I store on my photos on an externaal hard drive. When I'm in Lightroom library, when i use the rename file option, it creates a new file on my external hard drive with the new name. Lightroom "experts" tell me this is impossible and my LR is messed up. I don't want a second copy of the raw file on my external hard drive. Is this possible to correct?
Here are my steps (files already imported into LR): 1) highlight the photo 2) go to library in top menu 3) scroll down to rename photo 4) pick my file naming option / write custom text 5) click ok 6) it creates a copy on my external hard drive with the new name
You know what? Thank you for that reply .... You're right, that is the original file with the new name. I went back and looked and realized exactly what you were saying. I just assumed it was a new file, I didn't look back to see if the old file was still there. DUH. I feel so silly.