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Lightoom export file causes unwanted file rename

Community Beginner ,
Mar 12, 2023 Mar 12, 2023

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Hi, I have worked this problem to death. When I export a file from Lightroom using a User Preset the file is renamed by prefixing the date. This is not a selected option in the preset settings where I have specified no renaming of files. I have even examined the XML file and there is no renaming clause specified there yet the problem persists. 

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Mar 12, 2023 Mar 12, 2023

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Are you sure you are looking at the correct preset? Export presets are .lrtemplate files, not .xml files.

 

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Mar 13, 2023 Mar 13, 2023

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Yes the file name extension is .lrtemplate but the file is an XML file. Open one up and you will see.

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Mar 13, 2023 Mar 13, 2023

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Yes the file name extension is .lrtemplate but the file is an XML file. Open one up and you will see.


By @stephenb22492886

 

I know, but I wondered if you had some version with an .xml extension and so were looking at the wrong version. I agree with @SeanMcCormack . Remake that preset because it is definitely the cause.

 

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Mar 13, 2023 Mar 13, 2023

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I'd suggest remaking the preset in that case. 


Sean McCormack. Author. Magazine Writer. Former Official Fuji X-Photographer.

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Mar 13, 2023 Mar 13, 2023

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I have done that too. Lr seems to 'remember' things in the catalog. I keep getting the same result. 

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Mar 13, 2023 Mar 13, 2023

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Here is an example of the original file name: 20230217-IMG_4900-Edit-1.tif

Here is the output from the export process 20230313-20230217-IMG_4900-Edit-1.tif

As you see the date has been prepended even though it was not requested in the export settings. 

To confirm, here is a section of the export XML file

tokenCustomString = "",
tokens = "{{image_name}}-{{naming_sequenceNumber_1Digit}}",

Very perplexing

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Export settings are remembered from the last time, so yes you will keep getting the same result by default.

 

Making an export preset is not enough to ensure consistency by itself - that preset needs to also get actively recalled on subsequent occasions, so as to re-impose any export settings which may have meanwhile come to vary.

 

As an example: I often enter batch keywords during import. Re-selecting my named preset (which I now do habitually each and every time) clears any previously entered keywording, and prevents any import destination etc surprises.

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Mar 13, 2023 Mar 13, 2023

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Did you restart Lightroom in between? If not, try that first. It that doesn't help either then try resetting the preferences: 

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/how-do-i-reset-lightrooms-preferences/

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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