In Lightroom-6 I want to start organising photos on the harddisk ("Folders").
(At a later stage i want to import photos from years back as well).
I want to organise in "Years" and "Months".
i.e. Photos from year 2004: I want to create a folder named "2004" within that "2004" -folder I want to create 12 sub-folders (months) named 2004-01, 2004-02, 2004-03, 2004-04 etcetera. (01 = January, 02 = February 03 = March etc.).
It should look like this:
In the LR-app I think I am not able to create folders on the harddisk. I created folders in the "Lightroom Masters" -folder but it won't show up as intended in the LR-app under "Folders" after starting Lightroom up.
Before I start moving photos to the new created folders I would like to make sure the LR-app can still find them afterwards.
Anyone got a good method or a instruction-link maybe? Any other tips most welcome as well.
The Import dialog box can create Calendar based folder when you import, from photos that are differently organized in existing folders. Use the MOVE or COPY option. The instructions are here (see section 5): https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/help/import-photos-video-catalog.html
In addition to the above, you might also want to organize using keywords.
I use the LR organization: YYYY/YYYYMMDD That's ok for me to find back my files, even when I do a lot of shootings. Mostly, I add some textual indication after the day folder, especially when doing different shoots the same day.
And then I use a lot of keywords and geographical tagging, so that I can find my shoots back even in a larger database.