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darwin36
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want to rename multiple files at one time
Mar 2, 2013

Guys cant figure ot how to rename multiple Images at once. Using LR4 . And I want it the real image file .

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In reply to darwin36, Mar 2, 2013

Wouldn't recommend doing this in LR... get yourself a tool designed for just that.  Personally, I use XYPlorer as an explorer replacement and it has a very advanced file renamer built in that I use often to batch rename.... simple, powerful, quick.

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In reply to fuego6, Mar 2, 2013

fuego6 wrote:

Wouldn't recommend doing this in LR... get yourself a tool designed for just that. Personally, I use XYPlorer as an explorer replacement and it has a very advanced file renamer built in that I use often to batch rename.... simple, powerful, quick.

Wouldn't recommend doing it outside of LR ... LR will not be able to load the images after renaming (you can tell LR to look for them, but I don't know if it just looks for file names, in which case that would fail. If so, and you do rename them outside of LR, you will lose all your edits and history.

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In reply to darwin36, Mar 3, 2013

darwin36 wrote:

Guys cant figure ot how to rename multiple Images at once. Using LR4 . And I want it the real image file .

What do you want the multiple images to be called?

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In reply to fuego6, Mar 3, 2013

fuego6 wrote:

Wouldn't recommend doing this in LR... get yourself a tool designed for just that. Personally, I use XYPlorer as an explorer replacement and it has a very advanced file renamer built in that I use often to batch rename.... simple, powerful, quick.

fuego6, Are you saying you personally use XYPlorer to rename multiple images within Lightroom.

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In reply to darwin36, Mar 3, 2013

In the Library Module select all the files you want to rename at one time, generally the files you want to rename in a sequence.

Go to Library/Rename Files (F2) and select the File Naming method want to use.

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