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Default Collection for Imported Photos

Discussion in 'Lightroom 1-6 for Windows & Mac (perpetual)' started by JoeLightroom, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. JoeLightroom

    JoeLightroom New Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Lightroom Experience:
    Primary OS:
    Mac 10.10.x Yosemite
    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 find anywhere to set a default Collection for imports. I see the checkbox for "Add to Collection" in the import dialog, but it must be checked every time I import files. Is there a way to permanently set this? I am not talking about Develop Presets. I can setup an Input Preset to do this, but cannot set a default Input Preset either. Any suggestions for my workflow? Thanks in advance!
  2. tspear

    tspear Senior Member

    Sep 23, 2014
    Waltham MA
    Lightroom Experience:
    Primary OS:
    Windows 10
    Lightroom Version:
    Classic 7
    Yes, on the bottom of the import dialog is an option to save the settings.
    This will include the collection, application of presets...
  3. ParkerPhoto

    ParkerPhoto New Member

    Dec 19, 2016
    Lightroom Experience:
    Primary OS:
    Mac 10.11.x El Capitan
    Some of the other options available, during import, are sticky. I have "build smart previews" selected and every time I re-import, it's still checked. Not sure why this isn't an option for "add to collection". As "tspear" mentioned, create a preset of all your settings.

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