Automated image numbering

Brand Toolbox can automatically and sequentially number images, so there is no need to individually and manually name the files.

Having the system automatically generate image numbers prevents duplicate image filenames from entering the system. It also keeps a consistent naming convention that suits your individual filenaming taxonomies.

Note that the feature can be turned off, and uploading images will keep the existing uploaded filenames.

To automatically and sequentially number images

  1. In the Media > BT Image library folder, select the Library Settings tab. 
  2. Check ‘Yes’ next to the ‘Should images be renamed per convention below?checkbox (see visual below).

    Brand Toolbox Version 3.1 Image Library Automated Image Numbering

Please note the following settings regarding automatic image numbering:

Library Settings Description

Should images be renamed per convention below?

If unchecked, original uploaded filenames will be kept. 

If checked, images will be numbered per the additional settings below. Note that the original uploaded filename is recorded by the solution and searchable.

Note: Administrator must first configure setting in ‘PhotoLibrary.config’.

Photo ID Prefix

Choose a prefix for your images. Eg. enter ‘IM’ if you would like your images to be numbered:

IM000003 etc.

Note that if the field is left blank, ‘BT’ will be added automatically.

Last Used Photo ID

This ID number is automatically updated as each new image is uploaded. It should not be altered.

If uploading your image library for the first time, the number can be reset to ‘1’ to restart numbering.

Photo ID Length

If automated numbering is turned on, you can choose how many digits are included in the image number.

Note that the overal ‘Photo ID Length’ includes the ‘Photo ID Prefix’ length.

Default Category

By default, images that don't have keywords matching any other categories or that aren’t manually assigned categories will appear in the ‘Miscellaneous’ category. 

If you would like ‘stray’ images to be placed in another category, select the new category from the 2nd level (Image Gallery Album) category in the ‘Content’ section.