Python script to rename images

I like to collect images for my desktop background, the problem is sometimes the image names don’t represent what the image is. I decided to write a script that reads a text file that contains the source of the images (folders stored in the Pictures directory under the Userprofile (windows)) to be renamed.

The full path to the folder listed below are:

C:\Users\Kiska\Pictures\Landscape C:\Users\Kiska\Pictures\Batman 

Rather than have the user type the useprofile path every time they want to add a folder to the list, the class does it for them, they just provide the sub directory to be processed.

Source (.txt):

Landscape Batman

def verify_parent_directory(parent: str) -> None:     parent = parent.strip()     path_without_drive_letter = parent[2:]      _determine_if_drive_letter_is_valid(file_path=parent)     _check_if_string_ends_with_slash(string_to_validate=path_without_drive_letter)      if len(path_without_drive_letter) > 2:         _check_for_invalid_characters(string_to_validate=path_without_drive_letter)   def verify_subdirectory(subdirectory: str) -> None:     subdirectory = subdirectory.strip()     _check_if_string_starts_with_slash(string_to_validate=subdirectory)     _check_for_invalid_characters(string_to_validate=subdirectory)     _check_if_string_ends_with_slash(string_to_validate=subdirectory)   def _determine_if_drive_letter_is_valid(file_path: str):     drive_letter_with_colon = file_path[:2]      if not drive_letter_with_colon[0].isalpha():         raise TypeError("Drive Letter is invalid.")      if drive_letter_with_colon[1] != ":":         raise ValueError(f"Second element is invalid. Character(s): {drive_letter_with_colon[1]}")   def _check_for_invalid_characters(string_to_validate : str):      """     Determine if the string contains forbidden elements.      Raises a ValueError if any forbidden character is found.      Args:         string_to_validate : str - The string we're going to test.     """      forbidden_characters = ["<", ">", ":", "/", '"', "|", "?", "*", "\\"]      for forbidden_character in forbidden_characters:         if forbidden_character in string_to_validate:             raise ValueError(f"Invalid characters in path. Character(s): {forbidden_character}")   def _check_if_string_starts_with_slash(string_to_validate : str):     if string_to_validate.startswith("\"):         raise ValueError("Invalid characters in path. Character(s): \")   def _check_if_string_ends_with_slash(string_to_validate : str):     if string_to_validate.endswith("\"):         raise ValueError("Invalid characters in path. Character(s): \") 

I created the above module because I might have more projects that require validation of paths.

import pathutilities import os   class Folder:      def __init__(self, parent: str, subdirectory: str):         pathutilities.verify_parent_directory(parent=parent)         pathutilities.verify_subdirectory(subdirectory=subdirectory)          self._parent = parent         self._subdirectory = subdirectory      @property     def parent(self):         return self._parent      @property     def subdirectory(self):         return self._subdirectory      def construct_path(self) -> str :         return os.path.join(self._parent, self._subdirectory)      def __eq__(self, other):         if isinstance(other, Folder):             return (self.parent, self.subdirectory) == (other.parent, other.subdirectory)         return NotImplemented      def __hash__(self):         return hash((self._parent, self._subdirectory))

from Folder import Folder import os import shutil   class Repository:      def __init__(self, source: Folder, destination: Folder):         if source == destination:             raise ValueError("Source folder cannot be the destination folder")         self._source = source         self._destination = destination      def copy_files_with(self, extension: str):         if extension.startswith("."):             raise ValueError("extension doesn't require a period")          source = self._source.construct_path()         destination = self._destination.construct_path()         number_of_images_in_source = self._get_number_of_images_in_directory(directory=source)          if number_of_images_in_source:             print(f"Copying images from Recent Questions - Code Review Stack Exchange to {destination}\nNumber of images: {number_of_images_in_source}")             os.makedirs(destination, exist_ok=True)              number_of_images_in_destination = self._get_number_of_images_in_directory(directory=destination) + 1              for number, image in enumerate(os.listdir(source), start=number_of_images_in_destination):                 if image.endswith(extension) or image.endswith(extension.upper()):                     source_image = os.path.join(source, image)                     destination_image = os.path.join(destination,                                                      self._construct_destination_string(current_number=number,                                                                                         extension=extension))                     print(f"Copying {source_image} to {destination_image}")                     shutil.move(source_image, destination_image)         else:             print("No images to copy")      def _get_number_of_images_in_directory(self, directory: str) -> int:         return len(os.listdir(directory))      def _construct_destination_string(self, current_number, extension):         return "{0}_{1}.{2}".format(self._source.subdirectory.lower().replace(" ","_"), current_number, extension)

import sys import os from Folder import Folder from Repository import Repository   def main():      try:          source = "{0}\{1}".format(os.getenv("USERPROFILE"), "Pictures")         destination = "R:\Pictures"          source_list = "source.txt"          with open(source_list) as folders_from_source:             for subfolder in folders_from_source:                 subfolder = subfolder.strip()                 source_folder = Folder(parent=source, subdirectory=subfolder)                 destination_folder = Folder(parent=destination, subdirectory=subfolder)                 repository = Repository(source=source_folder, destination=destination_folder)                 repository.copy_files_with(extension="jpg")      except (TypeError, ValueError, FileExistsError) as error:         print(error)     finally:         sys.exit()   if __name__ == '__main__':     main() 

Suppose there were two images in each of the source folders, it will rename them like this:

landscape_1.jpg landscape_2.jpg  batman_1.jpg batman_2.jpg 

Areas of Concern:

  • Is my code clean? Descriptive variable and method methods, small classes and at least for me, it’s easy to follow.

  • I didn’t include docstrings to save space, but I’m well aware I should include them.

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