I found a way to change file names that has seemed to work twice. Not sure if it is universal or if I just haven’t seen the problem.
Sitruation: Camera is a Sony RX10M4. Image imported to Lightroom, minor editing in LR, image transfered to PhotoLab, editing in PL, image exported to LR. There are now 4 files on the directory: ., .XMD, .DOP, and _DxO.TIF. There is also a .JPG in the directory that was not imported into LR by my choice. I notice that the root file name needs to be changed.
Process: Use PL to change the raw file (per @KeithRJ)- I got ARW, .XMP, and .DOP file names changed. LR film strip shows original raw name with micro-icon in upper right. Clicking icon gives LR pop-up saying that the image could be edited suing the Smart Preview, but the original file could not be found. I clicked on “Locate” and I get a popup with the root file with only the .JPG file shown with the original root name. The LR pop-up says it is showing “Supported Files”, but there is only the one file shown. I don’t know what is meant by supported fiiles - whether .ARW aren’t supported or if the pop-up has an error. I am not able to get the desired fiile to show up, but I can enter the new name manually. The pop-up then says erroneously that the file has a different name than the one I was trying to locate nd to confirm the choice. After confirming, it makes the change. Now I have the .TIF file still under the old name (with a “_DxO” appended) and the LR entry also showoing the old name. To get PL to change the name, I first have to get PL’s PhotoLibrary to find it. I switch from External Selections to the disk folder, select the .TIF file and make the file name change in PL. The actual file name is changed and an unwanted _DxO.TIF.DOP file is created. I have to go back to LR to locate the newly named .TIF file.
Result: At this point LR and PL seem to be happy and things look OK to me. I have an extra .DOP file that I would like to get rid of, but I don’t dare. I have also developed a strong need for a drink.
Does anyone know if this is the expected process or if I have missed something?
Is the Lightroom-PhotoLab combination really unusual or is my typing dramatically sub-par?
Is anyone else thinking of B.F. Skinner?