3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 7, 2014 9:30 AM by Jayrii

    copy photos?


      I want to make copies of the master files of 8 shots in a folder containing 608 photos.  I'm using the folder to create a time lapse so virtual copies would interfere with the flow of the time lapse and virtual copies can't be moved out of the original folder.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

        • 1. Re: copy photos?
          Joshua Cohen Level 3

          You will need to be clearer on what you are trying to accomplish. Virtual copies are just that...virtual. They would not be in the physical folder. Only in Lightroom.

          • 2. Re: copy photos?
            dj_paige Level 9

            In general, there is no physical COPY photo function in Lightroom. Virtual copies are the tool provided by Lightroom.

            • 3. Re: copy photos?
              Jayrii Level 1

              Thank you for your responses. 

              I worked around Lightroom to do what I wanted to-

              I tracked down the image files I wanted to copy and copied them into a sub folder and renamed them.

              Then went back into LR and imported them.

              Now I have fresh copies of the photos that I want to work on as "stills" leaving the first copies in place in the folder for the time lapse.

              My problem was that any work I did on those images alone would create a "flicker" in the time lapse that I'm working on.

              I was looking for a way to make the copies through Lightroom, but understand that it is designed to not make copies but different "instances" of edits to an original.