Although they show this way in the Library, each photo says that the original file could not be found (even after the import looked normal)
This generally means that your images(originals) are getting de-linked/missing from Lightroom.
- Camera card malfunction
- Images are missing from Lightroom.
Please refer Adobe Lightroom - Find moved or missing files and folders and find out the images showing as "missing".
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Although they show this way in the Library, each photo says that the original file could not be found
This happens because you have moved or renamed or deleted the photos (or the folders that contain them) outside of Lightroom.
If you moved the photos or folders, use your operating system move them back to where they were. If you did something else, or you're not sure, the instructions for fixing this problem are here: http://www.computer-darkroom.com/lr2_find_folder/find-folder.htm
Thank you for your help. I’m trying the methods from the link but having no luck so far. Have I possibly inadvertently changed a Lightroom setting that I need to reset because I am not conscientiously or physically moving the folder or photos anywhere when I am first importing them into Lightroom from my SD card. Should I try to reset preferences because I need to be able to get them into the develop module right away to work on them (and have the images look normal)? Thank you.
I do eventually highlight and export them to a Desktop file and then to Dropbox so I don’t know if that has anything to do with it happening as soon as I import new photos into Lightroom from the SD card. Thanks...
Show us a screen capture of the problem.
Thank you Akash, My SD card seems to be fine because I have to import to the MAC Photos to be able to salvage my photos and they look fine in there.