Lightroom: Enable Importing photos from another catalog to preserve their original filename.

2 Votes
LEGEND ,
May 25, 2017 May 25, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

As the topic says, Import from catalog sets both "filename" and "original filename" fields of each imported photo with its actual file name. Instead it should set the original filename field of the imported photos in destination catalog just like the corresponding field of the source catalog.

My issue: Ihad many small catalogs, in each one I had renamed files with a custom preset "Date-Custom text-Original filename". When I decided to merge them injust one catalog I've lost all original file names (DSC_xxxx.NEF). Indeed after the"import from catalog" process the original filename has become like "Date-Custom text-DSC_xxxx.NEF". I'm importing new files (not from catalog, just the standard import of new photos). So if I should need renaming all the photos with a different structure (and I do), for example "date-original filename"(without any Custom text), I cannot do it anymore with the old ones imported from catalog, as I would have unexpected wrong result. I think it should be very easy toaddress this issue.
Idea No status

Views

4

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
2 Comments
Adobe Employee ,
May 25, 2017 May 25, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi,

Thanks for reporting the issue. We will look into this.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Adobe Employee ,
May 14, 2019 May 14, 2019

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST
Lightroom Classic 8.3 was released today and contained a fix for this issue. Please update to 8.3 and verify that you are no longer seeing the issue. Thank you!
Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report