Lightroom: Export NEW size in file name

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The Lightroom Export has the possibility to write the size of a picture in the file name. If I downscale it automatically with Lightroom e.g. "long side should be 2000px", LR still writes the original full size in the file name.
What do I have to change, to get the new size in the file name?
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Juri Loose

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Rikk Flohr, Champion

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Juri,

I was able to duplicate this issue and have filed a bug on it.
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Kelly C., Senior Lightroom QE

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Hi Juri & Rikk,

The Filename Template Editor pulls from the file metadata that is viewable in the metadata panel in the Library module. "Cropped" will display the cropped pixel dimension if a crop is applied. "Dimensions" will always display the original dimension of the file selected for output. Unfortunately, there is no current mechanism in place for Lightroom to detect/predict the output dimension of a file that is resized via the image sizing pane of the Export Dialog.

If you require the output dimension to be included in the filename, a workaround would be to set up a renaming preset that is tied to an Export preset that has an output dimension predefined in the Image Sizing pane of the Export Dialog.

Hope that makes sense.

Kelly
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So: More grounds for a feature request and is working As-Designed?
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Kelly C., Senior Lightroom QE

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Yes - the current behavior is "as designed" and bug report 4094774 has been closed/withdrawn. Please feel free to file a feature request if you believe the workaround outlined above is inadequate.
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I have converted this topic to a Feature Request. I will leave it up to the OP to decide if they wish to pursue.