AppleScript: Change the company name!

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AppleScript: Change the company name!

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Yet another massive example on how to extend the power of NeoFinder with AppleScript!

This time, we provide a search and replace tool for metadata fields, for example when you need to change the company name in the copyright notes of all your photos.

For example when your CEO spontaneously decides to change the company name from "Amazing Inc." to the boring (sic!) but new name "Xyz Inc.", and you must replace the Copyright text in ALL your hundereds of thousands of photos immediately.

old company name.jpg
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This can't simply be done by just overwriting that field in all files with the XMP Editor in the Inspector of NeoFinder, as the Copyright string may be very different for each file, like "Copyright by Amazing Inc. 2021" or "© Amazing Inc. All Rights Reserved" for other files, or such.

So we have written an AppleScript to do the hard work for you.

after replace.jpg
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And next week, when your CEO has yet another new company name in store, just sit back, relax, and let the Script run again. ... AndReplace

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