this is probably a stupid question... i just recently used my raw software and not Lightroom, and imported photos onto my hard drive. i now want to add those photos to a collection in Lightroom. i can't figure out (to save my life) how in the world do i navigate to photos IN Lightroom 4, but photos that were already imported with another software. can anyone help? thanks!
There is only one way to navigate to photos in Lightroom. They must be imported into the Lightroom catalog. And if you used either raw software the adjustments you made on those images most likely will not be visible in Lightroom.
Here is the easiest way (in my opinion):
* select files in Explorer/Finder
* drag them to Lightroom (library) grid.
* review import settings - make sure 'Add' is selected at the top of import dialog box.
* click 'Import'.
awesome! thank you!