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Yes, you can create a Smart Collection for these images. The process is no difficult but could take a little time to complete. Lightroom's Smart Collections exported definitions are simple text files. They are not difficult to dissect and recreate at all. Based on your description I would create a Smart Collection in Lightroom with the selection being that ...


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I can confirm that the EOS utility does import the duplicate files without any problems (and, as a side point, faster than Picasa too). For some reason the EOS utility is not on Canon's website and my CD is a few thousand miles away. Luckily I've found a workaround: Download EOS Utility updater from Canon's website Edit your registry (see below) to trick ...


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Photo Mechanic has been among the favorite tools primarily focused on import and import automation for several years. If you simply want an import tool that is flexible and allows custom imports, I doubt you will find a more feature rich solution. That being said, it is not an editing tool, but one focused on import, especially multiple-card import and ...


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If speed is your main objective, you should really check out Bibble. The goal of that piece of software is to literally be the fastest DAM software on the market. This becomes very important for high volume photography shops, but since you are doing this more for fun, you might not want to spend that kind of money. Below I have listed some various other ...


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The way I would do it: Install BitTorrent Sync to your phone Install same software to your PC. Setup syncing (not backup) between your phone's camera photo folder and PC. In Lightroom's import dialog, select "Move" instead of default "Copy". The special thing with BitTorrent Sync compared to Dropbox/Google+ Photos is that a) it syncs directly between ...


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I don't think there is a way to do it automatically outside of writing your own plugin and I'm actually not even 100% sure that that would do it. For partially manual options though, use the rating filter on the previous import collection, set it to less than or equal to no stars and you will only have the unrated photos listed. Then select them all and ...


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I don't see photoshop as the right tool for that purpose. pnmcat from the netpbm package will easily produce such a strip, from an arbitrary number of images.


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Lightroom always keeps the RAW file. It does not convert on import, it converts on Export. Your files will be in your designated LR import folder. Note that there can be more than one of these if you like. So to find out where your last photos went, you can simply open Lightroom and click "Import". One of the gotcha's of Lightroom is that it imports ...


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Yes to your title question. No to the one related to EXIF data. You can specify on import any number of static keywords but, without a third-party plugin, there does not seem to be a way to create keywords dynamically. What puzzles me is why would you want to add keywords from the EXIF since that would only duplicate information. Lightroom is equally ...


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You should not have to import anything again. The information you add to the lightroom catalong is stored in a .lrcat file, which is separate from the photography itself. If you keep the folder structure of your photos on the new drive, you can simply "retarget" the existing catalog to look for your photography in a new location. To achieve this, follow ...


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Most cameras increment the folder number when the photo number wraps round. I'm sure the 7D does this. The FAT32 filesystem used by the camera doesn't support multiple files with the same name unless they are in different folders. XP is fully compatible with FAT32 so if you plug the card in directly and it's on the card then you should be able to see it in ...


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You could simply create a different import preset for each camera, and customize the import location and metadata settings for each. This is also very useful if you have multiple photographers (husband and wife for instance) sharing a catalog.


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You could simulate the same effect as iPhoto with some clever keywording on import, and a date search/filter. Lightroom supports some very rich filtering capabilities that combine the EXIF and ITPC metadata, as well as any keywords you may have added to your photos. You can easily add keywords to all photos imported at time of import (on the right-hand ...


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All the Events feature does in iPhoto is arrange your photos by the date they were taken (and allow you to merge them yourself if you know better). Lightroom doesn't have a specific feature it calls "events" but you can achieve the same thing in a number of ways: The simplest way is to import your photos into a date-based folder structure (in the Import ...


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Short answer: Yes you absolutely can add your own date format to the drop down list. Within your Lightroom program folder, go to the "Resources" folder and create a folder called "en." Then, create a file called "TranslatedStrings.txt." In that file, write the following line (including the quotes): ...


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Almost but not quite. I'm assuming the last part of your YYYY/MM/YYYY-MM-DD is a folder name, not a filename (as I assume you take more than one photo a day :). If so, Lightroom's Import feature will get you most of the way there but not completely. To import those photos to Lightroom without moving or renaming them: Start in Lightroom's Library module. ...


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According to this post in the Adobe forums Lightroom (and Adobe Bridge) both ignore xmp sidecar files for JPEGs.


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You are handling RAW files. Obviously the picture in DigiKam will not match the preview image, having a fixed white balance, contrast, etc. RAW images store far more dynamic range than a JPEG does, too. You have to process the RAW image, using curves or all the available controls to arrive at a pleasing picture. There is nothing wrong with your "decoding" of ...


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You would have to copy them off your iPad and onto a computer. The iPad won't function as a "camera" for this purpose and it won't attach as an external drive. However, once copied off the iPad, you can just import the files into Capture One normally. Caveat, I don't use Capture One, so I'm not thoroughly familiar with their import functions. I do know that ...


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First of, my Lightroom (5.2) does not import .thumbnails or any other hidden folder. This might be Mac specific, as files starting with dot are hidden in Unix, but not in Windows. There isn't a good option to filter out folders from import. What you could do is to import thumbnails too, and filter those out. At least with my Android phone (Nexus 5), ...


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You can change any of the default-Lightroom patterns to accomodate your desired folder structure. This will generate the folder structure and date pattern for you. You still need to rename the last folder to put in the shooting name. You need to change the file "TranslatedStrings.txt", which is located within the following path: (Lightroom 3) On Windows: ...


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There's nothing baked in, as @Itai says, but you certainly can extend Lightroom if you don't mind writing a little Lua. Adobe has exposed a great deal of the surface area of Lightroom for people to write plugins. You might start here on Adobe's site if you are into writing some code. If you're not the programmer sort or perhaps would rather be a ...


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May I suggest you to use our Daminion as a workaround to transfer your metadata from sidecar xmp files: 1. Import your JPEG files into Daminion. The program will import your changes from sidecar files (it will check each file and compare modified date of an original JPEG with its sidecar xmp file) 2. Select all the imported files and select Action > Write ...


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Nothing wrong with the answers you already got but what you are looking for is probably RoboImport. This is a cheap file-import and renaming utility that can use all sorts of information to set the filenames on import. Actually they have a deal that gives you this software for free if you try another product, otherwise it's $40 USD. The same company has a ...


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@cmason is absolutely right: Lightroom will not convert RAWs to JPGs on import. It either imports them directly or (if you tell it to) converts them to DNGs. It does sound like you shot JPG rather than RAW in camera. If you're absolutely sure the photos on your camera are RAW files, the only other thing I can guess is that you shot in RAW+JPG mode and ...


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As cabby said I don't believe there is a way to alter Lightroom's behaviour in that way. Have you considered importing them onto your local disk and setting up a scheduled task to synchronize them across to your NAS? Micrsoft provides a free powertoy called SyncToy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SyncToy which might be worth investigating, you could import ...


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I tried Phil Harvey's tool and I must admit that the beauty and functionality was lost on me. I suppose it is great if you are handy with the command line. This prompted me to look further and I finally found what I was looking for all along. I use Expression Media for cataloging all my photographs and I finally found the feature that I needed in the ...


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I don't know of a way to do it with Aperture, but you might try playing around with Automator. It has a "Take Picture" action: This has an option to Delete picture from camera after downloading, which you would want to disable. I don't think you can avoid downloading the recently taken image with Automator, but at least you can leave it on the card. ...



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