3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 23, 2016 5:12 PM by wobertc

    Wrong sorting of Files after import

    Markus Meyer

      Hello,

       

      I have the problem that after the import of photos of my iPhones the files are correctly renamed after recording date, however, copied to wrong folders. For example, the folder 2016/12 contains photos with a recording date from December 2016 and photos from May 2016 or December 2015.

      Overall, I imported about 6500 photos. Moving all files by hand would be very complex. The photos are also available on the iPhone.

      Does anyone know this problem and may have a solution for me?

       

      Many Greetings

      Markus

       

      My operating system is Windows 10 Pro with LR 2015 CC

        • 1. Re: Wrong sorting of Files after import
          wobertc Adobe Community Professional

          What are the details you used in the Destination Panel?

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          I suspect you may have renamed the files by date, but had the 'Organize' option set to [into one folder].

           

          Do not re-import. It is easily possible to use the Metadata Filter to select photos by date (Year, Month, Day) and drag them to appropriate folders in the folder panel. (Right-click in the folders panel to create new folders.)

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          The date format options in the import dialog are also very confusing (they were for me!).

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          • 2. Re: Wrong sorting of Files after import
            Markus Meyer Level 1

            Thank you for your response.

             

            Basically, I leave each photo when importing rename. This looks like this: YYYYMMDD_HH-MM-SS_FileName

            My folder structure is e.g. 2016/01 ... 2016/12 etc. As I always do.

            During the import, however, the files are curiously copied partially to the wrong folder. Some photos of a series are e.g. Copied to the correct folder, others turned into a completely different one.

            • 3. Re: Wrong sorting of Files after import
              wobertc Adobe Community Professional

              Sorry can not be of more help.

              Another expert in metadata may be able to check if Lr is not reading the iPhone files metadata correctly.