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530 Points

Tue, Nov 24, 2020 12:55 AM

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Lightroom Classic: Custom Filename Template Editor doesn't have option to use the Smart Collection Name for a Published Service

You can create smart collections and folders for a collection service so that in theory you can publish smart collections.

If you are attempting to construct a file upload name that is based on the smart folder name, there is currently no template option that can extract the name of the smart folder the image is contained in.

Filename Template Editor provides a Folder Name but that is the original folder name in the library.

This is require because it seems the published service only has one set of settings so you need to create the name from a template.

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32 Messages

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476 Points

2 months ago

Have you tried clicking on the Collection name and selecting "rename", CTL-C copying it, then aborting - not doing the rename? The Collection name is now on your clipboard, from which you can copy it anywhere you please.

33 Messages

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530 Points

Thanks for the suggestion, Don.

If you have 100+ smart collections to work with you really don't want to be copying and pasting. But the way the publishing service works with smart collections, you have one global template that is used to name the exported files. So every smart collection under the published service has to conform to the same naming convention.

Templates could be a lot smarter. If they knew the name of the current smart collection, you could rename in a sensible way that is meaningful to the customer.