Lightroom Classic: File rename including milliseconds

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We can rename files using {hour}{minute}{second} autofield (tag), but for burst shots it won;t do the job (more than one pic in one second). 

Adding milliseconds in the renaming "sequence and date" part would be extremely handy (we have such info in exif) so it should not be complicated to extract that... I would have unique filename using simple timestamp (i know i can use sequence# / image# option, but it is not that convenient).
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Michał Landowski

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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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I agree that this would be handy for bursts, but not all cameras record milliseconds. What I do is add the original file number at the end, like this:


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Michał Landowski

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Correct Johan, that's a workaround i use, but it's not that good unfortunately :)
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I have found it to be perfectly adequate. It does what I want: create a unique file name, without any need for user intervention.
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Ronald Byram

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Also I might be in error but I dont think that the Windows or apple OS support the millsecond feature as well
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Michał Landowski

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@Ronald, so? Lightroom takes time from EXIF. 
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I would suggest that burst files be labeled distinctively.  For example if the next single-shot had the name "filename" then a burst series of shots might be labeled filename_b1, filename_b2, ...  This would make it easy to find them even when the individual shots in a burst extends over multiple seconds.
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Michał Landowski

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@pecohen, not an option at all for automatic files renaming on import

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