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Book Module adds extraneous photos

Dec 18, 2017
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Operating System:MacOS High Sierra 10.13.2
Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info): Classic CC v. 7.1

The Book Module is adding extraneous photos to my saved book catalog.

I successfully created/saved and printed my 1st book in Lightroom. It had 286 photos and I thought I knew what I was doing.

Now that I am attempting to create a 2nd book, I find that these same 286 photos are automatically added to the "Newbook" catalog item, no matter what I do. Very frustrating.

For example, I select a 10 photo catalog to work with in the Library module, go to the Book module, add 1 of the new photos to a new book (being careful not to highlight the prior 286 photo saved book), save the book after choosing "include only used photos", and find that my "Newbook" has 296 photos saved with it. It makes it very difficult to work with the preview list in the book module, as I am constantly having to sort through the 286 prior photos that have nothing to do with the new book!

What am I doing wrong? or ... is this a new feature of Lightroom?