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192 Points

Thu, Sep 12, 2013 4:04 AM

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Lightroom: Ability to Export with custom names & index numbers

Lightroom export should include the option to "Custom Name" the images with their Index Number. Not just image number & sequence numbers. So when I retouch 25 images I can quickly select them and export them with their index numbers: 011_photo,125_photo, 347_photo, for example. This example assumes I was exporting image #11, #125 & #347. Hope this makes sense. This would very incredibly value to me, and others.

I don't rename the images. Too much time-shifting involved, with 4-camera shoots, to make this feasible. It makes sense that we should be able to stamp the images' index numbers into their final names upon export. At least to me it does...

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192 Points

7 years ago

I found another link where someone was looking for this same functionality. Years ago: http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thr...

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102 Points

5 years ago

yes. that would be great!

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192 Points

5 years ago

Glad to see I'm not alone! :) But how I've got around this — since I've had no option but to implement a workaround — is to take the collection that holds the images in question and rename those files. So, I may have started with 1,000 shots, made 600 rejects and delivered a pool of 400. I'll do a quick rename of just those 400 shots. Sequence them: 001_filename - 400_filename.

Then I can easily find those "18 shots" that need retouching, or are destined for an album, etc. I'll re-export those shots and use "filename" as part of the nomenclature.

Not as elegant as spitting it STRAIGHT out with the "index" number. There's an extra step. But—it works.

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94 Points

4 years ago

I don't understand how Index number is not an exportable field!!! Come on guys! I don't have my files re-named, and on top of that even if i did re-name them at the outset, i would be doing a lot of sorting and re-sorting within the collection. Because I can't export the index number in the file name, I have to do a huge workaround where I export them, then re-import them, then apply the color labels, then export them AGAIN. Please implement this feature!

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102 Points

a year ago

c'mon adobe! it is already years ago since that! when does the feature come?
i can explain you why. for example: i want my photos for a book in different sizes but in the same row than i sorted them in lightroom. and since indesign cannot automatically size them within a picture frame it causes a lot of work for, in my eyes, something that could be solved by software already. and adobe products cost enough to be perfect. so please: do it. thank you.

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This forum has the option to vote for a feature request. That way Adobe can see if many people would like that, or if this is just something very few people would be interested in. Adobe cannot possibly honor every single request that people can come up with. That would make Lightroom 'bloatware' full of features hardly anybody uses. And Adobe does not have unlimited resources. New features do not add themselves.

Look at the number of votes this request has gotten over those six years, and then draw your own conclusion...

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

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1.8K Points

a year ago

Index is not very reliable. As soon as you change the sort by, or add a photo or delete a photo, or even stac k some of them the index will change.
What I do when I have this need (have an other application see the file in the same order I've displayed in LR), instead of renaming the origina file as Kevin does, I rename the file at export, using a similar rename rule that add the sequence number counter in front of the file name.
That way filenames reflect the display order, but original filenames are not changed.

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102 Points

a year ago

thank you. what is the name of the program who recognizes the same order?

because now, when you want to design a photo book in indesign, it would be a great feature to directly export the right size of each photo without having to change the size within indesign. like this you could sort all the photos in lightroom and then directly export all the landscapes which are the same size and all the portrait format pictures in another size and still have them in the correct order afterwords. now you must enter always the first number to sort. but if you have, lets say 2 portraits, one landscape and then another time two portraits, you need to export first 2 portraits, then one landscape and then again the two portraits after that landscape, instead of all landscapes at once (sorted by the indexnumber) and then all landscapes (also sorted by the indexnumber).
then you switch to indesign. command+D and then mark all the exported pictures and just put them one by one into indesign. correct a little and finished is the book.

you understand?


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a year ago

If in LR you sort your photos by "Ratio L/H" (or is it "Ratio L/W" in english?) instead of -say- "Capture time", then you'll have all the portraits photos, followed by all the landscapes photos.
Then you export all these photos at once, adding a renaming rule in export that will name the exported files with the sequence number in front of the original filename.
As a conequence, if you sort the file in the export folder by filename, they will be in same order than in LR and InDesign should import them in this order.

Or didn't I understand correctly what you are trying to achieve?