Posts tagged "Rename"

February 13, 2015

How and When to Rename Files in Lightroom

Since this is such a common question, I thought I would repost this tutorial. In this episode of The Complete Picture, I suggest several file naming conventions to use when creating templates for import, batch renaming, exporting, and editing in Photoshop, and I offer guidance on how and when to rename your files.

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March 28, 2013

Saving the Original File Name in Lightroom

Lightroom automatically saves the original file name in the metadata of the file. In the Metadata panel, (in the header area where you can choose from a number of different ways to display the panel), choose the “EXIF and IPTC” or “Location” display options and you will see the “Original Filename” filed.



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March 27, 2013

How and When to Rename Files in Lightroom

In this episode of The Complete Picture, Julieanne provides several suggestions for file naming conventions for creating templates for import, Batch Renaming, Export and Editing in Photoshop as well as recommendations for how and when to rename your files.

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January 16, 2013

Renaming Presets in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop

Although there isn’t a menu item to rename your presets in Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop, you can simply rename them in the operating system. Your Camera Raw Presets are located here:

• Win (user)/Application Data/Adobe/Camera Raw/Settings

• Mac(user)/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Camera Raw/Settings

If you are on a Mac running Lion, the Library menu is hidden by default. To reveal it, hold the option key down while selecting the “Go” menu in the Finder.

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May 3, 2012

Renaming Layers in Photoshop CS6

When renaming layers in the Layers panel, double-click the layer name to rename it. Then, without pressing the Enter/Return key to apply the new name, simply tap the Tab key to move to the layer below. This makes it much faster to rename a larger number of layers.

Shift + Tab moves to the layer above.

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February 22, 2012

Lightroom – Renaming Using Metadata

When you create a file naming template, inserting  tokens (such as Date, Image Name and Metadata), tells Lightroom to use that information (on a file-by-file basis) from the metadata of each individual file. If you prefer to enter your own information, either type it directly into the text entree box (this embeds it as part of the template), or add the Custom Text token (which will allow you to create a template which gives you the opportunity to enter custom text like a client name  without having to edit the template).

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February 21, 2012

Lightroom – How Do You Change the Order of Images, Before Renaming?

In order to reorder images in the Library, view them in Grid view and then drag (in the thumbnail) and drop in order to reposition. This creates what’s called a Custom Sort order. However, Custom Sort orders depend on folder hierarchy. If a folder contains subfolders a custom sort order is not possible unless the option to “Include Items from Subfolders” is disabled (in which case you will only be able to see the photos in the targeted folder).

And don’t worry, you can still use the Sort option in the tool bar to sort by other means (like Capture Time and File Type) and when you return to the User Order, Lightroom will remember your Custom Sort Order.

If you want to reorder images that have subfolders (without moving them from their original folders), then select all of the images and create a Collection (not a Smart Collection – Custom Sort orders are not available for Smart Collections) and then reorder them in the collection.

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