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overthinking import choices

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nanoose

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LrC 11.5
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i have imported recent vacation photos from my phone (via iMAC airdrop) into a folder, organized into subfolders, on my desktop. now want to have them 'in' LRC. now i may be overthinking the import choice; choosing 'add' they will stay in their present location, which i presume is in this folder on my desktop, but is this where all my other photos are? eg those that i have imported via a 'copy or copy as DNG' from a card. (i guess i am ignorant of exactly where the photos are) . or should i use 'move', and will that put them in the same 'place' as my other photos? '...library>pictures... etc" seems like a basic question that i may be overthinking.
 
…but is this where all my other photos are? eg those that i have imported via a 'copy or copy as DNG' from a card. (i guess i am ignorant of exactly where the photos are)…
Lightroom Classic offers an instant way to locate any photo, as long as its cataloged folder path is current. Select a photo, and choose either of the following:
  • Photo > Show in Finder will switch to the Mac desktop and open the window for the folder where it’s stored. If you are not sure where that folder is, Command-click/Ctrl-click/right-click the Finder window title to reveal a pop-up menu showing the folder path to that window.
  • Photo > Show in Library will scroll the Folders panel into view with the folder location of that photo selected. This is useful if you just want to know where to find it in Lightroom Classic, and don’t need to see it on the Mac desktop.
Lightroom-Classic-Show-in-Finder.jpg


If you want to see or change where photos go when using the File > Import command with using Copy as DNG, Copy, or Move, reveal the settings in the Destination panel in the Import dialog box.

Lightroom-Classic-Import-Destination-path.jpg
 
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