I am trying to import photos but most of them are grayed out and say they have already been imported but they have not. I just took them. I formatted my memory card right before the shoot and they are available to import through iPhoto, but not lightroom, so I don't think it is a problem with the card. How can I import them into lightroom?
Try copying them from the card to a folder of your choosing and naming using Finder. Then open LR and import them from the folder you created.
Could be there are images in the catalog that have the same name? Most cameras have 2, if not more, settings for naming files on the card. Some are set by default to always use the same name after every format of the card. iPhoto is placing them in its Masters folder under a sub-folder by Date. So iPhoto wouldn't see or care if they are named the same as other images in other dated sub-folder.
Wow, that magically worked. Thank you.
You are welcome.