No matter how you manage your photos, they will always be files on a computer. As long as we’ll have to deal with files, we must ensure that each name refers undoubtedly to one expected image. The default file name set by the camera does not meet those expectations, so we have to rename our files. It’s up to every photographer to choose one or several patterns, and to stay consistent. I chose to name my photos using the date.
Most of the photo management softwares can rename your photos as you import them. But the flexibility on the name pattern may differ a lot. For this question of flexibility, I choose to rely on a dedicated software, exiv2. Continue reading