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Slow Name

Method for Renaming Large Collections of Photos

Write a script that:

1) Chooses a un-named photo from the collection (e.g., DSC001.jpg)
2) Emails it to me with the source path, etc.
3) I reply with a name (e.g., "vacation.jpg")
4) It renames the photo with the name I sent (i.e., DSC001.jpg has been renamed to vacation.jpg).

The goal is to very slowly rename all the files, thinslicing an easy but tedious task into an almost unnoticeable burden.

This approach could be generalized to many media types! Hmm... pretty good idea =]