2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 19, 2015 9:46 PM by john beardsworth

    Does complex file renaming require an external editor, or can LR do it?

    jrh0000 Level 1

      I have thousands of DSLR slide scans with filenames in the format "Text-CameraFileNum-SequenceNo."  SequenceNo is the original slide number.  I would like images to display in original slide number order, and the only way to achieve this seems to be to move the sequence number to the front of the filename.  If I try this within LR, a new sequence number is assigned, so I have both the wrong number and the wrong order.  LR "knows" that SequenceNo is a LR assigned field, and is unwilling to treat it as text.  I can move the existing sequence number to the front using Bulk Rename Utility, but then LR loses the files.  I can regain them in LR using Import, Add but the whole process is rather cumbersome.  Is there an easier way?