Inviska Rename

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Inviska Rename

#1 Post by smaragdus » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:50 pm

Preamble
Most renamers I know are either abandoned (and in most cases do not support Unicode), or rarely updated, or tend to become nagware and none of them is cross-platform. I have discovered, tested and used a cross-platform (it runs on Linux, macOS and Windows) open-source and portable one- Inviska Rename. It is easy to use, it seems to be stable, it is still in development and the developer is open to suggestions. I suppose this tool may be useful to those who need to rename files on a regular basis.

Synopsis
Inviska Rename is a batch file rename tool that allows you to give meaningful names to groups of files. It can be used for renaming music files from tags (screenshot), replacing photograph names like DSC04651.JPG with more useful names like "Spain Holiday - 154.jpg" (screenshot), renaming photos from Exif tags (screenshot), and other renaming tasks.
Features
Inviska Rename can perform the following operations:
  • Insert, remove and replace text in filename or extension.
  • Rename using music tag information, such as mp3 ID3v2 tags, FLAC tags and other audio tags.
  • Rename using Exif information from digital photographs.
  • Rename using file creation or modification date.
  • Automatically number files for easy ordering.
  • Change filename to uppercase, lowercase, title case or sentence case.
  • Filter items to be renamed based on extension, selection, files only or folders only.
  • Save common rename settings for frequent tasks.
  • Undo previous rename operation to restore original filenames.
  • Show/hide hidden files to include/exclude them from rename operations.
  • Navigate through directories in preview list to locate the files you wish to rename.
  • Easily see which filenames will be changed with highlighting of modified filenames in the preview pane.
  • View tags present in file (Exif screenshot, Music screenshot) and edit music tags before renaming.
  • Rename in any language thanks to full Unicode support.
  • Cross platform, running on Windows 7+, MacOS 10.10+ and Linux.
  • Free open-source software released under the GPLv2 licence.
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Downloads
Direct download links for Inviska Rename version 3.0 (released on 2017-08-25): Images

Inviska Rename - name:
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Inviska Rename - numbering:

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Inviska Rename - tags - music:

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Inviska Rename - tags - exif:

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Inviska Rename - tags - attrubutes:

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Inviska Rename - preferences - general:

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Inviska Rename - preferences - file list:

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Inviska Rename - about:

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Inviska Rename - program in action:

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Portability
Inviska Rename is portable and stealth by design- settings are saved in INI file (InviskaRename.ini) inside program folder.

Instructions
  • Download the 7-Zip archive;
  • Extract the archive to a folder of your choice;
  • Run the executable (InviskaRename.exe);
Requirements
Inviska Rename runs on Windows 7+, MacOS 10.10+ and Linux.

License
Inviska Rename is released under the GPL v2 license.

Note
Source code can be downloaded from the website.
Beta versions with new features can be downloaded from the forum
The developer plans to release new version with more features.

Details
File details for Inviska Rename version 3.0:

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Archive:
Name: Inviska_Rename_3.0_Win32_Portable.7z
File Size: 6532885 Byte(s) (6.23 MB)
Modified Date: 2017-08-25 00:48
MD5: cf27a9df2d0acfcc02bf207381f38f81
SHA1: 4ec3484cb49206535f144d8856d346f93dc0af77
SHA256: 398107d00ffeeb5a3d8843fb43c068e062f9ce72f4939e5ff7ea37aa64828757
SHA512: ef274bf398a3bb021a13852d47816d69d6cde5fe47942f7ef9e506535bb9926c7e858700be2c92bf6f8d6c1b25aba5c2a4a46ac0c87f48789978b204e2a066da

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Installer:
Name: Inviska_Rename_3.0_Win32_Setup.exe
File Size: 7151985 Byte(s) (6.82 MB)
Modified Date: 2017-08-25 00:48
MD5: 98c282032c0f11188490b435ed2691c0
SHA1: 5e1baa917012652788528b8a58d77d8e822cbe94
SHA256: a6f8bdb34aa8909cc19fac281ce49c2928bda59c4222f7670397f493b014439f
SHA512: cd7980fcf5189cd4f724b99346282b51e6584b1837c5b115e2d98d459d386358f45ce64be718fd7247bced7c1d242e8ba5bb16aa087f573b940573a67c669d83

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Specular
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Re: Inviska Rename

#2 Post by Specular » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:31 pm

Yup, appears to be stealth. The renaming tool I'm using currently (Advanced Renamer) has a rather non-straightforward way to add directories to the input*, so with this program's simple path field and Open Directory menu item I'll probably begin using it. Overall seems to be easier to use. Nice find.

* There's a side tree-style structured pane and one of those old, tree-style popups but no add folder method using the regular open dialog of Windows which allows for path pasting and much faster navigation. The workaround is to use the add files button which does open the latter style window but then you have to select all the files manually.

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Re: Inviska Rename

#3 Post by Midas » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:18 am

smaragdus wrote: I will no longer provide VirusTotal analysis because this service is a privacy nightmare.
Hasn't it been acquired by El Googler? It figures...

Nice find, BTW. 8)

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Re: Inviska Rename

#4 Post by FileHandler » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:14 am

Thanks. Good find, indeed. :D

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Re: Inviska Rename

#5 Post by smaragdus » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:04 pm


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Re: Inviska Rename

#6 Post by JohnW » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:25 am

I became interested in Inviska Rename some time ago.
I corresponded with the author via his Forum ( I was saishoman).
As a result he made significant improvements to the renamer . However, when it came to tagging I found the program laborious and (for me) difficult. I was the only contributor at that time and just couldn't be bothered.
I still use Flash Renamer. It's not freeware but meets all my needs.
Now that Inviska is being further enhanced I will follow with interest.

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Re: Inviska Rename

#7 Post by smaragdus » Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:18 pm

@Specular
Thank you for voting.

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@Midas
Hasn't it been acquired by El Googler? It figures...
Yes.

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@FileHandler
You are welcome.

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@JohnW
I couldn't know that saishoman were you but I think I supposed that it might be a user from our forum. I didn't join the Inviska Rename forum at the tmes when you were the only contributor because then I didn't have time to test the program thoroughly. As I can see the development continues- the latest unofficial build- Inviska Rename 3.05 (I haven't tested it yet), is from 2018-03-19.

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