Suppose I had about 500 .JPG and .jpg files in my folder "c:\images\". How to ask Mathematica to load all the .jpg and .JPG file names then make a case insensitive sorted list out of them, say {"butterfly.jpg", "Fish.jpg", "marilyn.jpg", "Rabbit.JPG"... }, and finally rename the files in the folder as:

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fnameLst = FileNameTake/@ 
 FileNames[{"*.jpg", "*.JPG", "*.jpeg", "*.JPEG"}, "c:\\images", Infinity]

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This should do the trick.

(*Import file names and generate output names*)
folder = "C:\\images\\";
fnameLst = Sort[FileNameTake /@ FileNames[{"*.jpg", "*.JPG", "*.jpeg", "*.JPEG"}, folder, 
fnameNewLst = "img_" <> IntegerString[#, 10, 3] <> ".jpg" & /@ Range[Length@fnameLst];

(*Rename files*)
RenameFile[folder <> #[[1]], folder <> #[[2]]] & /@ Transpose[{fnameLst, fnameNewLst}]
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    $\begingroup$ The built-in IntegerString will do what your NumberPad is doing. $\endgroup$
    – wxffles
    Sep 4, 2014 at 2:17
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, I didn't know about IntegerString. I'll edit my answer. $\endgroup$
    – paw
    Sep 4, 2014 at 2:19
  • $\begingroup$ paw, I see room for what I feel are improvements to this (good) answer. May I edit your post or would you prefer that I post separately? $\endgroup$
    – Mr.Wizard
    Sep 24, 2014 at 6:45
  • $\begingroup$ Feel free to edit my post senpai. Every edit that improves an answer is welcome, isn't this the philosophy of SE? $\endgroup$
    – paw
    Sep 24, 2014 at 14:31

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