Lightroom: Don't rename file when sending image to printer

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When printing from Lightroom, the program edits the picture's file name. E.g. if the file is called "IMG_1337", Lightroom will by default name it "Lightroom (IMG_1337)" when it's sent to the printer. This poses a problem when printing from Lightroom directly to a MiniLab, as the backprint becomes too long - thus making it impossible to fit the entire file name on the back of pictures (backprint will only print aprox. 10 characters). Disable this and just leave the file name as is.
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Marius Stokke

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Posted 4 years ago

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Julie Kmoch, Sr. Development Manager

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Hi Marius,

What you're seeing is not the file name but the name of the "print job", and it's trying to describe a broader picture of what's been sent to the printer. For example, if you choose to print 3 photos, this job title would read "Lightroom (_E7A0857.CR2 and 2 others). 10 characters is not sufficient for this, and if we chose to list only the first file, all of your prints would end up with the same file name.
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Marius Stokke

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The problem is not the length of the "job title", but that Lightroom by default puts "lightroom" at the start of the "job title".

E.g. today it would name the print job: "Lightroom (001.cr2, 002.cr2,003.cr2). But I would like it to just say "001.cr2, 002.cr2,003.cr2".