Export filenames on your images in Lightroom


This past weekend I was fortunate to speak at our summer conference Summer Snap” on the topic of Lightroom. One question that came up was “Is it possible to export your images with the filename on the image?” Today we present a work around to do exactly that!

To get started from the Library module choose “Slideshow”

Screenshot 2015-07-14 13.58.40After you choose slideshow navigate to the bottom and click on the ABC button

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You will have a popup dialog come up, simply choose Filename as seen below

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You will now see the filename show up on your image as seen here

Screenshot 2015-07-14 13.58.46Once you get it positioned where you want it simply click the Export PDF button. A dialog will show up where you can choose where you want to save the images. You have now successfully exported all of your images with the filenames displayed on front!

I also created a video that you can see the process step by step here:

As always if you have any questions or need help with anything Lightroom let me know!






TJ Houston

Hey everyone, My name is TJ and I am here to help you! I am a lifelong learner that strives to help others. Work: By day I work for Panasonic as the Sales Support Rep for the Midwest Region. Play: I love all things photography, videography, and tech! Home: I have a loving wife (Ashley) and an adorable German shepherd (Jynx) You can find me on twitter @tjhouston on instagram @tjshotsphotography or if you want to see some of my professional photography work check out tjshots.com. All of the views on this site are my own and do not reflect my employers.