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Wed, Jan 17, 2018 9:14 PM

Lightroom: Export Filename: Remove suffix, keep prefix

I want to keep a file's original prefix when renaming during an export.

Export > File Naming > Edit -- I only see the option to select a file's suffix.

Example - Original Filenames:

When I do the export and save to a new folder, I want the files to be renamed as:

Is that possible?




3.1K Messages


56.1K Points

3 years ago

I don't think so. For Lightroom, your file name is simply a name with nine characters. So what you would need to do is say 'use the first four characters only' and that does not exist in the renaming options.

Johan W. Elzenga,

Adobe Administrator


15.1K Messages


288.4K Points

3 years ago

If you have Bridge, you could do it with a regular expression \_.*$ and the batch rename command:

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

253 Messages


3.3K Points

3 years ago

In LR, there is no possibility to extract a prefix out of the original file name that have bee generated by th camera.