My wife imported some images and saved them to an external hard drive. I then took the hard drive with me on an air force deployment to the desert. The photos are still on the memory card, is there a way to reimport them and save them to the desktop? Right now they show up darkend and she cannot check the box to import.
They are darkened because LR already has these images in its database and you probably have checked "Don't Import Suspected Duplicates". Re-Importing is rarely a good idea.
Have there any developments been made to these images? If yes, you explicitly don't want to reminport because your edits to the images will be lost. If you have edits on these images:
- Move the images to a desired location
- If we are talking about a complete folder, right-click on the folder (with the question mark) in the folder panel in the library and select "Update Folder Location"
- Point it to the new location.
- If it is for some images only, click on the question mark on the image and ... point to the new location of the image.