I'm a LR newbie so apologies if this is obvious.
I select my hard drive (iMac el Capitan), in the Folders section and ask it to Import. Many photos are picked up but I find that a lot are left behind. For example many of those not picked up are visible on the Apple Photos app but only within 'Albums'. I look for them in 'All Photos' or in Finder but can't see them in any obvious folder such as Photos, Downloads (I AirDropped a lot in to the iMac).
I find that I can 'export' these 'Album-visible' pics and even direct them into the Pictures folder - but if that is the case then surely they are already on my iMac hard drive and why doesn't LR pick them up? Do I have to 'export' all the 'missing' photos from Albums into 'Pictures' in order for LR to pick them up?
I want to get ALL photos on my iMac into my LR catalogue and this is proving frustrating. Help please!
Lightroom don't see images which are stored in any other program like Photos app or iPhoto Gallery. You need to export all the images out from these app and save it on any folder on the imac or external drive, from there you can export your remaining images in Lightroom.