Recent content by Jeffrey Saldinger

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    File could not be renamed

    Johan, thank you, that was it. I was able to reproduce this outcome by locking it (intentionally, this time) before importing it. I think in my rush to keep shooting the other day, I was careless when I inadvertently landed in the "lock/unlock" menu in my camera and left that one image locked.
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    File could not be renamed

    Thank you, Cletus. The naming template has been in use for years without a problem. And I create a new folder every time I do an import and have never had a naming conflict upon import.
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    File could not be renamed

    Yes, Johan, that was it. Thank you. Any thoughts on how that happened? Never happened before, thousands of DNGs imported.
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    File could not be renamed

    I’ve been using the same import file-renaming preset for years without incident, but yesterday, during a routine import, there was a message that one file out of the thirty or so on my card could not be renamed (see screenshot); it was imported without problem. Even once imported, when I tried...
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    Using Time Machine to back up Lightroom and image files with Synology RT2600ac and external drive

    Thank you Y.K. I've decided that for the time being, I will forgo any backing up during the day and keep to my regular habit of conscientious end-of-the-day (i.e., once I'm finishing working) backing up with Carbon Copy Cloner and Time Machine (with the automatic backup feature unchecked)...
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    Using Time Machine to back up Lightroom and image files with Synology RT2600ac and external drive

    Thanks for the continuing help. My deliberations about what I want to do continue. As of this writing, I’m leaning toward using time machine with only my MacBook, with an attached SSD; continuing to rely on our good Carbon Copy Cloner habits of daily backups (each of us backs up daily to two...
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    Using Time Machine to back up Lightroom and image files with Synology RT2600ac and external drive

    Thank you Cletus, Conrad, and Louie for your replies and their pointing me to other consideration related to my situation. For clarification, my wife and I have two MacBook Pros and one iMac, and we’d like to avoid using one external drive for Time Machine backups for each device -- that...
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    Using Time Machine to back up Lightroom and image files with Synology RT2600ac and external drive

    Thank you, John. I've attached a PDF of what I read about Time Machine and Lightroom protecting itself (taken with my iPhone from the book itself). I'll need a little more time to think through the rest of your reply and get back to you with follow-up if appropriate. Thanks again.
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    Using Time Machine to back up Lightroom and image files with Synology RT2600ac and external drive

    Thank you, Rusty. I do have "Automatically write changes into XMP" checked. Have you any thoughts on whether a PSD would be in any jeopardy if it is open in Photoshop when a Time Machine back up starts or is opened when one is in progress?
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    Using Time Machine to back up Lightroom and image files with Synology RT2600ac and external drive

    My actual question is in the last paragraph. The other paragraphs set what I hope will be useful context. The disk in our Time Capsule has died. I’m using it as only a router for now (ethernet connection to Verizon Fios), and have ordered a Synology RT2600ac router because it can 1) serve as a...
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    Lightroom Classic not inviting backup upon closing

    Good luck with it, Rob. See my reply to Victoria, #6 above.
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    Lightroom Classic not inviting backup upon closing

    Thank you, Victoria. I started to do it with my "different route" (as you describe it; see #3 above) and it's working fine. I don't use cloud sync at all. In my workflow, whenever I do "Export as catalog" (which is not infrequently), I export the files to a new location. I've been doing it this...
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    Lightroom Classic not inviting backup upon closing

    Thank you, Victoria. I had been thinking there might be a fix for Catalog 2. As I was thinking through the workflow for your suggestion, it came to me that, assuming Catalog 2 can’t be fixed, I could, instead of exporting its files to another catalog, create a new catalog (call it Catalog 3)...
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    Lightroom Classic not inviting backup upon closing

    Last summer I updated from El Capitan to Mojave and from Lightroom CC (c. 2015) to Lightroom Classic (currently using 9.3). I have my main catalog and files on my MacBook Pro and two other catalogs (call them 1 and 2) and their files on their own external drives. Although I’m posting the...
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    Book Recommendation

    I haven't been following the appearance of new books on Photoshop for a couple of years now, but I can recommend any recent Martin Evening book on Photoshop CC. As you might imagine, it's hard for books on Photoshop to keep up with all the changes from Adobe, therefore many books that are "out...
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