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Rename a folder of images using Tkinter
  • Last Updated : 29 Dec, 2020

Prerequisites: Python GUI – tkinter, os.listdir() method, os.rename() method

In this article, the task is to rename a batch of images using Python. Now say given n images in a folder having random names. For example, consider the images below:

Now the requirement is to rename them in ordered fashion and appending their original dimensions of respective image like image-0-362x326, image-1-351x414, …and so on. Doing this manually would be a tedious task but this target can be achieved using the rename() and listdir() methods in os module.

rename() method

In Python 3, rename() method is used to rename a file or directory. This method is a part of the os module and comes extremely handy.

Syntax: os.rename(src, dst)

src: It is the source address of the file to be renamed
dst: It is thw destination with the new name.

listdir() method

The listdir method lists out all the content of a given directory.

Syntax: list = os.listdir(‘Src’)

Src: It is the source to be listed out

The following code will do the job for us. Using the Tkinter module it will ask for the folder path in which all the images are stored. It traverses through the lists of all the images in xyz folder, defines the destination (dst), and source (src) addresses and renames using rename() method.

Below is the implementation.

# Python 3 code to rename multiple image
# files in a directory or folder 
import os  
from tkinter import messagebox
import cv2
from tkinter import filedialog
from tkinter import * 
height1 = 0
width1 = 0
# Function to select folder to rename images
def get_folder_path():
    root = Tk()
    folder_selected = filedialog.askdirectory()
    return folder_selected
# Function to rename multiple files
def submit():
    source = src_dir.get()
    global width1
    global height1
    input_folder = get_folder_path()
    i = 0
    for img_file in os.listdir(input_folder):
        file_name = os.path.splitext(img_file)[0]
        extension = os.path.splitext(img_file)[1]
        if extension == '.jpg':
            src = os.path.join(input_folder, img_file)
            img = cv2.imread(src)
            h, w, c = img.shape
            dst = source + '-' + str(i) + '-' + str(w) + "x" + str(h) + ".jpg"
            dst = os.path.join(input_folder, dst)
            # rename() function will rename all the files
            os.rename(src, dst)
            i += 1
    messagebox.showinfo("Done", "All files renamed successfully !!")
# Driver Code
if __name__ == '__main__':
    top = Tk()
    top.title("Image Files Renamer")
    top.configure(background ="Dark grey")
    # For Input Label
    input_path = Label(top, 
                       text ="Enter Name to Rename files:",
                       bg ="Dark grey").place(x = 40, y = 60)
    # For Input Textbox
    src_dir = StringVar()
    input_path_entry_area = Entry(top,
                                  textvariable = src_dir,
                                  width = 50).place(x = 40, y = 100)
     # For submit button
    submit_button = Button(top, 
                           text ="Submit",
                           command = submit).place(x = 200, y = 150)

Output :

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