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Renaming conflict with PS web gallery
« on: November 16, 2006, 04:12:27 PM »
Can't find this issue any where - sorry if it's been covered.

Running PM 4.4.3.3 / Mac 10.3.9 / PS CS

I'll edit in PM, but use Photoshop for generating web galleries (still haven't gotten PM's to look the way I want).   The trouble comes when I've renamed the images in PM, PS will give them crazy, long file names in the galleries.   This doesn't happen to images that have been edited in PM but not renamed. 

Anyone else with this experience?  Any way around it?

Thanks!

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Re: Renaming conflict with PS web gallery
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2006, 05:06:38 PM »
Can't find this issue any where - sorry if it's been covered.

Running PM 4.4.3.3 / Mac 10.3.9 / PS CS

I'll edit in PM, but use Photoshop for generating web galleries (still haven't gotten PM's to look the way I want).   The trouble comes when I've renamed the images in PM, PS will give them crazy, long file names in the galleries.   This doesn't happen to images that have been edited in PM but not renamed. 

Anyone else with this experience?  Any way around it?

Thanks!

Some example filenames would be helpful.  How about the PM renamed name, and then the Photoshop filename that corresponds to the PM name?

Thanks,

-Kirk

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Re: Renaming conflict with PS web gallery
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2006, 08:36:06 AM »
Ok, original file name = _DSC6485.JPG

I'll rename with shoot date, subject's name, original file name, and sequence I want them to appear

20060928_Morris{filename}_{seqn}

20060928_Morris_DSC6485.JPG_138.jpg

In PS CS / Automate / web gallery it'll take that file and call it   20060928_Morris_DSC648#C818.jpg

Another:

original = _DSC6459.JPG

renamed = 20060928_Morris_DSC6459.JPG_113.jpg

Photoshop calls it 20060928_Morris_DSC645#C828.jpg

I can find other examples if you need them.  Sometimes it'll also insert long strings of numbers (8-16 digits), but usually it'll be combinations of capital letters and numbers.

Thanks for the help!

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Re: Renaming conflict with PS web gallery
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2006, 08:51:43 AM »
Ok, original file name = _DSC6485.JPG

I'll rename with shoot date, subject's name, original file name, and sequence I want them to appear

20060928_Morris{filename}_{seqn}

20060928_Morris_DSC6485.JPG_138.jpg

In PS CS / Automate / web gallery it'll take that file and call it   20060928_Morris_DSC648#C818.jpg

Another:

original = _DSC6459.JPG

renamed = 20060928_Morris_DSC6459.JPG_113.jpg

Photoshop calls it 20060928_Morris_DSC645#C828.jpg

I can find other examples if you need them.  Sometimes it'll also insert long strings of numbers (8-16 digits), but usually it'll be combinations of capital letters and numbers.

Thanks for the help!

Sounds like Photoshop CS is using old File Manager routines that cannot handle long filenames.  Or it could be that you have multiple '.' characters in your filename and I suppose it could be getting tripped up by that, thinking that you have two filename extensions.

Try using {filenamebase} instead of {filename} in your renaming string.

HTH,

-Kirk