want to rename multiple files at one time

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darwin36
darwin36 Junior Member • Posts: 41
want to rename multiple files at one time

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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fuego6
fuego6 Senior Member • Posts: 2,003
Re: want to rename multiple files at one time

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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Re: want to rename multiple files at one time

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.

johnsong Senior Member • Posts: 1,173
Re: want to rename multiple files at one time

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?

johnsong Senior Member • Posts: 1,173
Re: want to rename multiple files at one time

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.

Sailor Blue
Sailor Blue Veteran Member • Posts: 9,568
Re: want to rename multiple files at one time

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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