I would like to rename files with ImageMagick and save them in C:\index\pictures.

The new file name should consist of the old one (without extension) + org.

I wrote the command line:

C:\Programme\ImageMagick-7.0.6-Q16\magick mogrify -path C:\index\pictures -set filename:f “%%t_org” *.tif

but there is no change of the output file name. What went wrong?

Thanks you for your answers, I tired convert *.tif -set filename:f %t_org %[filename:f].tif and it wors well, but I need to rename all images separatly and "convert" put them all together in one file.

  • Try putting the -Path as a different director than the one the source files are in like a new sub directory you create beneath. I don't have time to test and write a script now but start with using a different path with the -Path option to start for a potential simple solution. Aug 2, 2017 at 17:29
  • Tag me back with a reply for an update on this. Aug 2, 2017 at 23:09

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According to documentation, mogrify modifies files by overwriting while convert creates a copy.

This tool is similar to convert except that the original image file is overwritten (unless you change the file suffix with the -format option) with any changes you request.

To create new files with your naming scheme and using convert:

convert *.tif -set filename:f '%t.org' '%[filename:f].tif'

This command creates new files in current working directory with filename appended by .org.

  • Thank you for your answer. But I need to rename a lot of files wich are all in one directory.
    – UliW
    Aug 3, 2017 at 12:10
  • If you only want to rename, perhaps you should consider another tool (such as rename on windows technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490987.aspx ).
    – sebasth
    Aug 3, 2017 at 12:12
  • test1.tif to test1_org.tif; when I am using cd \temp\bildgroesse rename C:\temp\bildgroesse* *_org it ends with Test2.tif_org
    – UliW
    Aug 3, 2017 at 12:45
  • rename *.tif *_org.tif
    – sebasth
    Aug 3, 2017 at 12:50
  • (I have tried before) the same result: test1.tif_org.tif
    – UliW
    Aug 3, 2017 at 13:02

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