Be able to click an existing file name when choosing file path for exporting, and have your export be automatically re-named to that
This was a feature in non-beta Premiere
This has been fixed in version 22.5 which is available now. There is a slight difference between Mac and Windows that you should be aware of. On Mac you can select any file with any file extension to copy the name. On Windows, the default is to only show the same file extensions you are trying to save. So if you are exporting a .mp4 and want to copy the name from a .mov, Windows makes this hard - it hides the .mov files from you. We are working to fix that specific issue on our end somehow since it's a silly limitation. This is the same behavior as the legacy export mode. There is a workaround on Windows though. Type *.* (star dot star) and hit Enter in the filename field. This will show all files in the directory. This is a function of Windows that Premiere Pro has very little control over but we are still looking into it to see what we can do. I'm marking this request as completed, because I think the change we made addresses the request here. Thank you all for bearing with us while we worked this out.
Pierre Louis Beranek commented
The new export interface, along with the new bugs it brought such as this one, are what happens when pride and ego replace good sense and respect (i.e. respect for us users and the very real issues we have in Pr that the team continues to push aside or ignore altogether). While it's nice to see this bug fixed, it would have been so much nicer if that development time had been used to fix something else simply by virtue of not reinventing the wheel where there was zero good sense to do so in the face of so many other much more pressing issues. How much less development time would it have taken to fix the old export interface's small issues? How many other problem could have been tackled already if the Pr team actually cared more about us users than their ego driven pet projects that callously disregard what we actually need and want? So thanks but no thanks for fixing this Adobe.
By their actions, it seems that if the Pr team were on the Titanic, rather than trying to get people to safety, they're be busy redecorating the dining room. :(
Emile Rizk commented
I'm sorry Adobe but I agree with everyone else here. The real fix should've been to revert back to the old export window, nothing else. Seriously every year you guys are getting me closer to just bitting the bullet and learn Davinci Resolve.
Silver Seeker commented
This UI change is the single worst change to adobe software I've seen in years. If this is the way Adobe software continues to go, I'll look elsewhere before renewing my subscription next year.
EDIT: I just want to add that this is supposed to be professional software, and yet the interface looks like it was designed for a novice or child. Whoever thought this was a good idea clearly doesn't actually use this software and needs to get a clue.
There was absolutely nothing wrong with the previous UI... let's not forget the old adage of "if it's not broke, don't fix it".
John D Frey commented
The onus of bad design is on the designer, not the user. This is not a learning curve issue. Adobe is making poor decisions on purpose, and in some cases the apparent reason is to drive revenue and not ease of use.
Brian Seay commented
as the original promoter of this idea, it has been fixed. thank you greatly as this has already come in handy multiple times. I appreciate your help in this. Though I do not want to sound ungrateful, the export screen was fine the way it was and it is a small bit bothersome with the new UI changes. Obviously I’m sure that wasn’t the intention but it is not widely liked from the community, or at least the part that is vocal. However… even with this said, the original problem is solved and the New UI will just be a learning curve for those who don’t adapt well to change.
Andreas Wuestefeld commented
This has never been an issue before you created this new UI literally nobody I know knows what it is good for.
And why it is much worse than not being good for anything has been explained time and again now.
Aaron MacCarley commented
The new import/export system is god awful... I just want to create a new project without importing anything and I am having to research online how to do this, and I've used Premiere Pro since..2009?
Dan Pearce commented
Thanks for fixing this Francis.
It still has the bug where you can't exit using the Escape key. Hope that's being worked on as well.
Andy Gilleand commented
Most development environments allow file save dialog boxes to include multiple file type filters in the dialog box, so for example
"MP4 Files|*.mp4|All Files|*.*"
would by default show MP4 files, but the user could click the dropdown list for the file type and change it to All Files as well
Zach Delano commented
Hey all, just jumping in to say the update is finally out and the save dialogue box issue is fixed. It's LONG overdue but late is better than never.
Will Lennon commented
Please fix this, it's become VERY annoying and takes up so much time.
Antoine Autokroma.com (Independent Developer of AfterCodecs, BRAW Studio, PlumePack, Influx) commented
Also, what about simply using the Quick Export panel (top right) ? it works OK for choosing a filename
This issue has been fixed and you can try it out in the latest beta right now. The fix will ship in the next update of Premiere Pro.
Damien Barber commented
I’ve only done half a dozen exports since updating and already so frustrated with having to type in a file name instead of ammending a previous one like I used to. It's not just the typing, it's having to look in explorer to see what file names I’ve previously used.
Awful decision to take this out (was it a decision or an error?)
Adrian Navas commented
The export screen takes more clicks than ever, and please don't split apart the name from the destination folder, since if you want to replace a file with a new version but keeping the original name you have lo look it before in the explorer/finder and then fill the name, which is really annoying.
Jacob A commented
Adding my similar feedback as others to bring this ability back.
Rudy Bertazzo commented
I think you should really take a step back and admit the new UI is wrong in every way possibile.
You already admitted that the file name issue is a regression from the previous version, and it's a BIG one: this kinda proves that something went wrong with the new design, since even something as big as this was messed up.
Robert Gibby commented
Just adding my voice to this, the new export feature is really clunky and adds time and effort to what was previously a very straightforward process (workaround for now - send to Media Encoder instead and set your output requirements there). I also find the new Import / Edit / Export tabs at the top an unnecessary addition which I have accidentally clicked on several times. Suggest making these optional for new users.
Kelly Hunt commented
I can't believe anyone would take this away. This is massively missed by me.
Scott Pehnke commented
Please make the Windows New dialog more easily accessible. At this moment to get there you have to click on Project Location and then go to the bottom of the drop down list to click Choose Location. I believe power users usually use the options such as the windows Quick Access features etc.. and the ability to paste in directories from other window explorer windows. thanks