2 Replies Latest reply on May 28, 2017 1:47 PM by paul6001

    Can't merge photos

    paul6001

      So I shoot a wedding. I use two cameras. I download both cards to Lightroom. First, I try putting them both in the same folder. Doesn't work. Lightroom seems to be downloading the second card, but the files don't show up in the folder. Then I download each card to a separate folder--Katy1 and Katy2. Both cards download smoothly. One has 361 files in it, the other has a different 207 files in it. Then I try to move the contents of one folder into the other. No go. No matter which folder I try to move into the other, it tells me "Files Already Exist" and refuses to move them. (I need them in one folder because I have to sort by time of capture.) Advice, O Lords of Lightroom?

        • 1. Re: Can't merge photos
          dj_paige Level 9

          You don't have to have the photos in the same folder to sort by capture time. Put them in a collection.

          Then I try to move the contents of one folder into the other. No go. No matter which folder I try to move into the other, it tells me "Files Already Exist" and refuses to move them.

          Explain this so we can understand. Give us relevant information. Are the files already in the folder, according to your operating system? Yes or no?

           

          Or better yet, make your life simple, forget about folders, put the photos in question into a collection, it will take you less than 30 seconds, and then continue on with your task.

          • 2. Re: Can't merge photos
            paul6001 Level 1

            You are a genius! I am forever in your debt!