File Renaming in Lightroom “What’s in a Name?”

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Series: Introduction to Adobe Lightroom®

Want to customize the names of your images?

You have this option when you import images from your card into Lightroom. (If you don’t want to rename, make sure the box is not checked.) If you DO want to rename them, go with your choice of templates, or completely customize.

Click on the Template menu:


Choose between variations of custom names, dates, file names or shoot names.

You can go even further by choosing a specific file name extension:


Want to know what the image file names will look like? See Sample: ………..

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