Lightroom: ‘Print to File’ using default file name + ‘Identity Plate’ style per file

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I have created a standard page size and added a stroke border and selected 250 files into a collection. This then provides me with the format I require to be sent to a print house – using ‘Print to File’; however it renames every file into a sequence. Once these 250 photographs have been returned from the printers it’s a mammoth task to realign the Lightroom generated sequence names with the actual file names, especially to make adjustments etc.
(The Library Export does not allow batch saving with, say stroke borders).
Could you please consider allowing an option of ‘Print to File’ using the default name – it would make life so much easier.
One additional request would be to allow an ‘Identity Plate’ style text, with free formatting and positioning to be available for each print, or batch of prints.
Thanks...
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Posted 8 years ago

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Geoff Walker, Champion

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Rod, I agree with the file naming from Print to Jpeg but have you looked at Tim Armes Mogrify Plug-In which allows for what you want in the interim?
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There's a related request here: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh... which may be of interest. I haven't merged them as they are primarily asking for different functionality, but a user interested in one may also like the other.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: Ability to use the original filename when using the [Print to File..] ....

I have a portrait and landscape template from Smugmug that produces my image surrounded by a black border, slightly larger than the image. I can then output my identity plate on the black border (centered, bottom). I then upload the jpg's to my Smugmug account. I have no idea how to match the jpg image with my original image since a sequence is used when creating the jpg files. It would be helpful to have the jpg's named the same as the original file used.

The process I use always involves many files at one time and never used for a single file (where I could rename the jpg easily). Just too many files to get it done this way.

Not exclusive to Smugmug, used for other reasons, as well.