How can one manually rename (by typing) the file name of a photo in the Library

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How can one manually rename (by typing) the file name of a photo in the Library:
 

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You can change the filename by typing a new name into the Filename box in the image's Metadata Panel (click on the current filename and the box then becomes a standard text entry box, so just type the new name and press enter).
 

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So there is no such option in a right mouse click menu.

Alright, made it.

Many thanks!
 

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No, but you can press the F2 key to bring up the rename dialog box.
 

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Yes, but how can one manually rename the name there?
 

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Create a custom renaming template, with only "Custom Text" in the template. When you then use F2, select the template and you'll see a "Custom Text" box that you can type the new name into.
 

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Sorry, am not able to. I want the actual name to be shown as the default name I can edit, e.g. exchange some characters or so.
 

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Well, use the Metadata Panel instead.
 

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Well, but how could I create such "Custom Text" template?
 

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Thank you very much for the video. So I could not find a method to edit (e.g. just deleting the last 5 characters of a [default] name manually) the file name with such a preset manually. So, indeed, it seems to be the best to use the part of the meta data panel to do it.

Many thanks again
 
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