Lightroom: Display entire filename in Loupe view, PLEASE!!!

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In Lightroom, in the Loupe view I would like to be able to display the entire filename. My suggestion would be to allow me to set the font size and that Lightroom doesn't cut off the filename or at least allows me to set the size of the filename display field as large as I want (up to 50 characters or so). Currently the name is cut off and replaced with ellipses "...".

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Rob Cole

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Have you checked whether Jeffrey Friedl's configurator can address this?

http://regex.info/Lightroom/Config

I'd vote for more flexibility in customizing the info display (this should be an Idea, not a Question).

Rob
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Thanks for your comments. I have tried the regex configuration tool but it does not change the font size in question. I have posted my request to Jeffrey's site.

Cheers,

Michael
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I gave my vote for more flexibility in defining the info, and the general principle of not truncating filenames and paths if possible...

>I'm still looking for the solution.

A solution if you aren't willing to wait for Adobe or Jeffrey Friedl, is to move the "Remember 68 Protest" part of the filename to metadata, e.g. title.

It won't allow you to have any more information displayed, since title is not an info option, but at least you won't have the truncation +...

Granted, easier said than done, since present renaming support may not accommodate. You may be stuck until Lr4 (hopefully no longer than that).

I saw this coming and renamed all my files before building the Lightroom catalog way back when, but I'm due for another rename too, pending support in Lr4 and/or its SDK.
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I appreciate your empathy. Let's keep our fingers crossed. Perhaps I'll sacrifice an old roll of film to the Adobe gods to increase the changes of this making the feature list!