We can't rename our photos in windows, or lightroom.
Sure you can rename your photos in Lightroom, many people do this. Furthermore, you say "you have to rename the files", and I say ... no you don't. Lightroom can adjust the capture times if necessary so that the photos are now in the order they were captured. See Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 * Change the photo capture time
We need them renamed in order so when we put them on USB stick for the bride and groom, they can view them in order.
I know you can rename in all of the programs, the problem is with photoshop
We've basically decided to stop using photoshop for RAW processing and use lightroom for raw processing instead (y)
Okay, then I don't understand what results you are trying to achieve. Exactly what is the order that you want to achieve? Please describe clearly and in sufficient detail so I can understand the problem.
Its okay, thanks for your help
We want the pictures so they go in date taken order and renamed in that order so Wedding1 (example would be the first picture taken of the day
You can do this renaming in the Export dialog box, or in the Library module using F2 (select Custom Name-Sequence from the dropdown menu)
Since posting this I have solved the problem, with your help.
We both used to be fashion photographers, so we took fewer photos and could obviously drop them into photoshop and work from camera raw there. We've both teamed up to become a wedding photography duo, so we have a lot more photos and from two cameras. We've both been a bit scared of moving away from photoshop I guess is the honest truth, so we try to get them in order and renamed in one programme (either lightroom or bridge), and then open them in photoshop to edit. This causes problems for stupid reasons we cant comprehend and I can't explain it properly.
The solution is to do all of our raw processing, renaming, saving etc in lightroom =D
thanks again for your help