I am a wedding photographer and use two different cameras. I know I can easily sort by capture date within Lightroom. I know that I can also change the naming sequence on export, so theoretically, I should be able to export based on the capture date. For example, if I have 500 pics that I have in an album and sort by capture date and then I'm exporting and I change the naming sequence to "a-001", it should be filed as follows:
a-001 - the very first pic I took
a-500 - the very last pic I took
However, Lightroom is exporting them all in a completely random order. So a-001 will be a pic from the reception or something and a-500 will be a pic from the bride getting ready.
It makes no sense. I have tried a thousand different things. Tried seeing if it was just one particular album. Tried searching everywhere for a solution, but everyone just says you should be able to export and get the order you desire by changing the sort order and then the export naming sequence. It doesn't work and it's driving me crazy! It's not even sorting by name! It's just completely random!! Please help!!!
I've just figured out what the issue seems to be. After posting this, the "suggested articles" took me to a similar issue posted a couple months ago. One of the support team said that it seems to be a bug when right clicking and selecting export instead of going to file>export. When I do the second, the order is correct!!