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Format Tags

Many functions in Flash Renamer support format tags. A format tag is a special word that tells Flash Renamer to replace it with something else, usually related to the file currently being processed. Here is an example:

Here, <size> is the tag. When running this in Flash Renamer it will become something like this: As you can see, <size> has been replaced with the actual size of the file!

Tags are always enclosed in < and >. You can see where you are allowed to use tags by looking for a small button with an arrow. Click on the button to open up a menu with all the available tags:


Click on the "link" in the global options to open the Setup Parts window:

Parts allows you to tell Flash Renamer how your filenames are structured. This is done by separating the different parts with characters that are common to your filenames. In the image above you can see that the parts have been defined as <%1>-<%2>. There is also a preview that shows you what your parts will translate to when used on a filename.

When defining the parts you should look for sections of your filenames that are common to all the filenames that you want to rename. The above example would for example work on all filenames that have a - in the middle.

    Click on the magic wand button to automatically detect the parts of the filename that is selected in the preview box!

When you have defined your parts you can use them as tags in functions. For example you can use them to rearrange filenames. Here is a typical example:

The part are available in all functions that support tags. To rearrange filenames like above you can use the Free Format function.


Format Tag Reference

Audio Metadata Tag Reference

Image Metadata Tag Reference