Lightroom: Ability to include Aspect Ratio Field for Filename Export

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Lightroom Feature Request:
Please add "Aspect Ratio" options to the file naming fields available for selection when exporting images. Values like "4x5" and "2x3" would be great to be able to include in the filename of my images. For custom ratios just use "custom". Readers can be expected to know 4x5 == 8x10, and 2x3 == 4x6.

I would like to then be able to sort my files and immediate see which aspect ratio frame I need for each. e.g. a list of files all exported at once with a filename format like CustomText-ImageNumber-AspectRatio.Extension:

FamiyPortrait-4032-2x3.jpg
FamiyPortrait-4033-2x3.jpg
FamiyPortrait-4033-4x5.jpg
FamiyPortrait-4034-4x5.jpg
FamiyPortrait-4035-2x3.jpg
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Brian Wiese

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Brian Wiese

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This is similar to the request for sorting/filtering by aspect ratio:
http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
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Since any given set of photos from an export or export preset will have a fixed aspect ratio anyway, use a template that makes use of free-form text, and put "4x5" or whatever for that text.
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Rob Cole

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That is not correct John - file sizing often limits one dimension or the other, but various aspect ratios may emerge from a single export.
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Rob Cole

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ExportNamer will allow you to name exported files any way you want, albeit some "care" is required...

(default implementation includes aspect-ratio appended to filename)
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Brian Wiese

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At least it's something and I'm not the only one wanting this feature!
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Rob Cole

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I think plenty of people want complete control over how things are named - coming in and going out.

So Adobe should either robusten the heck out of the in/out/re-naming, or provide the hooks for plugins to do a proper job of it, or both.
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In Lightroom 4.1 it would be nice to be able to include the crop aspect ratio in the file name during the export process?

And related it would be nice to also be able to include the color profile information in the file name too.

This would make sending files to online print labs easier to select paper size and type.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
LR: Additional data elements for file names when exporting.