This small app will allow a user to rename image files by either replacing the filename or appending text to the current filename. I wrote it for me. Honestly, I don't expect it to be useful for anyone else. But if it is, great!

I backup all my iPhone photos to folders for each month. I use this app to append titles to the camera filename thus making the files more easily searchable while maintaining their chronological order.

I have a similar system for storing the images from my DSLR. I have a master "library" folder which contains subfolders for different events or subjects. These "event" folders may contain subfolders, but that is as deep as the system goes. (Library -> People -> Philip = photos I have of me.) Image files are renamed for search purposes.

(It's a time consuming process, but well worth it in the long run IMHO.)

The program has the ability to sort photos down to a depth of two subfolders. This is useful when going through large collections of photos that need to be sorted into different folders of people, events, days, or places.

DeChaos 7 was compiled and tested on MacOS 10.14.5. It's available for download here with absolutely no warranty or guarantee. I'm sure it still has a few bugs. Use at your own risk. Or don't use at all.

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Keyboard Cheat Sheet:

  • Return = Move & Rename (And go to next image)
  • CMD + right arrow = next image without renaming
  • CMD + left arrow = got back without renaming
  • CMD + delete = throws image in trash

Known bugs:

  • trashed images don't show up when going back to check on them
  • Movies don't show up in viewer.