Video 7 – Source And Transfer Options (7:20) You cannot view this unit as you're not logged in yet. Post navigationPrevious post: Video 6 – Import Preferences (3:51)Next post: Video 8 – Import Photo Grid Area (8:56) 18 thoughts on “Video 7 – Source And Transfer Options (7:20)” Ralph Smith March 1, 2020 Are you using Lightroom classic version 9.2? There seems to be some differences from your vids. I can’t change files on the left in library (import) mode but I can on my remote memory VisionTek 1TB which will immediately show up in LR. I can’t find a folder containing containing LR-Photos.Ircat – it’s an icon – and I can’t rename on my mini mac hard drive. Also when I open LR classic I get error message: the destination folder “/Volumes/My-Photos/Photos/2019/Canada is not available. Using “Pictures” folder instead.” after starting LR classic from my remote VTK hard drive. Thanks Reply Steve_Perry March 1, 2020 I believe it is 9.2 – I’m out of town and away from my mina computer. The problem is, without actually seeing your computer, answering these questions is nearly impossible for me. Not sure what you mean by can’t change files? Some of these files / folders could be anywhere – I’d probably start with a search of the hard drive fo res library catalog. It’s fine on the main computer drive – you don’t have to move it, BUT you do need to know where it is. Keep in mind that when you close Lightroom and it asks to backup, it usually puts the backup in the same directory as the main catalog. As for the missing photos, you should be able to just point Lightroom to them as described in the previous video about finding missing photos. Once Lightroom knows where they are, you can move the folders form within Lightroom to where you would like them. Reply Deborah Keiran March 15, 2020 Help! I have been away in Costa Rica and am very excited to download my photos. Following along with your videos to do it right the first time. I successfully set up my ssd portable hard drive before I left and downloaded photos onto it. Today I get this message when I put on my card from my camera. Basically says the destination folder is not available and will use pictures folder instead. I don’t want them on my computer hard drive and I don’t know how to fix this. Thanks for any help. It worked before so not sure what is wrong. Reply Deborah Keiran March 15, 2020 I might have figured it out. On the right hand side clicked on the ssd drive. 😊 Reply Rick Beldegreen April 5, 2020 Another reason not to convert to DNG is that if you like to enter photo contests, if you are lucky enough to have a photo make it to the final round for judging, many contests do not accept DNG when they ask for a copy of the original. DNG = Automatic disqualification Reply Steve_Perry April 5, 2020 Thanks for the tip – I did not know that! Although, it does it makes sense. Reply Wilfred Banfield April 28, 2020 Hi Steve, I’m struggling with the course as I use Lightroom CC not Classic – so your screen and settings looks completely different to my settings. What should I do? Do I in fact have the same settings as you, but they are hidden in a different place? Reply Steve_Perry April 29, 2020 The best bet is to switch to Classic. The course is designed for Classic only and doesn’t cover Lightroom CC. You should have Classic in your subscription. It’s just so much more powerful and gives you a lot more options. Reply Edward ERKES September 18, 2020 I’ve decided to switch from Adobe Bridge to Lightroom and I am trying to decide whether to use dng or stay with raw. The one advantage of dng that you did not mention is the incorporation of “fast load” data in the dng. Is this a significant benefit? I find Adobe Bridge to be very slow for opening and browsing folders of images. I’m hoping Lightroom will be faster, but some reviews of Lightroom mention how slow it is. Do you have enough experience with Bridge to compare performance speed? Thanks. Reply Steve_Perry September 19, 2020 I honestly don’t use bridge enough to give you a good answer (haven’t launched it in years). Reply Hong Li February 10, 2021 I shoot with RAW & JPG. How do I import just RAW phots? Reply Richard Bott April 12, 2021 Hi Steve. All my photos are currently saved in Photos. I’ve downloaded Lightroom Classic but not yet imported any photos into the new photo file structure you have suggested. Do I now have to abandon using Photos as a cloud based back up? As I’m paying monthly for the service I would like to keep Photos as back up. Reply Steve April 12, 2021 My advice is to use the system that works best for you. My examples have worked well for me over the years, but that dons’t mean they are the right choice for everyone. If the setup you have works and makes sense to you then there’s no reason not to stick with it. As you’ll find later in the course, you can also sort using collections, so it’s not mandatory for sorting purposes to use folders. Reply Hong Li November 16, 2021 Steve, I recently bought a drone. I just noticed it is DNG format. Any different in processing if i import into Lightroom? Reply Hong Li November 16, 2021 Steve, in Transfer Options, what is “move” and “Add”? I have a lot of raw files that i never touched. How do I import them? 1. Use “Move” if i use a new external drive for lightroom? 2. Use “Add” if i use the same external drive for lightroom? Reply Hong Li November 17, 2021 found my answers on the bonus video. thanks Reply Tony Blake November 13, 2022 Hi Steve, re importing duplicates. I have noticed when shooting birds, even a quick burst of say 5+ images they can often look pretty much the same, even for a longer burst. However, close examination often shows a bird blinking in a frame or two. Would Lightroom detect this and treat as separate images or disregard the blinking bird? Thanks. I’m enjoying the series. Going over videos a few times to have it sink in. My memory card is not what it use to be 😉 Reply Steve November 19, 2022 No worries. I think it looks at file names and creation times too. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.