Adding tags to photos from the same event
Changing the location of multiple photos to the same location
Tagging people in the photos using the tags or custom metadata fields
Employing a specific naming convention (such as naming all files in sequential order, i.e. "CampingTrip2023_001, CampingTrip2023_002, etc.)
Appending text to the end of your file names
Finding and replacing a phrase in your file names
Changing the date to the same date for multiple files
Adding the same description to multiple files
To get started with bulk metadata editing on mobile, follow the instructions below.
To get started using bulk metadata editing, tap the Select button to start selecting the files you would like to edit. Tap the check box for each file you would like to edit metadata for. If you would like to select all files, tap Select All.
Next, tap the three dots menu at the bottom of the screen to open the More menu. Then, tap Edit Metadata.
This will open a new screen with multiple metadata fields that you can edit.
To edit the description, type in a description in the Description field. Please note that this will apply the same description to all files you've selected. If there is already a description on a file, the new description will overwrite the old one.
You can add tags to the bulk selected files by tapping New Tag. This will open a new screen that lists all the tags currently used on one or more of the files.
To add a tag, you can either tap one of the existing tags, or you can create a new tag. When the tag is highlighted in darker orange, it will be added to the files. To create a new tag, enter a new tag in the Create New Tag field, then click the plus button. You can also use this field to find an existing tag.
Once you have selected all the tags you would like to add, tap Add. This will add the tags to all the selected files.
There are multiple ways to bulk edit the file names in the Permanent app:
Replace a phrase with another phrase in all titles (ex.: change all instances of "img" to "CampingTrip" so the file name "img_0123" becomes "CampingTrip_0123")
Append a phrase to all file names (ex.: add "CampingTrip_" to the beginning of all files so "img_0123" becomes "CampingTrip_img_0123")
Sequence all filenames to use a specific naming convention. This replaces the existing name with a sequenced name (ex.: "img_0123" and "img_0124" become "CampingTrip_001" and "CampingTrip_002")
To get started with adjusting file names, tap the Modify button next to File Names.
To replace a phrase with another phrase in all titles, tap Replace at the top of the screen. Type the phrase you want to replace in the Find field. Then type the phrase you want to replace it with in the Replace field. At the bottom of the screen, you'll see a preview of the file name. When you're ready, tap Apply Changes to make the changes.
To append a phrase to the beginning or end of your file, tap the Append button at the top of the screen. Then, type in the text you want to append to your file names in the Text field. Next, choose where you would like the new text to appear (either before or after the current name of the file). You can preview what the filename will look like at the bottom of the screen. When you're ready, tap Apply Changes to make the changes.
To sequence all file names using a specific naming convention, tap the Sequence button at the top of the screen. There are three parts to the file name you'll create:
Base Title - this is the base phrase that will be applied to all filenames
Timestamp or Count - choose whether you want the basename to be appended with a timestamp or a count. You'll also choose where you want to append this, either before or after the base title.
Format Option - if you chose timestamp, choose which date value to use (either created date, last modified date, or uploaded date). If you chose count, choose what number to start the count at
Type in the base title in the Base Title field. This can be something like "CampingTrip_" or "FamilyPhotos." Then, choose whether to append the base title with a timestamp or a count. If you choose timestamp, this will look like "CampingTrip_2023-06-15T02:29:07-04:00." If you choose count, this will look like "CampingTrip_001." You can also choose whether you want the timestamp or count to be appended before or after the base title.
If you chose timestamp, select which date value to use. You can select either created date, last modified date, or uploaded date.
If you chose count, choose what number to start the count at. You can use any integer to start the count (i.e. 1234, so the first file will be 1234, the second will be 1235, etc.).
Be sure to preview the changed title at the bottom of the screen so you can confirm your changes before you save them. When you're ready, tap Apply Changes to make the changes.
To change the date and time for all selected files to the same date and time, tap Edit next to the date and time. Choose the date and time from the calendar that you would like to change all files to. When you're done, tap Apply Changes. Please keep in mind that this will overwrite any previous dates that may have existed on your files.
To change the location for all selected files to the same location, tap Add next to Locations. Type in a location, then select the correct location from the list. Please keep in mind that this will replace all existing locations associated with the selected files. When you're ready, tap Set Location to save the location.