Face it, with today’s smartphones and digital cameras it is next to impossible to manage our photo collections due to the countless number of photos we shoot. Typically when our electronic devices produce images they use their own default file naming conventions to save the file. I personally like to have some organization to my files and usually end up renaming the files by the dates they were taken. This in itself is time consuming.
To resolve this problem, I came across a FREE Windows tool called Namexif that is a real timesaver.
Namexif is software that extracts the date and time from the EXIF Metadata that is stored in your digital photos to rename the files you select.
What is EXIF? “EXIF is a type of metadata (extra information) which almost all digital cameras store with your pictures. The metadata captured by your camera is called EXIF data, which stands for Exchangeable Image File Format. Most digital photo software can display EXIF information to the user, but it is usually not editable” — source: About Technology.