The Filename Template Editor and Text Template Editor



The Filename Template Editor and the Text Template Editor let you specify text strings for different uses. Using the Filename Template Editor, you can use the text strings to name files as they’re being imported or exported. Using the Text Template Editor, you can use text strings to add captions to photos in a slide show, add text overlays to photos being printed, and add titles and other text to web gallery pages.

A token is a text string that is replaced by the corresponding option you set. In the Filename Template Editor and the Text Template Editor, tokens specify the content data that replaces the text string. Tokens save you the effort of manually typing content data and lets you leverage the data already in the photo files.

The Filename Template Editor and the Text Template Editor include the following elements:
Preset
Chooses, saves, deletes, or renames presets.

Image Name
Specifies a text string option using the filename or folder name.

Numbering
Specifies three types of numbering: Import, which is a sequential number for each import operation; Image, which sequentially numbers each photo that has been imported into the catalog; and Sequence, which numbers each photo in sequence, letting you choose a new Start Number each time you import. (This element is not available in the Filename Template Editor when exporting photos.) Specify the starting Import and Image numbers in the File Handling tab of the Catalog Settings dialog box. See Change catalog settings.

Additional
Specifies a text string option using the creation (capture) date and time, or Exchangeable Image Format (EXIF) data. (This element is only available in the Filename Template Editor when importing or auto-importing photos.)

Sequence And Date
Specifies a text string option using sequential numbers and creation (capture) date and time. (This element is only available in the Filename Template Editor when exporting photos.)

Metadata
Specifies a text string option using IPTC or EXIF metadata. (This element is only available in the Filename Template Editor when exporting photos.)

EXIF Data
Specifies a text string option using EXIF data. (This element is only available in the Text Template Editor, when creating slide shows, printing photos, or creating web photo galleries.)

IPTC Data
Specifies a text string option using IPTC metadata. (This element is only available in the Text Template Editor, when creating slide shows, printing photos, or creating web photo galleries.)

Custom
Uses the options you specify for the text string.

Open the Filename Template Editor and choose presets

  1. Do any of the following to open the Filename Template Editor:
    • In the Import Photos dialog box, choose edit from the File Naming menu when importing photos into the library by copying or moving files. See Name photos when importing.

    • Choose File > Auto Import > Auto Import Settings, and then choose Edit from the File Naming menu in the Auto Import Settings dialog box. See Specify Auto Import settings.

    • Choose File > Export, and then choose Edit from the Template menu in the File Naming area of the Export dialog box.

  2. Choose a preset from the Preset menu.

Open the Text Template Editor and choose presets

  1. Do any of the following to open the Text Template Editor:
  2. Choose a preset from the Preset menu.

Create and save filename and text template presets

  1. In the Filename Template Editor dialog box or the Text Template Editor dialog box, choose an option and then click Insert for as many categories as you want. This action creates the text string.

    For example, chose Filename from the Image Name menu and then click Insert. A token is added to the Example window just below the Preset menu. Add one or as many tokens as you want.

  2. To change a token, move your pointer over the token displayed in the Example window. Click the triangle to see more options, and then choose an option from the pop-up menu.
  3. To delete tokens, select one or more tokens in the window and then press the Delete key.

    If you don’t want to save your token settings as a preset and want to use them immediately, skip the next step and click Done.

  4. (Optional) To save your settings for reuse, choose Save Current Settings As New Preset from the Preset menu. In the New Preset dialog box, type a name in the Preset Name field and click Create.

Rename filename and text template presets

  1. In the Filename Template Editor or Text Template Editor, choose a preset from the Preset menu.
  2. Choose Rename Preset from the Preset menu.

Delete filename and text template presets

  1. In the Filename Template Editor or Text Template Editor, choose a preset from the Preset menu.
  2. Choose Delete Preset from the Preset menu.