Lightroom: Exporting with original file number needs to work better

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Right now using the "Custom File Name - Original File Number" option when exporting photos only works if the file number is still at the end of the original filename sequence. A round trip to Photoshop changes the file name by adding "-Edit" on the end. This should be changed so that the export process uses the original embedded file number, disregarding the "edit" which has been added by LR anyway. Otherwise LR itself is creating a name that does not work in another part of the same program. (I find that most of the images I want to export are the ones that have been to PS, so that I can easily back up the changed images, the ones with bits that are not recorded in the LR catalog.) Thank you Adobe!
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Derek Hayes

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Rob Cole

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Hard to argue with this one. Proposal:

* use original image number from exif if available.
* if not available, then use customizable parsing to assure the correct numeric component is picked from filename.
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Helen Putsman Penet

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Exporting correct filenames from Lightroom.
I am having the same problem with LR Classic, instead of using custom name plus the original file number it is giving a sequence. All because the filenames have been adjusted in PS. This is ridiculous! Come on Adobe, sort this out please!
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Robert Cullen

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As another LR user- I have no trouble exporting with a custom rename.
eg. The original file 20180303-RCM-D750-2161.DNG  can be exported as  WEB IMAGE-2161.JPG
My Custom Name template is {Custom Name-Original File Number}

TBOMK- It is important to note that renaming files at the time of Import to the Catalog does NOT retain the original file number in exif data (eg _IMG2161  ofn=2161).  To retain Original File Number in exif you should only rename files after they have been imported to the catalog.

And photos/files "adjusted in Photoshop" are 'new' documents. I would not expect them to have the exif data from the original.
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Helen Putsman Penet

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The problem arises when the file name is edited in photoshop. I use exactly the same export settings as you & out of 14 files, only 2 retained their original file number.