Bridge Batch Rename ScreenshotI'm using a template PSD to crop large batches of ecom images and then exporting my layers to TIFF files. Only problem is Photoshop insists on putting a prefix in front of each file name--even if I leave that field blank it autofills it starting with 0000. It's impossible to batch rename them after the fact because they all have unique style numbers, and going back through and deleting the prefix is incredibly annoying when it's a large group of images.

I have seen advice online saying to delete a line of code from the Layers To Files script, but I don't seem to be able to do that because I'm on a work computer and those files are locked.

Is there any way around this, or is there an alternative method I can use to batch export layers to TIFF files that will use the layer name as the file name?

  • Can you include the script?
    – Welz
    Mar 27, 2019 at 20:49

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If you have Adobe Bridge that makes it very easy to batch rename the files using Batch Rename and some REGEX.

Using String Substitution with REGEX this is what I would do:

Find: ^_\d{4}_

Replace: leave blank

Courtesy of Regex101

^ asserts position at start of a line
_ matches the character _
\d matches any digit equal to 0-9
{4} Quantifier — Matches exactly 4 times
_ matches the character _



  • The problem is that the prefix is sequenced (0000, 0001, 0002, etc), and I don't seem to be able to tell Bridge to just delete the first 6 characters. I'm not sure what ^\d{4} is, but I figured maybe that was a workaround to do exactly what I just said--so I tested it (^\d{6} in my case, for 6 characters), but it did not change anything.
    – Sabina
    Mar 27, 2019 at 21:40
  • ^ means the start of the string, \d means any numeric character (0-9) and {4} is a quantifier - how many times it's repeated.
    – Welz
    Mar 27, 2019 at 21:42
  • @Sabina can you do it with {6} and then click on Preview and take a screenshot and upload that here?
    – Welz
    Mar 27, 2019 at 21:43
  • @Sabina make sure you also selected the Use Regular Expression box when you entered that regex string.
    – Welz
    Mar 27, 2019 at 21:49
  • Don't seem to be able to add pictures to comments, so I edited my original question to include a screenshot. Thanks!
    – Sabina
    Mar 27, 2019 at 21:57

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