Lightroom: Print Module - insert the source (RAW, DNG, JPG, ...) file name when printing JPEGs to file

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It would be EXTREMELY helpful if Lightroom supplied a default JPG file name by inserting the source (RAW, DNG, JPG, ...) file name. This would be especially useful when printing a set of JPGs. The user can always choose to replace the default with his/her preferred name. If the user replaces the default name, the print module should operate as it does now.
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I agree with you completely Tom, that would be useful.

How would you imagine it naming them if there are multiple images per page? Any thoughts?
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If I was putting multiple images on a page, I would want each image labeled with its source file name. I would expect to have to enter a name for that page, where the name indicated the function of the page. For example, "Photos from the family reunion" or "Harry Smith's graduation". If the total print job yielded a number of page JPEGs that had multiple images, I would expect Lightroom to use the name I entered and append a dash number for each page.
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Perhaps a "Lightroom does not automatically label images" checkbox would be useful for someone who wants to generate pages of on name images.

It could also be very useful for Lightroom to use a Metadata field as an automatic filename for individual JPEGs. Pages containing multiple images could conceivably want multiple Metadata fields as individual labels.

I think the user should be required to supply the page name if the page is a composite of two or more images. The function of the page may be different than the labels on individual JPEGs would indicate.
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I also would find it extremely useful if you somehow could get the original filename as the name of the "printed JPG" file (JPG file produced by the print module).
A big advantage of the print module is that you can use it also to prepare (JPG) print files for sending it to an internet lab with exact measures (dpi and mm). And also, if you would like to include a white border (visible, or just as a fill for the printing machine cuts). This works really well. Also I really like the option that you can save this print job as a collection - includeing all the settings. That makes it real easy to get the same results next time. Well done Lr team :-)
So the only thing missing is that I would like to see the filename of the original photo on the back of the print. When I do 30 or 40 prints it is really time-consuming to enter the original file name of each print export separately.
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How hard can it be to output each file with it's original name.
An option could be provided to turn this feature on or off. Better yet a custom naming feature like the renaming tool in library or the import dialogue.