Batch Rename In Lightroom

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The Checkmark on 'Sort by Filename' is NOT checked. However you can batch rename your files in Lightroom. Just hit 'F2' for the renaming dialog with a lot of options. To fix it you have to rename the file outside of Lightroom ie Explorer window(Win) or Finder(Mac) and then Sync the folder. Word to the wise, Lightroom has issues if there is a space or period next to the extension as in ex. "test file name.jpg" or "testfile.jpg" I know this cause I was organizing some very old images.

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Rename Files In Lightroom

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I know this isn't a question directly for LR Timelapse, and that it is a totally newb question (sorry), but I hope someone might give me a few pointers on how to proceed.
Yesterday, I shot a nice sequence of photographs for a timelapse. Little did I realize that half way thru the shoot my image numbering system got to its end (9999). The camera then continued (without interruption) to store images in a new folder beginning with 0001. So, the first half goes from #### to 9999, while the second half goes from 0001 to ####.
I've dl'ed this sequence to my harddrive. What I need to do is renumber this sequence so LR Timelapse can work with them in the proper numerical and chronological sequence. I use Lightroom 4.1, if that helps. Any suggestions on how to get this done are gratefully appreciated. Thank you.
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Batch Rename In Lightroom

Before importing your photos into your Lightroom catalog, the application will present to you the option of batch renaming the files. I consider it good practise to give your files a unique name. That way you’ll also have a clearer idea of what image is behind a filename. And that could be useful if Lightroom were to stop working.

However there’s one issue with this option. And that is that Lightroom will leave the options as it were from one import to the next. I can’t tell you how often I’ve forgotten to change the text and thus how many of my images have the wrong filename. That is until today. I’ve finally figured out how to batch rename photos in Lightroom after the import. And that is what I’ll be sharing with you in today’s Lightroom quick tip.

The first thing you’ll want to do is to navigate to the folder that contains the images with the wrong filenames. We’re doing this using Lightroom’s library module. Remember: Never rename any files outside of Lightroom or the application will get confused.

You can select all of the photos inside of that folder by holding down CTRL and pressing A. With the photos selected open up the metadata in the right-hand panel. Click on the icon you can see next to filename. If you’re using any custom text you can enter that now and otherwise you’re done.