You say that the import added them just fine. But you also say that you get the message that there were no photos. So what did Lightroom import?
I Meant all of the regular folders on my compter. The ones from my phone & camera that were already on the computer.
The Legacy photos were also on the computer before I downloaded lightroom. The Legacy photos consist of down loaded photos & scanned photos. Jpeg, tiff & bmp. They are stored in windows X86/legacy9/media in folders.
How familiar are you with Lightroom? Are you aware that images must be imported into the Lightroom catalog which is a database? Did you activate the Lightroom import process and point Lightroom to that folder in Legacy that contains your images and specifically go through the import process?
Since you are just trying Lightroom, I am wondering if it is the right program for your purposes. I understand genealogy somewhat. I don't use Legacy, but I use other genealogical software. If you could explain to me what it is you expect from Lightroom perhaps I could point you in the right direction on how you might integrate Lightroom into your workflow.
You will need to select each of the Legacy media folders in the import dialog, then choose Add to the catalog. Lightroom can import the JPEG and TIF files just fine, but will not be able to import the BMP files as it doesn't recognize that format. You can use Photoshop, or some other file utility to convert the BMP files if needed.
Since I'm not familiar with the Legacy application, I'm assuming the images are sitting in standard folders, not some type of database. If they're not in standard folders, then you might need to export the images out of Legacy before importing into Lightroom.