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Importing from Dropbox to Lightroom

wsanman

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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 like to do some post processing on in Lightroom. I can't find any help on YouTube or Google on how to import them into Lightroom from Dropbox, or if it can't be done, how to do a work-around.
Can anyone help?
 
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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 like to do some post processing on in Lightroom. I can't find any help on YouTube or Google on how to import them into Lightroom from Dropbox, or if it can't be done, how to do a work-around.
Can anyone help?
The Dropbox folder is a normal local folder, except that its contents is synchronized with the Dropbox servers. You can import those folders just like any other folders.
 

wsanman

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The Dropbox folder is a normal local folder, except that its contents is synchronized with the Dropbox servers. You can import those folders just like any other folders.
Yes, I knew that, but I'd been unable to locate the files in my C Drive. However, your reply made me believe the MUST be there somewhere so I looked harder and found them in my personal users file, which makes sense. Thanks for your input!
 

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Dropbox Tip on Windows.

If you click on the Dropbox Logo (1) on the bottom right hand side of your toolbar, it will display a list of recent files synchronised.

At the bottom of the list there should be a small folder icon (2). If you click on this it will open up your Dropbox parent folder in Explorer. You also have the option to open up Dropbox in a browser (item 3 below).


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Mike59

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Certainly can be done I do all my photo storage and post processing in Lightroom using Dropbox.
 
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