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Ecbz
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iPhone photo rename flow

Hi there

Regards to all

Just discovered flow app last night and I’ll be using it, but I wondered if a couple of things are possible.

I take about twenty pictures a day with my iPhone or iPad, and I’d like to auto rename the pictures with an auto number starting at one and then the postcode and the address

I’ve found a flow which does some of these - takes a picture and renames it with the address and uploads to OneDrive.

Would it be possible to add dynamic auto numbering, pic 1 is 1, pic 2 is 2 etc,

And

Can the photos be saved to the native file folders on an iPhone so I can upload later?

Any help gratefully appreciated.

All the best,

B
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Brad_Groux
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@Ecbz wrote:

Would it be possible to add dynamic auto numbering, pic 1 is 1, pic 2 is 2 etc,

Can the photos be saved to the native file folders on an iPhone so I can upload later?

You could create a dynamic numbering system with Flow, such as creating an incremental variable using a loop, while comparing with logical expressions. You also may be able to create a Logic-based Function for more control and functionality. 

For saving or renaming photos on an iPhone? Flow relies on pre-built and/or custom connectors, and there is no Apple or iTunes connector. Before manipulating the photos you'd need to get them on to a platform that has a connector, like OneDrive, SharePoint, Google Drive, Box, DropBox, etc. 

If this reply has answered your question or solved your issue, please mark this question as answered. Answered questions helps users in the future who may have the same issue or question quickly find a resolution via search. If you liked my response, please consider giving it a thumbs up. THANKS!

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@Ecbz wrote:
Great thanks - okay a supplementary question -

Could you run a flow on files in a onedrive folder and rename them from the geotag/meta location info?

I’m in remote areas, so uploading isn’t always an option immediately.

@Ecbz wrote:
Or

Alternatively name the file based on a name in a spreadsheet (I’m thinking and looking at how you could actually select the name from the spreadsheet)

All of this is theoretically possible with Flow, using everything I outlined in the first post. The OneDrive connector has Get file metadata capabilities and the Excel Onlien connector has Get a row capabilities

If this reply has answered your question or solved your issue, please mark this question as answered. Answered questions helps users in the future who may have the same issue or question quickly find a resolution via search. If you liked my response, please consider giving it a thumbs up. THANKS!

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Brad_Groux
Super User II
Super User II


@Ecbz wrote:

Would it be possible to add dynamic auto numbering, pic 1 is 1, pic 2 is 2 etc,

Can the photos be saved to the native file folders on an iPhone so I can upload later?

You could create a dynamic numbering system with Flow, such as creating an incremental variable using a loop, while comparing with logical expressions. You also may be able to create a Logic-based Function for more control and functionality. 

For saving or renaming photos on an iPhone? Flow relies on pre-built and/or custom connectors, and there is no Apple or iTunes connector. Before manipulating the photos you'd need to get them on to a platform that has a connector, like OneDrive, SharePoint, Google Drive, Box, DropBox, etc. 

If this reply has answered your question or solved your issue, please mark this question as answered. Answered questions helps users in the future who may have the same issue or question quickly find a resolution via search. If you liked my response, please consider giving it a thumbs up. THANKS!

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Great thanks - okay a supplementary question -

Could you run a flow on files in a onedrive folder and rename them from the geotag/meta location info?

I’m in remote areas, so uploading isn’t always an option immediately.

Or

Alternatively name the file based on a name in a spreadsheet (I’m thinking and looking at how you could actually select the name from the spreadsheet)


@Ecbz wrote:
Great thanks - okay a supplementary question -

Could you run a flow on files in a onedrive folder and rename them from the geotag/meta location info?

I’m in remote areas, so uploading isn’t always an option immediately.

@Ecbz wrote:
Or

Alternatively name the file based on a name in a spreadsheet (I’m thinking and looking at how you could actually select the name from the spreadsheet)

All of this is theoretically possible with Flow, using everything I outlined in the first post. The OneDrive connector has Get file metadata capabilities and the Excel Onlien connector has Get a row capabilities

If this reply has answered your question or solved your issue, please mark this question as answered. Answered questions helps users in the future who may have the same issue or question quickly find a resolution via search. If you liked my response, please consider giving it a thumbs up. THANKS!

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