I am looking for a smart way to bulk rename directories in my photo library based on the date the pictures were taken.
My specific use case: Export the image library from iPhoto or Aperture on OS X to a more permanent and OS-independent file and folder structure.
The input list of directories would look like this:
The renamed output should look like this:
2012-02-01 - 2012-02-22 2012-03-14 - 2012-03-14 input_directory_name
The dates should be picked either from the creation dates of the pictures in the directory (oldest / newest date) or alternatively from the metadata of the files (JPEG, TIFF, RAW...).
If the input_directory_name is looking like a date "1.2.2012" then it should be skipped.
If the input_directory_name contains text the text should be added to the new directory name. Reason: Unnamed events in iPhoto / Aperture are autmatically tagged with a date which unfortunately has the badly sortable order of DD.MM.YYYY
I googled a bit but couldn't easily find a clever way - possibly someone else has encountered this issue before?