Feature request: Naming: full date, time, seconds

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ataraxia
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Feature request: Naming: full date, time, seconds

Post by ataraxia » 05 Aug 2020, 00:45

The current option for Renaming to "current date and numerical filename" results in duplicate file names if multiple searches are done on the same day and then some/all of the pictures are co-mingled with other searches.

The current option produces filenames which look like this: 08-04-2020-00035.jpg

I have TWO suggestions.

1. Re-order the basic date format to YYYY-MM-DD.

Filenames like this will sort nicely in chronological order first by year, them month, then day. Very useful.

2. Rename files to something like the YYYY-MM-DD-hh-mm-ss.###

The key factor here is the addition of the (current) hour, minute and second of each download event PLUS a sequential numeric (###). T

Each filename would look something like this: 2020-08-04-16-47-22-005.jpg

This full date/time/### format will always produce an absolutely unique across multiple searches filename which is also meaningful. The ### suffix would assure uniqueness if more then one picture is downloaded in one second. There would be no chance of duplicate filenames anywhere in the system.

The number string is a bit hard to read. Perhaps other separators could be used to separate the various elements. E.g. YYYY-MM-DD@hh,mm.ss+### would produce a filename like this: 2020-08-04@14-47-22+005.jpg.

Maxim
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Re: Feature request: Naming: full date, time, seconds

Post by Maxim » 05 Aug 2020, 14:44

Thank you very much for the suggestion. Adding it to the to-do list.

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Re: Feature request: Naming: full date, time, seconds

Post by Maxim » 19 Aug 2020, 14:08

This feature is now implemented in version 3.51.1. You are welcome to download and try it:

https://www.webimagedownloader.com/download/

ataraxia
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Re: Feature request: Naming: full date, time, seconds

Post by ataraxia » 19 Aug 2020, 16:49

@Maxim -- Marvelous! Very useful! I see that you have already updated the HELP file to include the change. I'm impressed! ;-)

Thanks!!!!

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Re: Feature request: Naming: full date, time, seconds

Post by Maxim » 19 Aug 2020, 17:29

You're welcome!

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