Lightroom: Add Filename+Sequence-1; Incorrect Rename of Photos in LR3

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Adobe Lightroom 3 consistently does not rename my photos correctly. When you use the Library Module>F2-Rename Dialog, the images do not rename according to my personal preset specifications. One example is my personal default preset: Name, Location_yyyymmdd_nnn.ext (Snowfall, Jonesborough TN_20101216_001.dng). After executing the rename, my images rename Snowfall, Jonesborough TN_20101216_001-1.dng, and Snowfall, Jonesborough TN_20101216_002-1.dng etc. for as many photos as are listed. Sometimes it will skip a photo and rename it correctly, then start up again with incorrect renames. I check the folder in Windows Explorer to quickly determine the actual name of the image. There are no duplicate images present for LR to implement its -1 rename. The only workaround that I have found is to F2+Enter at least 2x before checking in Windows Explorer to verify the rename. Please report this as a bug.
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Claire Salvail

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Posted 6 years ago

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jdv, Champion

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Well, "-xxx" is standard way of doing a retry when saving out files, so there was a duplicate of some sort at some time. It might be a timing issue of some sort.

Are you writing these files to a regular, local filesystem? That is, we should know if you are storing the source images on a special or network filesystem or not.
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Rob Cole

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I have same problem in Lr4 occasionally (appending -D uniqueness suffix when not warranted). Seems like Lr bug to me (e.g. nothing about file-system explains it, and no dup in catalog), but I couldn't prove it right now.
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Claire Salvail

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I am certain that there was no duplication as I checked prior to the rename. I am writing these files to and from the local hard drive.
I have done some troubleshooting and this is a bug. I checked and there is no place to report bugs for consumer products such as Photoshop et.al. at Adobe only for some of their developer product sites.
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I believe you, and agree - I've had it happen too.

I think sometimes people who've never had it happen, assume people who have had it happen are not aware of some duplicate or such that is causing it, but I've checked for dups too when it happened, and there were none (not in catalog, nor on disk).

PS - this *is* the official bug report for it. Adobe occasionally acknowledges when bug reports are moved from this site to their internal bug database, but don't expect it anytime soon - Adobe: please prove me wrong.
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Claire Salvail

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Thanks for your support Rob.
I was in applications support, user support, computer security, web engineering and software engineering positions with a large oil and gas company for 22 years. Adobe...I do know a bug when I see it. Your bug reporting system for consumer image and graphic design applications is completely lacking in customer support. A forum is NOT the place to report bugs! For shame!