After a long development phase a new stable release of KRename is available for download. KRename is a powerful batch file renamer for KDE, which can be used to rename lots of files at once. Thus it is a great help in managing your digital images or your music collection. In 3.0.0 we focused not only on adding new features but also on increasing the overall usability of the application.
Besides doing the usual stuff, like changing filenames to lower case or appending numbers to them, KRename uses Konqueror's file plugins to access meta data such as ID3 tags of MP3 or Ogg Vorbis files or EXIF tags of JPEG images from your digital camera. If you want to see KRename's capabilities you might want to check out our screenshot section.
The most important improvement in this release could only happen thanks to the KDE Usability Project. We got many good suggestions and tips for improvements from their mailing list. Those suggestions were added to KRename and made using it really easy compared to previous versions. A new beginners mode was added. Using this mode you can rename your files without having to know KRename's renaming syntax. The overall GUI was cleaned up. We added an automatic undo function. Using this undo, you can undo your renaming operation immediately in case something went wrong. Additionally many smaller improvements were made.
Finally there is also documentation for KRename. The PDF documentation describes both user modes of KRename and contains lots of examples for different task you might encounter in your daily life.
And last but not least we improved KDE integration of KRename. KRename can now handle remote files thanks to KIO slaves. Renaming files on a remote server using fish:// or even ftp:// is no problem anymore! Controlling KRename from the command line is now possible, too, thanks to our DCOP interface.
Besides the above mentioned changes we were able to fix lots of bugs, increase KRename's speed and add some more new features. You can find a complete change log on our webpage www.krename.net as well as the downloads.