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Tue, Feb 9, 2021 5:51 AM

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Lightroom Classic: Support for seeing long file names and titles

Currently in the latest version of Lightroom Classic (and all earlier versions) the fields for seeing and editing the File Name and Title are hard fixed at one line of around 30 characters. This is crazy with modern operating systems that allow for loooonnnggg file names, and for people who use long Titles. Can Adobe please allow for the entry fields to be bigger or auto adjustable in size. By comparison, the fixed Keyword Tags displayed content is massive, and the Caption field auto resizes to suit content - which is precisely what File Name and Title should do as well.  Thank you.  If no Adobe person will ever see this, where do I submit corrections for bad interface design?


Not everyone has fond memories of ye olde 8.3    XXXXXXXX.XXX   fixed file name sizes...

 

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Lightroom Classic: Truncated fields and font glitches in Metadata panel

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10 m ago

For tittle I don't see the limitation you are talking about. Tittle is Titre in french ;) 

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Maybe I should have said I am using the version for Apple Macintosh.   Are you using Microsoft Windows version?

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Yes W10 ;) generally the length of a filed is linked with the Database and not the OS. Can it be only a display problem. If you type more than 30 and export it. Do you see the full tittle in the exifs of the image

 

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Yes it is only a display problem, the data is saved with the file and the file names can be made long, just it is hard to see what you have typed in.

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10 m ago

I can confirm this issue on Mac.  It was also confirmed by Jim Wilde with more details on this post

https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic/support-for-seeing-long-file-names-and-titles/td-p/11818041

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10 m ago

As a palliative to the display bug (which is present on both Mac and Windows, though in different circumstances), you can make the left and right columns arbitrarily wide by holding down Opt while dragging the vertical column divider.  (On Windows, you need to make a small edit to TranslatedStrings.txt to enable this.)