Template Editor

With the Template Editor you can set various parameters to automatically rename a file or a folder name during the export process.

You can launch the Template Editor from the “Copy to Folder…” dialog as seen on the following screen shot.



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Right next to the “Create Sub-Folders” and “Rename Files” options, you will find small buttons with a triangle. There you can launch the Template Editor independently for file renaming and folder renaming.
By clicking on these buttons select “Customize…” out from the sub menu.

This opens the Template Editor.


 Template Name

If you have chosen a predefined template out from the template list, its name will display in this box. If you started from scratch and did not already save your new template, it will display “Custom Template”.

 Triangle button

By clicking on this button you can select an already predefined naming convention from the sub menu or you can save your own new template. If you click here on “Save Preset as…” you will be asked for a name and the preset will be stored into the sub menu where you can select it later on in the “Copy to Folder…” dialog to apply this renaming template.

 Template Code

This is the text editing area for the template. All selected tokens from the Insert Tag area below, will be placed right here. Here you can also edit your desired template manually by adding any custom text or by adding specific separator characters.
Below the edit area you can see the final result of the selected tokens. So you can instantly see, how your currently selected tokens will affect the final file or folder name.

 Insert Tag

Daminion offers a wide variety of tokens for different purposes of which you can choose from to create a renaming convention. These tokens are sorted into several groups which are reflected by the button set in this area. By clicking on each of these buttons a submenu with a set of different tokens will open.


If you hover the mouse over one of these tokens a help text will pop-up with a description of this specific token. This helps you to find the right token for your desired naming convention.



Definition of a token

Each token begins with a “%” sign followed by one or more characters. Each token has a unique purpose. You can combine any of these tokens by each other.

Following you will see a sample of a token combination and its resulting file name:


             [Token string]                                                    [Resulting file name]
%date-%pxl-%lens-%###.%ext        =        20141005-16 MP-NIKKOR 50mm f/1,4-001.NEF

%date   = Uses the capture date in the format “year month day”
” – ”       = custom text used as a separator
%pxl     = Displays the megapixel of that image
” – ”       = custom text used as a separator
%lens   = Displays the model name of the used lens
” – ”       = custom text as a separator
%###   = Each “#” sign defines the total number of leading zeros for the numerating.
” . ”        = dot separator for the file extension
%ext      = file extension

A full list of supported tokens can be found here.

Notice: To ensure that your self-created naming convention in the result exactly matches your requirements, it is advisable to try this at first on a single test file before you rename a large number of files because there is no undo function for such renaming operations!