As a rough guideline, administrators usually require editors to have made between 1,000 and 1,500 useful non-botlike edits or can show a large amount of justified renaming requests at the Commons before they will consider granting the filemover right.
I spend a lot of time cleaning up artwork image files, converting them to use proper templates and licenses, adding data, as well as categorization; and I frequently find images that are incorrectly named. I have nearly 6000 edits across all projects, and I was awarded autopatroller status without requesting it. Thank you. Laura1822 (talk) 20:21, 10 December 2013 (UTC)