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  1. John Coveney

    Computer not seeing iPhone image > c. 10 days old

    Over the years, I've regularly imported JPEGs from my iPhone 6 (and previous models) simply by connecting it to a USB3 port on my desktop or laptop with the charging cable. I then imported images as I do from CF and SD cards. This has always worked fine. In the last few months, I've noticed...
  2. mikecox

    Importing new images from the same folder

    One by one I moved imaged to Ps with "edit In", after editing them I saved them as jpg's but I can't get them back into my Lr folder. I checked Explorer and there are 128 images there, but my Lr folder only has 120 images. I searched Lr for all the jpg's in that folder but these do not show...
  3. N

    Renaming images on import with date/time metadata

    Hi all, Does anyone know if it is possible to rename files on import to the capture date and time that is included in the images' metadata? For example, if an image's metadata shows me "Date Time Original: 6/1/17 2:45:22 PM" - would it be possible to import this image with a filename of...
  4. B

    Import issues with RAW+JPGs and failure to generate smart previews

    Ive been using LR happily for a couple of years or so and am suddenly experiencing import issues. I've set my camera to take RAW+JPG and want to view them both in LR. Last week they uploaded fine, just as expected. Yesterday I got a mix of some RAW+JPG uploading but other files on the same...
  5. mike doyle

    speed of import from sd card

    i have just upgraded from a standalone version of LR to the CC version. on importing from my cameras sd card, the import goes really slowly whereas it ran a lot faster. this is true for two different cameras and different sd cards that were once pretty quick. I am importing only new photos, and...
  6. N

    Apple Photos import from SD card not seeing the odd RAW file

    Hi all, I imported about 100 photos to my iPad using the SD card reader and then in LR mobile noticed that two photos came across as JPEG instead of RAW. The culprit seems to be Apple Photos: My camera is set to RAW+JPEG, and for all files except for three, Apple Photos shows a stack of...
  7. M

    Import Conumdrum

    New to iOS and occasionally struggling with limitations of the OS v Android. So, anyway, I import images from Fuji and these are both raw and jpg versions of the same image. Often the jpg images would be good enough for me, and preserve Fuji's film simulation, so I'd like to import the jpg...
  8. Riley Walker


    I went to import about 160 photos into my LR catalog last night and it wouldn't work. The import window opened as normal, I selected where the photos would go and hit import, I checked back 5 minutes later and the progress bar hadn't changed, I then cancelled and tried again, but the import...
  9. mikecox

    Add stars on Import

    What is the simplest way to add a star rating to an import set? I'm thinking I would have to create a Preset with star ratings, then select it from the "Apply during import" option! Is that right?
  10. Jiheffe

    Fully customize destination folder name

    I searched the forums but could not immediately find an answer... I've been an avid ImageIngesterPro user for years, but unfortunately, since MacOS Sierra it has become unreliable, and Marc, the author, has announced it's end of life... So I am turning to the LR import module as a replacement...
  11. L

    Moving to new computer and did it all wrong

    Hello! I just bought a new iMac, installed Lr, did not read Victoria's instructions (now have the book at the computer at all times!) and imported the photos from a hard drive. So I have 10,000 previews and a few photos that I just added from my camera. Should I delete all the Lr files on the...
  12. N

    Cannot synchronizing jpg from source file

    Good evening to all ! First of all thanks in advance for your help. I am a happy newcomer and no doubt the forum will be extremely helpful thanks to you guys. Quick presentation : my name is Nicolas, I am a 31 year's old french photographer. Regarding my little bug : Until recent times, I...
  13. braver

    Importing Catalog with its Previews

    I'm considering a workflow where I import travel photos into MacBook Pro with a temporary catalog, following Julianne Konst's excellent tutorial. One thing which seems missing is whether previews will be imported. I like to build both 1:1 previews and Smart Previews in my master catalog, to...
  14. S

    LR wants to import ALL iphoto's?

    For awhile I had been using dropboxes image capture to gather my iphone photos and then once there was enough to worry about I would import them into LR. I stopped using the dropbox capture because they had a glitch (which has been resolved), but now if I plug my iphone into LR it wants to...
  15. A

    import move lost all edit data

    Hello I have a question, I had a collection of photos in a catalogue. I wanted to make a new catalogue so I did did an import / move. However this did not bring over the edit history? So they are just the raw cr2s. How can I recover this?
  16. pedz

    Sorta goofed ... question on moving images

    20/20 hind sight, I would do things differently. I went to the Irish festival and most of my gear was new so I was doing things differently. I copied the images to my hard disk and then asked Lightroom to import them but just "Add". Fine. Now I get home and I want to move those images to my...
  17. N+13


    I work on CC / iMac and when I import I build 1:1 previews. Why is it that 30% - 70% of the time when I change to the next photo the "Loading" message remains for 2 to 6 seconds? The fact it is none or all of the time baffles me. What is it doing? Thanks. N+13
  18. MarkLewis

    Can't Add Photos on Import only Copy as DNG or Copy are available

    I have always Added photos to my catalog and now all of the sudden "Move" and "Add" are greyed out and not an option, I can only Copy as DNG or Copy. What do I need to do to get the Add option back? Thanks, Mark
  19. N+13

    Inadvertent Application of Development Settings on Import

    I use LR CC on an iMac. Development of .dng photos is done in a standard LR catalog. There is "Apply During Import" / "Develop Settings" custom setup used when I load. Upon completion I export as jpgs in a new folder and reimport (using Add) the new files into a much larger catalog of years...
  20. U

    Import fails

    Hi All, My friend and I are having the same problem with importing images to LR6. She has a new Olympus DSLR and I have the Sony RX 100. My LR6 will not import from the Sony and her LR6 won't import from the Olympus. The error message says LR can't recognize these raw files. I've looked for...
  21. W

    File renaming on photo import to Lightroom

    I'm trying to import my first batch of photos. According to the Quickstart e-book, if I check the "Rename Files" box there should be a pop-up where you can create a renaming template. I don't see a pop-up. Am I missing something?
  22. W

    Importing from Dropbox to Lightroom

    I just subscribed and downloaded Lightroom today, and am ready to learn how to use it for the first time. I've found some great tutorials, but I have one problem I need help with: I have several organized folders in Dropbox that contain some landscape photos I've shot in the past year that I'd...
  23. J

    Default Collection for Imported Photos

    I am using Lightroom CC 2015.8 on a Mac and Lightroom Mobile and would like to have all photos I import from my camera's memory card into my LR desktop catalog be automatically available on my iPad. It already works well when I add the imported photos to a Synchronized Collection, but I cannot...
  24. Win

    Copy images from media card manually or let LR do it?

    I've always copied images from media cards over to my computer before importing them into LR. I'm reading Victoria's book and like the way she renames images via LR as she copies them from the media card as I think that would help manage multiple cameras used in one shoot. I guess I've always...
  25. guido.coza

    how to stop LR create sub folder

    As I had to get completely set-up afresh, some settings had to be adjusted. The one I can;t find is how to stop LR to create time based subfolders. I choose a folder and LR creates subfolders within this folder. Drives me nuts!! Otherwise all here, a awesome adventures and positive, venture...