Lightroom: Wrong numbering when using Export JPEG Slideshow from Slideshow with Text overlay containing numbering.

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In the Slideshow module, I select Add Text Overlay from the Slideshow menu. Underneath the photo, I select Edit to customize the text overlay. I add theese fields: Image # (01)-Filename-Image # (001)-Total # (001).

The Text Overlay is correct on screen, but when I export the Slideshow from the menu Slideshow, Export JPEG Slideshow, all fields show the same data - total numbers of photos in the slideshow.
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I can confirm this issue on my Windows 7 system with LR CC 2015.0.1:

https://forums.adobe.com/message/7625...
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Moyra Gray

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I have the same problem, but am using Windows 8, most frustrating!
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In general, it appears that all slides get the values of the text overlay from the last slide, whether it's caption, title, filename, number of pics. See these additional reports:

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1844679

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1858135
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Confirmed on my system.
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leon mutsaers

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I'm really looking forward to see this bug fixed!
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Patrick Philippot

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Not fixed in 6.1. Are you surprised?
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It's a real pain in the posterior. I had done a lot of work to the upgraded catalogue, which you can't use in 5.7.1, am presently sorting out hundreds of photos taken at an agricultural show. So, I am working on my computer in version 6.1, exporting the photos as plain jpgs onto an online drive (I put the files on an online drive anyway, for the show organiser to access for the websites, etc), accessing them on my laptop and exporting the slides using ver 5.7.1, as you can't use both versions on one computer at the same time. I think ver 5.7.1 should be made available on cloud since they have so mucked up the current version. I am still receiving error messages when carrying out a plain export, saying it can't access cr2 files too. Rather disappointed with adobe!
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Hi,

> I think ver 5.7.1 should be made available on cloud

You can download the installation executable from their FTP server:

ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/lightroom/win/5.x/Lightroom_5_LS11_win_5_7_1.exe

or

ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/lightroom/mac/5.x/Lightroom_5_LS11_mac_5_7_1.dmg
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Matthew Rowley

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I have exactly the same issue.
Any news as to if/when it's being resolved?
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Pak Ross Leung

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Same issue on Mac. Lightroom 2015.1. Annoying. PDF saves ok, JPEG Export, same text on each slide.
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Mark Whitelock

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I have the same issue as reported, though at one point yesterday it did work. However, no matter how I retrace my steps its not working now.
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Precisely the same problem. Caption from last slide is on all slides see https://forums.adobe.com/message/7699... where I posted on this issue with more details.

I spent the whole of my Sunday from 8am until 1am in the morning (that is 17 hours on my weekend) adding meaningful captions to 688 photos to create a slideshow and the time has been completely wasted.

Please, please fix this bug quickly Adobe
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Same issue on my Mac. Lightroom 6.1., Mac OS 10.10.3
PDF saves ok; JPEG Export dosen ́t work - same text-overlay on each slide.
Very frustating!

Adobe, please fix it immediately!
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Does this thread actually get monitored by Adobe staff? First time I have posted here (24 days ago) and nothing...no acknowledgment..no feedback from Adobe...

I worked around my issue last time by singly filtering to a single photo and exporting it to jpeg. This time I have 300+ photos to export, I'm not doing this one at a time.

I post my photos on a private share using the photo number as the order number for fund raising for my son's swimming club. This facility has always been the easiest way to get non-technical people to find the order number rather than them try and find the last 4 digits on a file name
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Adobe says they read every post in this forum (which they treat as the official place to provide feedback), and over the years, it does seem that they do read much or most of the posts. But they don't reply to most posts.
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I was actually the second that posted a reply to this topic but its deleted..
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Pak Ross Leung

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Yea, annoying. Though, my current workaround is export as PDF (this works). Then convert PDF to individual JPGs. On the Mac, I use Automator (https://discussions.apple.com/thread/...).
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom 6: Exporting JPGs from Slideshow module shows the wrong sequence number....

Lightroom 6: When exporting JPGs from slideshow with sequence numbers exports all with the final number of however many photos you are exporting. If there are 10 photos, it will show 10/10 on all of the photos. Same if you choose file names. It will show the last file name on all the photos instead of the correct filename.
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This problem is a royal pain. I use the caption field to annotate exported jpegs of travel photos. I share these with family and friends. It worked in release 5 and stopped working in CC (6). The obvious work around is to go back to R5, however does anyone have a way to work around it in CC?
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The engineering team is looking into this. Thanks.
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I have had the same problem; I last used the JPEG slideshow export facility without this issue on 12 January 2015, and it has persisted with LightRoom CC updates since then. Hopefully that information will help Adobe Engineering team find the problem.

I have reset Export, Auto Layout and Text Templates without managing to cure the problem.

Many hours waste. My thanks to Arnold for reporting the bug.
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Still no fix. This pretty much kills the functionality of the Slideshow tool. Can't be important then
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LOL. I had an conversation with an Adobe employee who told me that this issue was going to be fixet with the next update, which was this?, i assume. But still nothing happened? So strange that Adobe even cant handle this tiny problem... So unsatisfied with their customerservice. Her is the copy of the transscript of the chat:
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Hi,

experiencuing the same issue on Win-7 and Adobe Lightroom 6.1 (standalone non-cloud version). As mentioned this kills the functionality of the slideshow module. Please fix asap. Lr 6.0 is the worst and most buggy Lr version ever.

Thomas F.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom CC Slideshow Overlay with Captions and Titles not working when exported....

With LR CC I have found that when creating a JPEG slideshow with Caption and Title from the metatdata used as text overlays, the overlay only uses the last image information for all the slides. To say it another way, all the slides have the same text as the last slide. The overlay worked fine in LR5. I use JPEG slideshows quite a lot, so this bug is debilitating.
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Trying to send slideshows as jpegs out to friends and spent a long time doing captions from an extensive trip - couldn't believe the captions all from the last slide. Works as pdf but that is not ideal for everyone.
Unbelievably annoying. I am running 6.1 stand alone in Windows 10, not that it makes any difference - this is basic core functionality that has been screwed up in an 'upgrade'. Come on Adobe get the functionality sorted rather than driving everyone to CC.
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The fix should be in the next update. Apologies for the inconvenience.
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> The fix should be in the next update.

They already said this before the last update.
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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In this thread? I'm trying to find the date of that statement.
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Honestly i didn't think that this problem was going to take "forever" to fix... wish i didn't upgrade from Lr4.... At least Adobe should give a clue to us to downgrade to Lr 4 or 5? Btw using CC :(
Did you guys find a solution that you can use instead of Lr btw? Another application maybe? Can anyone help?
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Same problem and I am very frustrated! Must search for another program för my slideshows.