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Exporting nightmare

folle

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Hi all

I'm new to Lightroom but have only just come across my issue:

How can I export my photos to my desktop - at the moment the 'export' selection is greyed out.
Most of my images appear to be in CR2 format and it doesn't allow me to (further) edit my pictures.
The screen say 'image not found' but I can see it in the thread

Any help will be appreciated!!
 

Jim Wilde

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It sounds as though your images are "missing".....what you see in the Library module is a preview of the original, but you need the original to export or edit.

Images will be "missing" if you delete, move, rename them outside Lightroom. Start with the Folders Panel, do any of the folders in the list have a "?" mark over them (which indicates that the entire folder is missing)?
 
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