Now with the newest release, I have lost the continued numbering of my files, the numbering has stopped...as it had been set up for years.
In addition to this, all my metadata dissapeared as well, and I have to re-set up for every new catalog I create. This is very time consuming not to mention confusing! In the attached image, the file name is there....but when I export there is an issue, it makes the image number something completely different and so if I export images seperately, one at a time for exaple, it asks for a "unique file name".
ErinLongPhotography_1.jpg is what it uses every single time.....like it does not use the unique number that already should live in the images, but reverts back to 1 every single export.
Is this something others are/have been experiencing? Is there a fix to this? Do I really need to re-set up these things every single catalog?
It feels like I am missing something, please help!
Bug, Import and export, Performance, Presets or profiles, Problem or error
Please state the version NUMBER of Lightroom Classic you are using. ("Newest release" doesn't really indicate the version NUMBER)
This is certainly not what anyone else is experiencing. Most likely, there is a setting somewhere that has been accidentally changed to account for the bizarre file numbering/file naming. You should definitely check your Export options carefully.
In addition to this, all my metadata dissapeared as well, and I have to re-set up for every new catalog I create.
More details would be helpful, as again, this is not what others experience.
Sounds like you had setup a file rename template, and applied that during import. This got reset, so now your files are not renamed. Next time you import images, restore that template in the import dialog. You can still use this template to rename the files that got imported but not yet renamed. Select them, then go 'Library - Rename Photos'.
You can also rename on export, but sequence numbers will only apply to a single batch, and reset between batches.