We purchased a large batch of design assets and began to rename them. After much thought we decided we would like to keep the original file names based on the fact that we can search the provider (shutterstock) which would make them easier to find in our DB. I need help removing the text we've added and reverting to the original file names. Examples below.
we simply want to drop everything prior to the "shutterstock" and keep everything the same after. We would like the follows to look as shown below.
thanks in advance for any advice on how to fix this blunder
Well this could be done with script or the built-in Batch Rename function… Much depends on where all these files are?
This should give you what you want… ^ matches beginning of line . the dot matches any character the + makes the dot greedy then \s matches space… Replace with nothing… Hope that makes sence…?
I does make total sense… If you don't want to learn or have the time for script do learn reguar expressions ( GREP )… Bridge ( rename ) & InDesign ( find & replace and styles ) make use of these pattern matches… Very cool stuff… and yes Paul lots of ways to skin a cat I do like that… but it takes a little practice…