I don’t quite follow: Do you want to change the original name but retain it in the metadata?
If so I think you might be able to automate that with a Script linked to an Event in Script Events Manager.
One should be able to create a Script that adds the name in some File Info-field and link that to the open-Event (I’m not sure opening an image from ACR registers as such, though).
You could ask over in the Photoshop Scripting Forum.
Correct. When you Batch rename in Bridge, there is an option to
"Preserve Original Filename," it comes in really handy as far as being
able to trace images back to the RAW format, when files are named by
the camera with a number rather than with some sort of descriptive
element like BlueChair.psd. When clients call to request an image,
they are much more likely to ask for the "picture of Blue Chair" than
I am not really familiar with scripting, but I imagine what you're
thinking would add a few steps to the saving process, which would be
difficult (but not impossible) to implement company-wide. I could also
be way off-mark in that assumption.
Thanks for the tip, though.
I’m not that close with Bridge, so where exactly in the metadata is
the original name stored?
What I suspect should be possible with Scripting would include having
to install a Script on all affected computers and setting up the
Events Manager, but from there on in it should be able to be run
But, once again, I am not sure it would work yet.