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Why does Lightroom re-import already imported photos from my iPhone 5?

Dec 15, 2012 5:33 PM

Tags: #lightroom #problem #import #lightroom4

I've noticed that if I use Lightroom to import photos from my iPhone, it fails to recognize that it has already imported them. I don't see this behaviour when imporing from my Canon. How do I get LR to recognize what it's already imported?

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    Dec 15, 2012 6:22 PM   in reply to jmathews94091432

    It should work, but LR only knows about photos it currently has in its catalog, not ones that have been deleted, which of course it would think are new and re-import.

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    Dec 15, 2012 6:44 PM   in reply to jmathews94091432

    If you copy the photos locally to your hard-drive and then import them, does it work any different?  If you make a new catalog does it still work the same?  Are your photos on an externally-attached drive running on USB like the iPhone is?  Does it work differently if you have LR popup upon memory card insertion vs not?


    Presumably these are JPGs, right?

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    Jan 1, 2013 5:37 PM   in reply to jmathews94091432

    A "dumb" question:

    Have you unchecked <Don't import suspected duplicates> - top right corner of the Import Dialog?

    It needs to be checked when you don't want "old" photos to be imported again.

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