Lightroom: Make snapshot names more useful.

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Default snapshot name should be in the form YY/MM/DD HH:MM:SS so that they appear sorted by date in the snapshot list.
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Daniel Hooper

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Posted 6 years ago

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Rob Cole

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Good idea.

Workaround for the mean time: give the snapshot a prefix number so you control the ordering as desired - I recommend 2 digits in case you end up with more than 9 snapshots.

e.g.

01 4/17/2012 3:56:50 PM
02 1/17/2013 1:57:40 PM

I could even go for a "default date/time format" preference which applies to *all* date-times when formatting is not otherwise specify-able.

I almost always want my dates in YYYY-MM-DD format.
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Daniel Hooper

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Yeah I've been doing that for a while now, It would just be nice if I didn't have to mess with it at all.
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Please no. Make it a preset, sure. But don't force anyone to associate a snapshot with a date. Not everyone uses them in this manner.
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Daniel Hooper

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I wasn't recommending that (I said "default"!). Lightroom 4 currently auto-fills the text area with the date, but in a format that does not lend itself to sorting.
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Chris

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Is something for this ever going to happen?

Right now I use 'snap and mark' by Robe Colde, but for that I have to go though the menu system.. Which kinda sucks if I just want a super quick snapshot.
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Rob Cole

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Hi Chris,

Tips for quickest snaps using Snap And Mark:

* use an option which requires no input, and suppress the prompt.

* memorize the keystrokes, so it's one keyboard sequence instead of multiple clicks.

* If it's still too many keypresses, roll those into a single keystroke (or simpler sequence) using AutoHotkey in Windows or equivalent on Mac.

Then quick snapshots are as simple as one key, or a 2-3 key sequence..

Rob