File-Export-Layers to Files Prefix options!!

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I used your "File-Export-Layers to Files" menu option for the first time today and would like to share some thoughts.

I would strongly suggest that you add an option to disable the prefix auto insert default option in the export settings.
I suggest this as I had 141 layers I exported to a specific folder to use on a website.
I took the extra time to identify each layer with a name that indicated what the image in the layer was.
This was to make use of the SEO set in the website the images were to be placed.
With the prefix it diminishes the effectiveness of the SEO.
So now I have to rename 141 files that I already took the extra time to name in the first place to avoid having to rename all 141 files again.
So as I am sure you can see my work has doubled.
Please consider this request for myself and all Web Developers who want a meaningful, effective, efficient, productive and time-saving workflow with your software
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eartho

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yes, this has been an issue for years and years and years. Fortunately, it's FINALLY been fixed in Layer Comps to Files, but it looks as though they didn't implement the same fix in Layers to Files.
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Yeah, I second this. The best workaround I've found it to batch rename it in Bridge.  With string substitution and some light regular expression, it's pretty easy to drop all the junk photoshop adds from artboards and layers. https://www.pumpinteractive.ca/blog/photoshop-remove-prefix-from-export-layers-to-the-files