Sophisticated Rename is a powerful Windows utility that simplifies the batch processing of various types of files, including photos and music.
The most prominent feature of the program is that it doesn't use predefined rules of renaming. You specify the rules for a renaming task with the help of visually adjustable data types.
For example, variables can extract a specific parts of the original file names, counters can enumerate files both in numerical and alphabetical ways, conditionals allow you to apply different renaming patterns depending on the desired conditions, for example, the date or contents of the file.
Besides the renaming functions, Sophisticated Rename is also capable of changing file attributes, date, time and the case of filenames. A real breakthrough in the renaming software is the introduction of renaming plugins.
A plugin can be the only solution for you when all other renaming programs fail to solve the required task. Webmasters will find it useful to rename multiple files on FTP servers - you can use ordinary templates to do it!
You can do it even if you don't have local copies of the files which are going to be renamed. Sophisticated Rename will certainly spark the interest of photographers because it has internal Exif viewer and editor for JPG and TIF files.
Exif editor can conduct various Exif date and time manipulations, such as time shift for the photos with wrong time settings. Music lovers should also be delighted as almost the same editor is implemented for MP3 ID3 tags.
It's worth mentioning that the user is able to insert any Exif or ID3 tag to the renaming template. As far as file safety is concerned, Sophisticated Rename offers a real-time preview for any change in the renaming template.
It means that you don't have to rename files to see how the template works. Moreover, it is possible to restore old file names even after the renaming process.