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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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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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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 your ...


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This is answered right in the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom documentation on importing files: Lightroom determines a photo is a duplicate of another file in the catalog if it has the same, original filename; the same Exif capture date and time; and the same file size.


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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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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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Just solved the issue by chance - I used exfatlabel to name my card and voilá it was auto-detected and works fine under Linux and in my 6d:)


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You have probably imported only low-quality preview files. You have at least 2 options: Import the master directory of your images into Lightroom. Things can get messy if you are still using another editing software besides LR. Copy the physical files directly from their repertories into a new one and import this new repertory to Lightroom.


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thumb_IMG files are thumbnail images that Photos generates for imported images. So, you've probably imported the thumbnails, and not the originals. Assuming you have a default Photos/OSX setup: Go into your home directory's Pictures folder. Right-click/ctrl-click on your Photos Library.photoslibrary "file" and select Show Package Contents. This will ...


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Lightroom imports the pictures where you told it to do it, the position of the catalog is irrelevant. Here is an extract from https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/help/importing-photos-lightroom-basic-workflow.html, 5. Tell Lightroom where to put your photos. : On the right side of the import window, click To and specify where you want to save your copied ...


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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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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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I don't know of any import plugin for Lightroom to Photos app. However, it is possible to import from the Photos repository, just not that simple. Photos.app copies all the photos it manages into a separate repository, called "Photos Library". You will need to use the Finder context method command "Show Package Contents" to see inside the library; in there ...


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cmason's answer has covered how to get the photos out of Photos. However, here's where you first went wrong. When you import images to Lightroom, Lightroom gives you four different ways to do this, and they're all at the top of the Import window. You select which one you want by clicking on it. From left to right, the options are: Copy as DNG. This ...


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I found the solution by my by myself! I had changed pc during the moving I have changed the user name from Fabio to fabio. Lightroom had found the files but does not recognize the folders as the same.


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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 side,...


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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): "$$$/AgImportDialog/ShootArrangement_1/Template=%Y/%m/%Y-%m-...


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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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Most of Jeffrey Friedl's export plugins allow the opportunity to include EXIF data as metadata in the description / caption / keyword fields with tokens. Specifically I use the free (donationware) Metadata Wrangler Plugin. In your case you could use the "Special Keyword Processing" section to add keywords using these tokens on export: {CameraMake} {...


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When you open the import dialog in Lightroom, you have, at the top middle, (up to) four options: "Copy as DNG", "Copy", "Move", "Add". Adding to the catalog will be done in all cases. "Copy as DNG", "Copy" and "Move" copy your photos from their source to the folder you set on the right side. "Copy as DNG" converts them to DNG in the process. "Move" will ...


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You can't organize them by Lightroom without downloading them to your computer because LR can manage only local files. Make sure that you checked an option in your OneDrive settings to store offline copies of your images on your local PC.


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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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USB-based flash card reader chipsets are notorious for their bad firmware and data corruption bugs (particularly when large block sizes get involved). Chances are, somebody recently rewrote the USB mass storage driver, thought to themselves, "What is this code? It doesn't appear to do anything", and was wrong. If you're a developer, please file a bug at ...


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What issues should I be aware of around buying an import model camera? Items intended to be sold in one market or world area that are shipped to a different market or world area are often called 'grey market' items. Regional differences in pricing and constantly fluctuating currency exchange rates can often make it attractive to buy products in one country (...


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The easiest way is to simply insert the MicroSD card, start Lightroom, then in Lightroom, drag and drop the folders that are on the SD Card to a folder that is on the SSD. Lightroom will probably prompt you to confirm the move. Lightroom will move the files from the SD card to the SSD. Before doing this, you may wish to right click on the top-most SSD ...


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The 'Library' tab is likely using the jpeg preview generated in-camera and attached to the raw file. The develop module is probably reinterpreting the raw data based upon your choice for default rendering. Or vice versa, depending on your choices in Lightroom's settings options.


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When I want to do this I use the Messages app on the Mac to send it to myself using my phone number. The photo then appears on my phone in an iMessage, which I can then save straight to the camera roll. This works both ways too, so you can send photos from your iPhone back to your Mac.


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