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Import photos from a different Lightroom catalog

Jul 17, 2012 12:49 PM

 
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    Jul 17, 2012 1:29 PM   in reply to Community Help

    It appears to me that the original filename is NOT retained when you import pictures from another catalog. Is that right? Here is why I'm asking -- When I imported from the camera, I renamed all the pictures. Now I have imported from that catalog into another catalog. In the second catalog, it seems that the original filename is lost -- I can't rename using the original filename from the camera.

     

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    Jul 17, 2012 1:31 PM   in reply to jack541

    jack541-

    Rename photos when importing

     

    When copying or moving photos into the catalog during import, you can specify how the files are named.

    1. In the File Renaming panel on the right side of the import window, select Rename Files.
    2. If you choose a naming option that uses a custom name, type the name in the Custom Text field.
    3. If you don’t want a numeric sequence to start with “1,” enter a value in the Start Number field.

     

    Here is the link:

    http://help.adobe.com/en_US/lightroom/using/WS2bacbdf8d487e5824c3548c4 1321737809a-8000.html#WS7FB8E025-52D4-40dd-95B1-8FA390EBF9BC

     

    and a basic tutorial on importing into catalogs:

    http://help.adobe.com/en_US/lightroom/using/WS427A4C94-2499-456d-8E17- AE09D3316A03.html

     

    -janelle

     
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    Jul 17, 2012 1:41 PM   in reply to janelle_f

    I didn't make clear my question. Is the original filename retained when a photo is imported from a catalog? I've editted my question to clarify the question. The impact for me is that I cannot rename in the second catalog using the original filename (the name on the membory card). A second and greater impact is that the "suspected duplicates" feature no longer works for the renamed files.

     
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    Jul 17, 2012 1:53 PM   in reply to jack541

    That has been my experience. I don't agree with it but it happens.

     
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    Jul 18, 2012 2:17 AM   in reply to Rikk Flohr

    I think that is the way it works. It is not the ideal thing IMHO.

     
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    Jul 18, 2012 2:18 AM   in reply to jack541

    Yep, the original filename is lost (along with the importHash).

     

    I'd call it a bug.

     
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