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  1. Stephanie Booth

    Filter question: photos from year 2022 not already in an album?

    Hello, I'm trying to figure out if it is possible to display photos that are "not in an album". I'd like to see which photos I've missed! Is there an easy way to do this? Thanks :-)
  2. Stephanie Booth

    weird things going on (panel missing, import into wrong folder)

    I'm getting my stepmom back on Lightroom and I have 3-4 weird problems: - although I specify that photos synced from the cloud should be stored in her Photos directory, they go on the external hard drive - when importing photos, I don't have the panel where I should be able to choose the...
  3. Stephanie Booth

    migrating without enough cloud storage

    I'm going to migrate a catalog of about 80k photos from Classic to Cloudy. I had to switch plans temporarily (from LR 1TB to Photography 20GB) so that I could use Classic on the computer in question to fix a "missing photos" issue in the catalog. Classic won't be used in future, so I'm going to...
  4. Stephanie Booth

    no capture/creation date in metadata in certain photos

    I'm trying to clean up a friend's old LR catalog before migrating everything to LR Cloudy. When we first tried simply importing the original photos to Cloudy we realised that many photos had "lost" their creation date somewhere in the move. So I've gone back to the original LR catalog (upgraded...
  5. Stephanie Booth

    selecting photos imported at a given moment

    I'm helping a friend move from Photos to Lightroom (around 100k photos). This means we're adding big batches of photos to Lightroom mobile from her iPhone photo roll. We're doing it year by year because the first bulk add of 40k photos seemed to work only partially. As I'm concerned about...
  6. Stephanie Booth

    Store originals locally on Cloudy windows

    I'm installing Cloudy on a friend's new windows computer. No Classic alongside. I've checked the "Store A Copy Of All Originals At The Specified Location" box so that my friend feels safe having a "local copy" of all photos on her machine. I am not sure, however, what happens when she culls...
  7. Stephanie Booth

    metadata conflicts: how to view differences + does photosweeper touch metadata?

    My catalog is sprouting metadata conflicts left, right, and centre. I've had messages when quitting Lightroom that LR was still writing metadata to files but that it would continue next time I opened (so I didn't wait to quit). I used photosweeper to eliminate duplicates, and then either synced...
  8. Stephanie Booth

    videos that can't be read in Lightroom

    Me again -- this adventure moving back to Lightroom has turned into a maze of rabbit holes. A large number of my videos are now unreadable in LR: There is no thumbnail, and I can't open them. If I go to the file in Finder, I can read them with Quicktime. Any idea how to fix this?
  9. Stephanie Booth

    photos which have lost their capture time

    I have a thousand or two photos which seem to have "lost" their capture time somewhere along the way. I might have old catalogue backups of these photos, somewhere, maybe before the time they lost the capture time in question. Unfortunately they have also been moved from one folder to another --...
  10. Stephanie Booth

    Syncomatic not working (fix? alternatives?)

    I've been trying to get syncomatic to work for days now, and though it seems to work once after opening a catalog, it doesn't after that. I'm trying to merge keywords. I've tried both identical filenames (and create a test case for that to makes sur) and capture time. No luck. Another option I...
  11. Stephanie Booth

    Removing leading whitespace from filenames (how to)

    Just putting this here in case it's useful to somebody. For some reason, many of my image files had leading whitespace (one or two spaces) in their filenames. Here's how I got rid of it. 1. I sorted my whole catalog by file name so that those with the leading spaces would be listed first, and...
  12. Stephanie Booth

    Should I DNG?

    My camera shoots RW2, and I'm wondering if I should convert to DNG or not. I haven't so far, assuming any conversion has some kind of loss to it, but stumbled upon an article recommending converting from proprietary camera raw to dng systematically. What are your thoughts on this, kind forum...
  13. Stephanie Booth

    "merging" metadata and photographs

    I'm currently in the process of merging back into my Lightroom catalog a few years of photos that went into Apple Photos and were put in albums, sometimes edited, over there. I've described the first part of my process here: Moving From Apple Photos to Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Right now I'm...
  14. Stephanie Booth

    is there a way to get keywords out of an xmp accompanying a jpg?

    I'm slogging through my move from Apple Photos back to Lightroom. I've discovered that when exporting unmodified originals, Apple Photos sticks the keywords in an XMP file, even if the original is a JPG. Lightroom then ignores this XMP when I import. I'm wondering if anybody knows of a plugin...
  15. Stephanie Booth

    Out of my depth editing raw files

    I'm starting to realise how much out of my depth I am when it comes to dealing with raw files. I'm not even a serious amateur, just somebody who likes to take lots of photos, keep them moderately organised, and post them online. Maybe on day I'll try to get a photo book together or a small...