I have added an image file to a folder that had been previously imported into Lightroom.
When I tried synchronizing the folder after adding the file, LR does not even see this new file.
The file was created in Photoshop Elements using the Save for Web command (GIF format).
Thank you, guys.
I could not imagine that LR does not support formats generated by LSE.
Remember that Lightroom is not an image editor. GIF is good for many things, but photographic images is not one of them. Some folks will need to make GIFs or PNGs for their work starting from a photographic source. Those people will already have (or should have) a pixel editor. Lightroom would never be the right tool for that job.
[John Tranter » ] Yes, but once you have installed Lightroom, it takes over how and where your image files are stored, and it becomes your default image database. Its database function is far more important and has a more dominant role that its role of image editor.
Except that many of your important images : maps, flags, street signs, and so on -- are GIFS, and never appear in your default database. Why not?
You may not want to *alter* them in Lightroom, but since Lightroom is your default front end and database for images, why can't you *store* them there, alongside the other images they are related to?
Now I am forced to use two very diffferent methods for storing images: Lightroom and my file system.
See this thread in the feedback forum:
Please add your opinion and vote on it. As a workaround, the Any File plugin lets you import any file type into a LR catalog; but it's not as convenient as having the functionality built-in.