I just returned from a 10 day vacation with over 4000 photos! My pictures get imported into my computer in folders by date. I wanted a quick and easy way to rename my pictures and I found that with Advanced Renamer for Windows XP/Vista/7/8. Advanced Renamer is easy to use and I figured it out easily without reading any documentation.
I have a video tutorial that shows you how to rename the files in a directory with just a few keystrokes and mouse clicks.
If you can’t see the embedded video, you can view it on YouTube here.
You can download Advanced Renamer from CNET for free. Happy renaming!
P.S. Renaming files sequentially can be done just using the Windows photo gallery. Just select all the photos you want to rename and then right click and select Rename. Type the name that you want. The files will be changed to “filename (1)”, “filename (2)”, etc. I don’t like having the parentheses in the name so I found this tool for more control over my file names.