Bridge: Changes image names to numeric values when generating gallery

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I used Bridge to generate a gallery - to create thumbnails to pull into another application using a database. I do this twice a year, and had no problem in April. This time, Bridge changed all the file names to numbers, so it's impossible for me to (1) update the database efficiently to use the thumbnail file name, (2) replace one image if I need to replace it, or just crop it differently, (3) identify the source of multiples of the same original image.
I fortunately have a very old PC with old Photoshop, but this lost me a couple hours of time yesterday.
Please change it back. I read the post from Teresa (9/20), and the rationale about duplicate file names in subfolders. When I have duplicate file names in different subfolders, I can deal with it, but having numeric random file names will not help me solve that problem. Duplicates would I have the same photo in two places, and it's going to be really hard to figure out their names to research and correct the problem at its source.
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Mary Wickersham

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Thanks for your reply, Jeffrey. It was helpful to read others' posts about the problem. The only solution offered in the forum "Bridge: Changes image names to numeric values when generating gallery", does not appear to have been officially tested by Adobe?

What's Adobe's plan to return the file naming convention to the true file name? (And, retain the metadata - I hadn't noticed that problem until the read the posts. Yikes.)

I think I have enough info to give it a try when I can set aside time, but this is costing me hours of time. Assuming the patch provided works, I will be hesitant to upgrade to the next release without a permanent fix (or selection option).
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The Bridge team is investigating it but I don't have an specifics at this time.
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Hey Mary, actually you are not the only one who stuck in the issue caused by the file renaming. Your voice is representing the real users which is very important to the Bridge team.
Bridge team had an internal discussion on it, if there is no exceptions, this issue will be fixed in CS6 as we expected.

We appreciate your valuable feedback.

Alan Zheng
Bridge Team QE
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Thanks, Alan, that's potentially good news. When will you know the final decision on this issue?
Also, does that mean I'll need to upgrade to CS6 to get functionality I lost with CS5?
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As per we discussed with Bridge Developer Team, the decision is that this issue will be fixed before the official release of CS6, while the exact time for bug fixing is not quite clear now, please just be patient. :)
Yes, that means you will need to upgrade to CS6, after that no image files will be renamed when you generate the web galleries.
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Mary Wickersham

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Great!
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Hi Mary,

Can you try this in the CS6 beta available on Labs?

http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/ph...