Insert your camera card into your computer.
Go to the Library module.
Click on Import the button in the bottom left hand corner of the screen.
Work your way from upper left to bottom right in the window.
Choose the source where your new images are.
Top center, choose what you want to do with the new images.
Move to the top right corner and click on the TO to choose your desired location to put the files.
Below that are more options that can be done along with importing, like re-naming etc.
At the bottom RH corner you should see the folder listed where you are putting them.
Hope this works for you.
I think this will help. I was hoping for a way to set something up as a default, but if it will always ask me where I want to store them, then I think that works about the same. When I was using regular Lightroom CC, it just automatically made a new folder on my HD. I had to delete it and then change the destination path for them.
Thank you for this. If I screw it up when I am trying to import more photos later this week, I'll be back to bother you again.
What makes me sad is that all of the work I did in Lightroom CC doesn't transfer over to Lightroom Classic, so I need to remember that they are over there. Plus I need to relearn how to do things, as the interface is different, and there seem to be a lot more options.
Lightroom Classic CC is the same as the "old" Lightroom CC. The options are basically the same, except for the new features that have been added. Are you really comparing the new cloud-based Lightroom CC? Now that interface is definitely different.
And this video really helped also. I honestly thought that I needed to change my settings before importing. I think that this pretty much takes care of what I needed to get my files exactly where I wanted them. Thanks.
Yes. I only got Lightroom for the first time about a month ago. I wasn't even aware at the time that there was Classic and a cloud based one that downloaded. I just started working in the one that automatically installed, and got confused when every tutorial I was trying to watch had a completely different interface. That meant that I just taught myself as many basics as I could.
Then, when I realized there was a different one that was probably better suited to my needs, and was actually on my PC somewhere, I launched that program. It is definitely different, but it looks a lot like all of the videos that I tried to watch before.
I won't be doing a ton of in-depth things, so I doubt that I will need too much help that isn't available in the tutorials. I just need to go and watch them again now that I have the right program to follow along.
So which version are you using? Lightroom Classic CC or Lightroom CC?
My plan is to use Lightroom Classic CC moving forward. It looks like it has better options. I just need to figure out how it all works.
Thanks for your help, everyone.