and there are a number of built-in presets for commonly used naming conventions. You can easily create your own presets as well. For more information on naming and renaming, see the File Naming section.
- Go to the Naming dialog.
- In the Format field, verify previous image naming entries (Capture One adopts the last used, and this may not be relevant now). To maintain the original image file names only, verify that the Image Name token is in place.
- To rename images, add text or combination of text and tokens in the Format field. If you know the token names already, start typing in the Format field to reveal a list and select the relevant name. Alternatively, click on the adjacent Action menu (...) button to choose from the range of tokens. The Naming Format dialog window opens.
- Select the desired naming choice by dragging or double-clicking on the tokens in the flat list, or select from the organized Group list or a built-in combination from the Presets fly-out menu. Any combination of text and tokens can be saved as a user preset.
- When the Job Name token is selected, the Job Name field in the Naming tool becomes active. Use this option to add a relevant name, such as a job reference or name, your name, or the company name, for example.
- Click OK to accept the changes. The Naming Format dialog closes and adds the chosen combination to the Naming tool's Format field.
- Add relevant text in the Job Name field, see step 5.
- In the Sample field, verify that the name is in the desired format.
- After pressing Import or Import All, any changes made will be applied to the images as they're imported.