If you have ever worked with images, especially in bulk as is often needed for SEO, you know that cameras name images with meaningless hashes.
Granted they are generally sequential, so that makes sense within the context of the camera but file names like IMG_63826151.JPEG are meaningless to anyone else in any other context.
I mean, imagine your parents are standing next to you as you search for a certain photograph that you know is on your computer. That’s no time to discover that meaningless hashes force you to review the file to gauge its contents.
No Siree, I’d rather have that photo named naughty-picture-of-my-girlfriend.jpg then I can be sure not to preview that one when Mom’s in the room.
Photo Naming Conventions
I like image file names to be all lower case, with words separated by dashes, descriptively named and with a 3 letter extension (i.e. .jpg not .JPEG).
The Name Changer App by MRR Software makes changes like that easy and quick across any number of files.
Need your photos appended with a number?
No problem, it handles RegEx and more with ease and yet still has a pleasant intuitive GUI.
I suppose there might be better utilities for this out there but this one is good enough that I quit looking when I found it.
Plus it’s free (one of these days I’ll donate).