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PeterAit

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External editing file names
« on: September 30, 2021, 09:53:54 am »

I am not sure this is even possible, although it should be.

I use 4 external editors from Lightroom -- Photoshop and three Topaz products. I want each externally edited wile to have a suffix added that identifies which editor was used. So, filename-PS.tif for Photoshop, filename-TD.tif for Topaz denoise, and soon. The best I have been able to do is have the same suffix for all external editors. Is what I want possible?
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Re: External editing file names
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2021, 11:17:47 am »

For Denoise and Sharpen you can specify a suffix appended to the file name. Be sure all the other boxes are correctly selected. That take care of those two. Photoshop I have no solution for. Checked Denoise but not Sharpen.




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Re: External editing file names
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2021, 07:57:06 pm »

Changing the name of files in LR can be very tricky and led to files not being found and other issues.  What I do is send a copy of the file or a virtual copy of the external editor-> work on the image-> save it back to LR->go to the Library Menu->Rename photo-> add some text to the original file name of your choice-> enter.

Be sure to leave the original  part of the name intact--just add to it.  If the original part gets changed, LR will have trouble locating the file.

Hope this helps

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Re: External editing file names
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2021, 05:50:14 am »

You can edit the file name within Lightroom.
In the catalog view Just edit the file name in the right panel.
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Re: External editing file names
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2021, 09:06:21 am »

You can edit the file name within Lightroom.
In the catalog view Just edit the file name in the right panel.

Thanks for ideas. I have been editing the filename in the metadata panel but had hopes of automating the process.
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