Syncomatic - Suffixes and Prefixes
Some photographers identify different versions of a picture by adding a suffix to the file name. For example:
- The originals might be named something like 100703_0123 Jones wedding.nef, 100703_0124 Jones wedding.nef, 100703_0125 Jones wedding.nef...
- Versions of those file might be processed with Photoshop and named with the word "-Edit" 100703_0123 Jones wedding-Edit.psd ...
- Additional black and white versions might have names like 100703_0123 Jones wedding BW.jpg ...
So how do you synchronise the metadata of the raw files with the corresponding Photoshop black and white version? Syncomatic just needs a logic to distinguish the versions of the same file are related, which is what happens in these examples where "-Edit" identifies the Photoshop versions and " BW" is used for the black and white JPEGs.
For clarity, the "target files" are the photos whose metadata should be updated. "Source files" are those with the correct metadata which you want to copy to the other files.
Where the target files have the suffix
Use Syncomatic's Difference feature:
- Enter the suffix in the box - so here I've added " BW" which in this case includes a space before the "BW"
- Review the blue explanation - this is very important
- Here we are going to copy metadata from raw files to JPEGs which have the same file name but " bw" on the end
- Don't worry about the case - Syncomatic is a case-insensitive
- Click OK
Where the source files have the suffix
It's also possible you want to copying from img1234 BW.jpg to img1234.raw - ie where the source of the metadata is files which have the suffix
- Enter the suffix in the box - again I've added " BW" which in this case includes a space before the "BW"
- Tick the "Reverse treatment" check box
- Review the blue explanation - very important
- Here we are going to copy metadata from JPEGs to raw files where the JPEGs have " bw" on the end
- Click OK