5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 3, 2017 4:45 PM by wobertc

    Virtual copies went missing...

    gerarde86625141

      When editing in Lr CC latest version, I often make virtual copies for editing purposes and keep the copies. At the end of the edit I export both original as well as virtual copies to Hi Res.....without any problem. Today however, after a particularly loooong and challenging edit, I lost the virtual copies.

       

      I started populating the book module and noticed that the virtual copies were moved to the end of the film strip, but they were there. Then I changed collections as a client urgently needed a pic from a previous job (which they lost!!), so changed collections to find the particular pic to email. But whenI returned to the collection I was editing all my crafted virtual copies disappeared...........

       

      Is there any way of finding them?

        • 1. Re: Virtual copies went missing...
          dj_paige Level 9

          Try Photo->Stacking->Expand All Stacks and look again

           

          If you don't like the order of photos you are seeing, change the sort order with View->Sort

          • 2. Re: Virtual copies went missing...
            gerarde86625141 Level 1

            thank you for the reply, but they are still missing...will have to re-edit

            • 3. Re: Virtual copies went missing...
              wobertc Adobe Community Professional

              As per DJ..."Expand all stacks",  would have been my first suggestion, but your first post just raises questions for me?

              export both original as well as virtual copies to Hi Res.

              Why?

              You do not need 'Exported' versions of a photo to use in the Book module. A Virtual Copy will work just as well without an export.

              I started populating the book module

              How? Give details please. How did you get photos into the book?

              when I returned to the collection I was editing

              Which Collection was this- a Standard Collection, or a Saved Book Collection? (or do you mean a "Folder" of photos?)

               

              My preferred 'Book' method is to-

              1. Create a Standard Collection and select these photos,

              2. Open the Book Module,

              3. Create a "Saved Book" Collection

              (4. Optional- Delete the Standard Collection)

              5. Add extra images to the book by adding to the "Saved Book" collection.

              6. Only ever work the Book design from the "Saved Book" collection.

              • 4. Re: Virtual copies went missing...
                gerarde86625141 Level 1

                Thank you for the advice, really appreciate. I think it was while I was working in the book module that I lost the pics.

                 

                I sometimes, like I did in this case, use the book module simply to create montages of pics. I open the book module and then simply drag and drop into the preferred layout, but not sure if this is the best way of creating montages in Lr?

                 

                I eventually recovered the missing (most of them)  pics by going into Library module, selected all photographs and sorted by time.

                 

                Regards

                • 5. Re: Virtual copies went missing...
                  wobertc Adobe Community Professional

                  creating montages in Lr

                  Yes, the Book module can create montages, but you are limited to the templates that are provided for page design. (Save the 'book' to JPG)

                  You can also create montages in the Print module using the Layout Style "Custom Package". Here you have almost 'freehand' ability to place images (in cells) on a page. (In the Print Job panel you "Print To:  JPG")

                   

                  But if you want 'fancy' -like rotated images, borders, shadows, etc, montages are best done in Photoshop (which you have as a CC subscriber)