What exactly do you mean by a Pinned Folder.
I've been using LR since it came out, some 9 years ago, and have never heard of a Pinned folder in the import dialog.
I just looked and there is no Pinning of folders in the import dialog
So I googled "Pinning a source folder in the lightroom import dialog window" and nothing came up about Pinning an import folder.
There was links to Auto Import settings and Watched folders.
My workflow is, that I copy my photos from the memory card into a folder on my harddrive. That folder is (was...) pinned in the import dialog as default import source. It worked fine until the last update.
By "pinned", do you simply mean "selected" (highlighted)? When I insert a memory card and then open the Import window, the memory card is still selected every time (LR CC 2015.6):
I think you're saying it's not selected when you insert a card and open the Import window?
The Source panel on the left also has a notion of "docking" folders, which collapses the hierarchy some and helps navigate to deeply nested folders:
But I don't think you're referring to docking, are you? That's only useful with deep nesting, which doesn't happen with memory cards out of cameras.
Before 2015.6, LR showed the last selected folder on the right side of the import dialog. And the root folder was pinned to the root directory of the photos managed by LR.
In my LR CC 2015.6 (OS X 10.11), when I open the Import window, the Destination panel shows the destination folders as collapsed:
But when I expand the folders, the previously selected destination folder is in fact still selected:
And even if I don't expand the folders but proceed to do the import, that previously selected destination folder is used as the root folder where the subfolders will be placed.
Is this what you are observing?
What I think the OP was referring to was the Source folder.
Prior to latest update,
- This showed all devices,
- For the last folder from which an import had occurred, the folder structure was fully expanded down to and including the most recent
- This folder was automatically selected, and any new images marked as 'Import'
- So all you needed to do was select the import button
- One mouse movement and click in the OP's case (which I use as well)
- This still shows all devices, but
- For the device from which the last import was performed, only the top level folder structure is shown so,
- You need to:
- a) Click Select a source
- b) Select the most recent folder from the top of the list
- c) Then select import
- Meaning three mouse movements and clicks rather than one
Ah, it's called "Docked folder" in the english UI; I didn't find that... - and I have the german UI only...
Yes, I mean the "docked folder".
And since I never import directly from a memory card but always from a folder on my hard disk, it was really nice to "dock" my source folder and get it selected the next time I open the import dialog.
Sorry, I didn't find the correct english name: I mean "docked folders"
Ok, sorry for the confusion with "pinned" folder - "docked" or "docking" would be the right term, as I learend here :-)
So what's wrong now:
Before the upgrade to 2015.6 I saw my "docked" source folder when I opened the import dialog:
Now it shows me the root directory of the drive D:
So I have to navigate down to my source folder.
And the same is true on the right side of the dialog selecting the destination folder. It used to be:
But now there's no docked folder, so I have to expand the entire directory tree.
That's just annoying because it used to work pretty fine in the earlier version.
As I said in an earlier post, the "last used" destination folder will be shown in the "TO" section at the top of the right-hand panel. Just verify it's correct, and enter the new sub-folder name....no need to start expanding folder trees.
Regarding the source folder, have you tried clicking on the "Select a Source" box at the top of the left hand panel? Doing that will produce a list of all the recent source folders, which you can select from. If you always use the same folder, it'll be at the top of the list.
Re Select a Source:
True but as I pointed out its 3 mouse clicks not 1
Just what were they trying to improve?
Re LR not remembering docked folders, you could file a bug report in the official Adobe feedback forum: Photoshop Lightroom | Photoshop Family Customer Community. The more detail about your precise workflow you include, the more likely you'll influence Adobe. As you can see from this discussion, it's easy to get confused about what people are describing, especially with multiple languages involved.
I no longer have CC 2015.5.1 / 6.5.1 installed, but my LR 5.7.1 doesn't seem to remember docked folders either. But I agree it would be nicer if it did.
Yes, that's true; it works as you have it described.
Well, I never had a look at these two elements in the top of the import dialog, because the docked folder did what I want :-)
I have a similar issue. Prior to the June update, my destination folders were always shown open to the last used. My particular workflow involves creating a new folder specific to each job within a photos folder. After creating that, I switch to LR and import into that folder. This worked very efficiently since that photos folder was always already open in the destination dialog and LR would have already recognized the newly created job folder within. Click new folder, hit import, done. For some reason now the destination folder defaults back to the HD's root at each open and I have to drill down through the file hierarchy after every LR restart. Highly inefficient.
Hendeltom, my solution was to create a shortcut to my photos folder and place that shortcut in the HD's root. Not ideal as it creates clutter on my drive that I don't want but it does seem to work. Please do file a bug report at the link johnrellis provided. Maybe if enough of us do, they'll fix it back.
...the destination folder defaults back to the HD's root at each open...
The previous destination folder is still selected, it's just that the folder hierarchy has been collapsed:
If you expand the folder hierarchy, the previous destination folder will still be highlighted. (But it isn't necessary to expand the hierarchy if you want to use the previous destination.)
Adobe has acknowledged this bug and said it will be fixed in the next release: Lightroom 2015.6: Update does not remember the last destination target directory | Photoshop Family Customer Community
I did notice it was still selected, it was just the issue of digging back through every time to select my new subfolder. Thanks for pointing out the the thread with adobe's response... I missed that one. Very good to hear it will be fixed!
I am having a very annoying and expanding problem with capitalization of jpg file extensions. It began popping up a few weeks ago with no new download of software. This issue is that somehow I am duplicates of older images showing up in the file from which they were downloaded, sometimes many months ago. All these images to my knowledge have a different case on the jpg file extension. I can not delete the duplicates out because both are tied to the original file in my hard drive.
My workflow for 30,000 images in LR has always been to load all images from the camera into a "Load In" folder in the hard drive using LR. I then delete, do some preliminary processing and move images I wish to retain into a "Permanent Folder" in which they will usually will remain forever.. I do aggressively use star, color, etc ratings to further sort into smart catelogues. The Community has recommended always loading into the permanent folder, however, for my filing strategy this is an impractical work flow.
I have not changed my workflow in years, that I am aware of, and the reoccurance of the duplicate files is only identified as I scan through my inventory, so I am not aware specifically when they arrived or what action generated the arrival.
One person in the Community suggested this was a version of a know capitalization bug.
Thanks for any help. Jerry