- Nov 16, 2015
- California, USA
- Lightroom Experience
- Lightroom Version
- Classic 8
yes. I've discovered that if I want to rename files in bulk, in my case including YYYYMMDD and a sequence number in the file name, it's best to do that rename before importing into Lightroom. I currently use Downloader Pro, but it doesn't handle XMP files, which means I can't use it after I cull photos with Fast RAW Previewer.As soon as you rename outside of LR, you then lose the internal reference to the path and have to manually find these folders again in LR. There is no automated renaming utility that works inside Lightroom
More precisely "There is no automated folder renaming utility that works inside Lightroom" . Such utility exists in LR for filename.There is no automated renaming utility that works inside Lightroom
I am aware of that feature. However, there is no automatic "reset to 1 on new date" for the counter name option. That's why I was hoping there was a plug-in that had that option.More precisely, it's in the menu Library>Rename photos. It can also be called by pressing the key <F2>.
There, you can define a rule for renaming, using text as well as metadata (like capture date) and/or counters. You can save the rule and apply it to a group of selected photos.
Good question that deserves a good answer. I started to use this naming scheme: YYYYMMDD-seqn, with the Adobe-created seqn. Then I got some comments about how weird it was to have something like 20180915-4824. As in, "What happened to the first 4823? " The request was for a seqn that started with 1 each day. Unfortunately, Adobe's naming scheme doesn't have a "reset to 0001 on date change" option, unlike something like Downloader Pro - What's new in version 2 that will populate a folder with new imports before starting Lightroom.Just out of curiosity, why do you need to start the counter at 1 for each day ?