At the bottom of the import dialog, there is a "sort" field; check that first.
I'm not sure if this is related to upgrading my Mac Pro to Yosemite. Or if I, or an assistant, screwed up the camera file naming in the camera (Canon 5D MkIII).
I haven't changed any setting in Imports.
Any thoughts on how to make Lightroom import in capture time order like it used to?
Using LR 5. Has anyone upgraded with this problem and seen it go away with the new version (purchased or CC)?
There's a user at LightroomForums.net reporting a very similar problem, but he's using LRCC. The only commonality that I see so far is that you're both using Yosemite, but it's too early to say that there's a pattern.
So, just to confirm we are talking about the same issue.....do you assign a sequential number on import, and after import do you then see a different order when you sort by File Name, then by Capture Time?
I have the "sort" field set to "file name", same as I always have. I have made sure the camera is naming the files in sequential order.
I import directly from the card. During import I have LR rename files using a sequential file name based on my studio name, the date the files were made, and a sequential 4 digit number.
During import, if I watch the LR import, I can see that LR is importing files from the card in a random order, not sequentially as it has always done. I can't say 100% for sure, but it does feel like this started after I upgraded to Yosemite.
Thanks for the info. One more question: you say you import directly from the card....is the card in a card reader or still in the camera? I'll ask the same question of the other user to see if there's any commonality other than you both being Yosemite users.
Card reader. I use a mix of Lexar and San Disk cards - Pro level, 800 and 1066 speeds, Extremes, use the pro quality Lexar card reader (the big black stackable one). As I'm using an older Mac Pro, it's Firewire 800, BUT the same thing happens when I'm on location and downloading to my MacBook Pro, using the same style Lexar USB 3 card reader. The MacBook Pro is also running Yosemite and the same most recent version of LR 5.
Thanks. But are you saying that this isn't a "one-off" event, but is instead happening more frequently?
The other guy I mentioned has been doing more testing and he definitely can see this problem quite consistently.
It happens consistently, I'd probably say all the time.
I'm wondering if I should set the "sort" order at Import dialog to Time instead of File Name?
Sure, if you need to see them in capture order, then Capture Time seems the only way to do it until we can get this sorted out.
Actually, I misunderstood your question.....but that is very much what we'd like you to try, i.e. set the Sort Order in the Import Dialog to "Capture Time", then see if it makes a difference.
I'm having this exact same issue. I just upgraded to Yosemite and Lightroom CC. My import preset is sorted by filename and I have "rename files" check to rename them with a name and sequential number (in the same order as the original filenames). Lightroom is naming them out of order, but I can still sort by capture time. How can I fix this have have lightroom rename them in the same sequence?
My question is why are you renaming them? Even if you feel the need to rename them why are you removing the original file name?
Each camera has its own unique file naming which with every camera I have worked with, in the case you have 2 cameras exactly the same, you can change the naming in the camera to separate them.
I'm renaming them to show the shoot date and subject name. I do this to avoid duplicate file names in my catalog.