4 Replies Latest reply on May 8, 2016 6:24 PM by conrazon

    Lightroom 6

    conrazon

      I'm new to lightroom and am taking an online course. I created a catalog named catalog1 and imported fotos to it as per course instruction. I also created two folders on desktop, lightroom 6 catalogs and another labeled Freds images. I imported raw files from a SD card and sent them to freds images, where I can see they are now.

      When I open LR it shows my HD and two files labeled 2015 and 2016 which are the imported fotos, under them is catalog1. I can see the images on the files and those in catalog1. When I press import LR says it cannot find my images. Should I have created a new catalog to import them to? Can I create one now but also keep them in my folder? If so, how can I do this. Appreciate any help I can get.

      PD.. LR6 catalogs folder has backup files, previews, LR setting, etc.

        • 1. Re: Lightroom 6
          dj_paige Level 9

          When I open LR it shows my HD and two files labeled 2015 and 2016 which are the imported fotos,

           

          First, you mean folders, not files, right?

           

          I can see the images on the files and those in catalog1. When I press import LR says it cannot find my images.

          What is the exact message you get from Lightroom? Word-for-word, verbatim?

          Should I have created a new catalog to import them to?

           

          If you have one catalog, then I would most definitely NOT advise you to create a second catalog. Keep your life simple, use one catalog.

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          • 2. Re: Lightroom 6
            John Blaustein Level 4

            I know you are taking an online course, but you might find Victoria Bampton's free LR book useful:

             

            The Lightroom Queen – Tips, Tutorials & Troubleshooting for Adobe Photoshop Lightro

             

            Free Lightroom Quick Start eBooks

             

            John

            • 3. Re: Lightroom 6
              conrazon Level 1

              Thank you john, downloaded tutorial, very helpful info.

              • 4. Re: Lightroom 6
                conrazon Level 1

                dj, let me start over. When I imported a sd card I directed LR to place images in " freddies image folder" on my desktop and it did. I didn't ask LR to use the Lightroom 6 catalog folder that is also on my desktop. When I opened LR its showing two folders under hard drive labeled 2015 and 2016. Under them is a folder label catalog1 which I made when I started course. In this catalog are fotos imported from the course. I aslo have a" LR6 catalogs"  folder on my desktop that contains Backups, LRsettings, previews..

                  I wanted to import another sd card and a get this message, "The destination folder "user/desktop/freddies image files is not available. Using "pictures"folder instead." And it opens picture folder. It doesn't give me any other option. So I end up having to force quit LR.

                I feel that the only option I have is deleting everything and starting over.. hope you can give me insights.  Thank you !!!