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Importing – Lightroom Guy

The Lightroom Library Mystery Part 4

2020-06-05T21:11:48+00:00August 5th, 2014|Adobe Lightroom Classic, Importing, Video, YouTube|

Or, Lightroom Guy’s Completely Over Explained and Over Simplified Method of Importing Photos and Maintaining the Lightroom Library

Part 4 – The Finale

Soooooo many LR users have struggled with lost files and keeping their libraries organized that even Adobe now has a warning at the very beginning of the Workflows chapter, in the Lightroom PDF manual:

“Important: When importing for the first time, think through how you want to organize your photos and where you plan to store them before you start to import. Planning ahead can help minimize the need to

The Lightroom Library Mystery Part 3

2020-06-05T21:11:50+00:00July 23rd, 2014|Adobe Lightroom Classic, How To's, Importing, Video, YouTube|

Or, Lightroom Guy’s Completely Over Explained and Over Simplified Method of Importing Photos and Maintaining the Lightroom Library – Part 3

Even though the Image Preview Area seems pretty straight forward, there’s a lot going on and you can save time and dodge the frustrations of unintentionally importing duplicates into your library. This third part of the series shows more of my Lightroom importing methods that keep my students (professionals and amateurs alike) organized and frustration free. These two videos illustrate a few more ways to do that.

NOTE: Keep in mind that I am using the latest version of Lightroom, 5.5, recently renamed by Adobe to Lightroom

The Lightroom Library Mystery Part 2

2020-06-05T21:11:51+00:00July 3rd, 2014|Adobe Lightroom Classic, How To's, Importing, Video, YouTube|

Or, Lightroom Guy’s Completely Over Explained and Over Simplified Method of Importing Photos and Maintaining the Lightroom Library – Part 2

Some of you may be wondering why am I calling this series of posts The Lightroom Library Mystery. Here’s why. Frequently, Lightroom users create multiple catalogs, import to multiple locations on their computer and external hard drives and rename images on import with sequential numbers (untitled-001, untitled-002, etc.) and, eventually, loose track of what is where and what was named what. And they don’t know why. That’s why I’m demonstrating this method: A single catalog, organized by year, with folders by month

The Lightroom Library Mystery Part 1

2020-06-05T21:11:53+00:00June 13th, 2014|Adobe Lightroom Classic, How To's, Importing|

The Introduction

Dated lightroom Folders with titles This is an example of my Lightroom Library folder structure

If you are an experienced Lightroom user and comfortable managing your images and importing into Lightroom, you probably don’t need to read any further. You can go watch Julieanne Kost’s excellent importing video tutorial on the Adobe site. However, if you’re still struggling to organize your Lightroom Library this is the place to start: the Import.

Most of my initial house calls for private sessions start with finding, repairing, restoring and reorganizing a student’s