Lightroom Classic: Show photo number on the filmstrip

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It would be nice to have the file number that I'm editing in the filmstrip. Today, LR shows how mnay photos there are in the filmstrip, how many are selected and the photo name, like this: 50 photos / 1 selected / _XXXXX.NEF.

The problem is that I know how many photos there are in the filmstrip (50 in this example), but I don't know which photo I'm editing. It would be nice if there were one more information, something like Photo 10 of 50 / 1 selected /_XXXXX.NEF. This would help me know how many photos I have edited in the selectionn and how many more I still have to edit.
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If you number your image files sequentially, after culling the trash of course, pressing Ctrl+I will display the filename, along with the date and timestamp.

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Thanks Fred. I don't think this is what I need, if I understood what you said. My files have the original name that comes from my camera. _D8XXXXX.NEF or _D4XXXX.NEF. I don't rename them on import and I don't want to. All I need is to know, in a sequence of photos, how many I have edited and how many more I still need to edit. If I look at the filmstrip, I have a clue because I can see the position of the scroll bar. This gives me an idea of where I'm at in the filmstrip. But if LR would display the file number as I said (XX of XX photos / X selected / file_name) it would be very easy to know how many photos I still have to edit.

Thanks again
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I can only reiterate what I said. I can't imagine why you wouldn't want to rename your files since, as is obvious right now, they don't mean anything, nor are they helpful to you in any way. A simple Ctrl+A to select all images, then a rename (ex: "anyname" with a sequential number added starting at one, and immediately, the filename has meaning and you will always know which one out of the group you are editing. Once I cull my throwaways, I rename every job, or batch, every time. Once in a while, In the past, I have forgotten to do the rename at the proper time and then had to go back and do it manually, but it was worth it. Good luck.   
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Ok, I got it now. I'll consider this in my workflow.

Thanks.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled in the filmstrip the number of photos and the number selected displays. how about....

the number of the slide in the strip, as in 7 or 7/63 or some other way to tell where in the strip that image is located (and how many more of these things do I have to edit...)
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This is now implemented in Lightroom 8.4.