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EXIF ReGenerate
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EXIF ReName (Free GPL license)
A program to name the pictures after the date and time the picture was taken

Picture with non-informative name
thumb_IMG_0026.JPG change to

Picture with informative name

You can rename and create folders simultaneously

Now it is possible to select the file extension. It works well with Cannons RAW format (*.cr2 files)

Picture of the dialog box
Select the format of folder and file name.

Bild på dialogruta
It is possible to change the EXIF data in image file.

The program works with Linux, Windows and MacOS X. The program is written in C + + and uses Qt4 graphic library. There is a setup program for Slackware GNU / Linux, Ubuntu (Debian) and Windows.

Tested on Slackware 11, 12, 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, 13.1, 3.37, 14.0, 14.1 and 14.2. Ubuntu 7.10, 9.04 and 9.10 and on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

Picture of EXIF ReName

File name pattern
Specify which file extensions that you want the program to find. Separate them with ";" (semicolon).

More screenshots

The program can do this:

Rename picture files that contain EXIF-data. EXIF information is created by the camera when the picture is taken. An amount information is saved. For example the date and time when the picture was taken. It is this information that is interesting for EXIF ReName.


  • Selecting the file extension of files you can rename
  • Rename with only date/time
  • Date/time + the old name (before or after)
  • Date/time + new optional name (before or after)
  • Copy the original files with new names
  • Rename the original files
  • Changing the EXIF data in image file
  • Preconfigure extensions
  • Settings are saved for each user
  • Select the format of the file name and folder name. Ex. 2009-10-23, 2009 10 23 or 2009_10_23
  • Automatic folder creation. Folder name from year, month and day of file creation
  • Easy check for updated version

The program can handle six languages







Many thanks to Ivan Dolgov for the Russian translation.

Many thanks to Roberto Nerozzi for the Italien translation.

Many thanks to Cristian Sosa Noe for the Spanish translation.

Many thanks to Ben Weis for the German translation.

The program create folders

EXIF ReName creates folders and copies your pictures to correct folder.


Copyright 2007 - 2017 Ingemar Ceicer <programmering1 ( at ) ceicer (dot) org>.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

GNU General Public License version 3.0


Latest version  

Windows install-0.1.15.exe (5.2 MB)
MD5: 2ed93e857fe6f5ce4373fb28aaaa986d
Windows install-0.1.14.exe (5.2 MB)
MD5: 036f7c1473ab14d63b2156deed902b06
Windows install-0.1.13.exe (4.4 MB)
MD5: 52fa25590d0b3b3658e3f61d50e6c041
Debian Tested on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit exifrename-0.1.12-1_amd64.deb (180 kB)
MD5: 6a84b8571fa888c6dfcb9a1e77fa9454
Slackware64 14.2 exifrn-0.1.15-i686_64_slack_14.2-ic1.txz (158 kB)
MD5: 194a6555456afb0a3c88a231d50e7d82
Slackware64 14.1 exifrn-0.1.14-i686_64_slack_14.1-ic1.txz (144 kB)
MD5: c9acd3449dbf3e2790f9d2147b85d6fa
Slackware64 14.0 exifrn-0.1.13-i686_64_slack_14.0-ic1.txz (253 kB)
MD5: 88a8d0821c57396d517bbbc5620f48e4
Slackware64 13.37 exifrn-0.1.12-i686_64_slack_13.37-ic1.txz (124 kB)
MD5: dc32291bf5cb3697e1722bc16deecde3
Slackware 13.37 exifrn-0.1.12-i686_slack_13.37-ic1.txz (124 kB)
MD5: cb005bc0e08c655e601cc4546def3e0b
Source codeexifrn-0.1.15-linux-source.tar.gz (164 KB)
MD5: 9f80704196fc9397c58298d5bee8f99b
Source codeexifrn-0.1.15-win-source.zip (176 KB)
MD5: 283efeab65a84b18e1227fd4764273e5
Source codeexifrn-0.1.14-linux-source.tar.bz (147 KB)
MD5: 5bb64d44dc012e240097fd275ce6883c
Source codeexifrn-0.1.14-win-source.zip (161 KB)
MD5: e1ae3d61ecbb39ff809b606509c06d3a
Source codeexifrn-0.1.13-linux-source.tar.bz (80 KB)
MD5: 2a9198f677d8165ed8ed79d81f138051
Source codeexifrn-0.1.13-win-source.zip (143 KB)
MD5: fe7981b929025d7508f0a2cf4dc1ae2f

Alternative download: Storegate (Ceicer IT)
You find old versions including source code and tools for development, compilation and translation.

If you upgrade from a previous version:

Ubuntu users: Please uninstall the old version before installing the new. Slackware users (just upgrade): upgradepkg new-version

Installation instructions


install: installpkg exifrn-x.x.x-i686-k.tgz
uninstall: removepkg exifrn-x.y.x-i686-k.tgz

Ubuntu (Debian)

install: sudo dpkg -i exifrn_x.x.x_x_all.deb
uninstall: sudo dpkg -r exifrn
Install library
sudo apt-get install libqt4-core libqt4-gui libqt4-network


install: Double click install-x.x.x.exe
uninstall: Uninstall program is included

EXIF ReName Translation Help needed!

It is very easy for everyone to translate EXIF ReName! You download the language files (English), and translate the string between <source> and </source>. Enter the translation between <translation> and </translation>. It becomes even easier if you use Qt Linguist, you will find a link to the program below.
Please send the new language file to
Synpunkter och buggrapporter
Thanks for your help!

        <location filename="mainwindow.cpp" line="128"/>
        <source>Copy (do not rename)</source>
        <translation>Kopiera (ej nytt namn)</translation>
        <location filename="mainwindow.cpp" line="130"/>
        <source>Copy to...</source>
        <translation>Kopiera till...</translation>


Translation file | Translation Program

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Version: 0.1.15
1st Full German translation.

Version: 0.1.14
1st Full Spanish translation.
2 nd Improved translation for all translated languages.

Version: 0.1.13
1st Full Italien translation.

Version: 0.1.12
1 st The Russian language flag is hopefully visible at all installations.
2 nd Automatic restart when changing languages.

Version: 0.1.11
1st Full Russian translation.

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