I need to name files for a corporate client in a very specific way for them, however I'd rather also keep my file name structure. I could output the files and rename them, but then when they come back to me and ask for retouching etc on a particular file, I wouldn't have that name in my archive (I'm delivering several thousand files).
Is there a way to have 2 files names associated with the files, or embed the original file name in the files metadata somewhere. Please keep in mind there are several thousand files, so need this to be automatic.
It's possible to assign keywords to the images. But I don't know of any way to give each image to file names.
The way I solve a similar problem is to give each photo a copy name that matches the client's requested name. Then export the files with the option to rename using the copy name and send them. This way I can maintain my own naming structure and keep track of the files sent under a different file name. I do it in a much, much, smaller scale (tens of images at most each time) and it works really well for me, but using this method for several thousand images can be a huge task, that I'd rather not take