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Import Collections not matching in import "add to Collection" option

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AlexBrandt

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Hello photographers,

I've found myself in front of some wired behavior from LR.
When importing a small series of pictures, I tried for the first time, to add them to a collection.

Screenshot 2020-09-23 at 20.57.51.jpg


The problem is that, the folder hierarchy and content is in the import window is not matching my actual Collection setup !!
Which is:

Screenshot 2020-09-23 at 21.02.32.jpg


I've reordered & recreated, changed, grouped, etc. my Collections last weekend.
It’s as if LR import feature did not update that.

Any clue what is going on ? Could that be related to a Plugin I installed (I've been installing a few plugins lately).

Thanks,
Alexandre
 

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In the second screenshot the TRAVEL / VACATIONS collection set is collapsed. That is why you do not see the Canada/USA 2019 subset. Click on the small triangle in front of the set name.

Hello Johan.
That was not the issue. The second screenshot is correct its what I have in Collections pannel in the Library.

The first screenshot is where the issues are. As you can see, it is missing those sets:

- Landscapes
- Architecture
- Still life

while are shown the others ones such as:
- City
- Music
- Travel/Vacations
- Classic Cars
 
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Do these sets perhaps only contain smart collections? You cannot manually add an image to a smart collection, so those collections do not show in the import dialog (and possibly also not their parent collection sets). Another possibility is that these sets only contain subsets, but no collections. Because your screenshots only show collapsed sets, they don’t give any information about what’s in there.
 

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Do these sets perhaps only contain smart collections? You cannot manually add an image to a smart collection, so those collections do not show in the import dialog (and possibly also not their parent collection sets). Another possibility is that these sets only contain subsets, but no collections. Because your screenshots only show collapsed sets, they don’t give any information about what’s in there.

Hello. I think you pined pointed exactly on what the problem is. Some had smart collections and some had subsets.
Thanks !
 
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