Exporting and Importing a Classic Catalog
Mar28

Exporting and Importing a Classic Catalog

There have been many times over the years where I’ve needed to export a subset of my main catalog for a specific reason, such as to travel or to share a selection of work, and then later needed to import any changes (and new photos) from that catalog back into my main catalog. Exporting a Catalog Let’s walk through the steps for how this can be done. Step One: There are a couple of ways to export a catalog, but my favorite way...

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Mystery Keyword Puzzler
Feb21

Mystery Keyword Puzzler

I get this question often enough on the Lightroom Help Desk that I thought it worth making a public service announcement about it. The question usually goes something along the lines of, “All of my imported photos keep coming into my catalog with the same keyword applied to them, and I never applied that keyword. Help!” They will usually go on to report that they’ve cleared the Keywords field of the Import dialog,...

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Keeping Lightroom Classic’s Files in Check: Part 2
Jan31

Keeping Lightroom Classic’s Files in Check: Part 2

Wrapping up last week’s post with some more tips for keeping Classic in control. Managing Import Backup Copies We left off last we speaking of automated back up processes that are left to the user to manage, the Make a Second Copy To option in the File Handling panel of the Import dialog is another potential disk space hog. This is a very well intentioned checkbox whose purpose is to allow you to copy the contents of your memory...

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Save Time By Creating Import Presets
Dec11

Save Time By Creating Import Presets

If you start to realize you’re using the same settings fairly often when importing images, you can save a ton of time by creating an “Import Preset” with your settings already in place. That way, you don’t have to answer all the questions, and check all the boxes, and type in all the extra info in the Import window every time. Plus, you can create as many of these presets as you need, so for example, if...

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How To Import Your iPhoto Library Into Lightroom Classic
Dec04

How To Import Your iPhoto Library Into Lightroom Classic

I get a decent amount of questions on this topic from folks on my Lightroom seminar tour – so much so I thought I’d cover TWO different methods for importing your iPhoto library into Lightroom here today (btw: it works pretty much the same for importing your Apple Aperture library). NOTE: This is for importing Apple’s discontinued iPhoto application – NOT Apple’s current application named...

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Save Time With Auto Import
Nov01

Save Time With Auto Import

Lightroom Classic’s Auto Import function is an often-overlooked asset with a lot of potential for increasing your efficiency and providing an alternative means for adding new photos to your Lightroom catalog automatically. The Auto Import function has been around since the beginning, and was originally the only way to shoot tethered. Now that Lightroom’s has a built-in Tethered Capture, Auto Import has faded from the limelight....

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