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How to create custom file name preset for mobile image files?

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Apr 24, 2020

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When I import images to Classic from my DSLR to Lightroom I have a custom file name preset to name the image something like YYY-MM-DD - sequence#. The photos I take on my iPhone auto-sync with Lr Classic and create a file name like IMG_091.jpg

Is there a way to include a naming convention like the one I've created for DSLR imports?

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How to create custom file name preset for mobile image files?

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When I import images to Classic from my DSLR to Lightroom I have a custom file name preset to name the image something like YYY-MM-DD - sequence#. The photos I take on my iPhone auto-sync with Lr Classic and create a file name like IMG_091.jpg

Is there a way to include a naming convention like the one I've created for DSLR imports?

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The Lightroom sync options don’t seem to provide a way to do that automatically. I use a semi-automatic workaround.

 

The raw photos I shoot with the Lightroom mobile camera always start with APC_  and that doesn’t match my naming convention. I created a Smart Collection that lists all photos in the catalog that start with APC_ so that I can select them all, press F2 (the shortcut for Library > Rename Photo), and then apply the same rename preset that I use for camera card imports. The remaining problem with this workaround is that I have to remember to do it once in a while.

 

LR Mobile DNG Conform Names.jpg

 

You might set up a similar Smart Collection that lists all images starting with IMG_ . The only reason that isn’t part of my Smart Collection criteria is that I use the phone’s built-in camera for JPG images that I don’t usually need to sync with my Lightroom Classic catalog, because I prefer the raw images from the Lightroom camera. But for the few phone JPG images that I do catalog, I should probably add a line for IMG_ and change the Match line to “any”.

 

I wasn’t able to find an existing feature request for this at the Lightroom product feedback site, so one could be submitted. 

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Jul 13, 2020

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Another shortcoming is that renaming with F2 then does not respect picture number.

Desktop import all get a unique number that is stored an incremented by LR with my name scheme.

If renaming imports that came to LrC from mobile, it seems not to respect this number.

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