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112 Points

Tue, Feb 4, 2020 9:24 PM

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Lightroom Classic: Add export option for Original case on extension

In Lightroom Classic CC, in Export Settings, under File Naming, I would like to request that an additional option under Extensions be added. Currently you have Lowercase and Uppercase options. I would like an option for Original.

I work with a professional photo lab, and we would like to utilize Lightroom Classic as a viable alternative for batch image correction of our customer's orders. There are very few options on the market for labs, and Lightroom would be a strong contender if this change could be implemented. The only downside is that it is missing this one feature.

The issue is as follows:

Varying file types (jpegs, pngs, tiffs) are received by the lab. We have found that jpegs and pngs are coming in with varying cases (lower and upper), sometimes within a single order. Since our ordering system server (which sends images to the printer) requires the file type to match in its entirety from what was received originally, color correction of images through Lightroom Classic fails due to mis-matching of file case when getting to the printing stage via our ordering system server. (Additional understanding of our ordering system server may be required to fully understand the issue.)

If you need additional information to better understand my request, please let me know.

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9.4K Points

10 months ago

Why?
An extension does not matter if it is upper case or lower case. Both Windows and MacOS, OS X, see it as the same extension. It makes No difference to how the file displays, how it is listed, the order it is listed in, in a File manger or in LR.
They are all still listed as JPG files




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That is correct. However, I am trying to pair this workflow our printing system's workflow. Our software receives the images and can send them directly to a printer. If I want to add in a color correction to the images received, then the images must remain the same name for the printing system to still recognize it for printing.   

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Again, this is functioning within a lab. Our lab handles all sorts of images from our customer's, to include jpgs, pngs, tiffs, etc. Lightroom can certainly import and edit varying image types. It can even export as the same file type and name it was originally imported in as. However, it does not currently allow for the file extension case to match the original. This is a problem, as our printing system requires that the file naming match in it's entirety.

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And it DOES NOT Need to. A jpg and a JPG are exactly the same type, kind, format file. You need to talk to your printing person. They will tell you the exact same thing. If they don't then you need to find a new printing service. 
A JPG/jpg is Not a TIF/tif or a PNG/png or a DNG/dng.

Just like a MS Word DOCX and a docx are exactly the same. 

This is more about vanity than anything else. " I want all my files to look the same".

610 Messages

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9.4K Points

You know what both Windows, All versions, and Mac OS X have a setting that is on by default that will HIDE the Extension of Known File Types.

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112 Points

Thanks for your feedback. Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like you are familiar with DP2, ROES, Labtricity, etc., which are all lab utility softwares that receive images for printing on a large scale, and disseminate them to multiple printers. Thanks for trying though!

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Why?
Amanda explained why.
And it DOES NOT Need to.
Once again, Amanda explained that this is a requirement of their lab system. It has nothing to do with the OS.

Seems there are at least three solutions:

1. Change the lab system's software to make it less strict on filename case. There might be good reasons why the system works as it does. It might not be possible to get this changed.

2. Manually change the filename extensions back to their original case after export by Lr Classic. Not very efficient.

3. Add the requested option to Lr Classic. Not very difficult for the Adobe developers and satisfies the customer.

Tony

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Thanks, Tony. You understand precisely. I have already explored options 1 and 2, and am now here at 3. Looking for some hope.

-Amanda