I've just started using Lightroom, without any formal workflow and I add my photos directly in the camera native raw format (NEF in my case) and from copies of my SD I made on my hard drive.

Now I'd like to apply a more "formal" approach, and have them stored properly in meaningful folders, and also convert them to DNG. Is this possible to do it automatically?

If not, I guess the only option would be re-import all of them with the "Copy as DNG" option. But in this case I'd need to go and re-apply all the adjustments I already did to photos. Is there a way to do it?

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    A comment because it's been awhile, but I recall you can convert all or part of your library to DNG in-place. Because no changes are made to the files, but rather are stored in a database, your changes are preserved. I recall you can choose to keep the NEFs or move/discard them as well. But check the docs to be sure. – jdv Jan 11 at 14:54
  • @jdv: you are indeed right... never seen the option. So I'll first reorganize the folders and then, once all is ok, I'll convert to DNG lightroomkillertips.com/… You should answer for real, so I can make it as correct answer – CodeClimber Jan 12 at 17:51

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