I have been using a trial version of LR 4 and would like to know if LR can use the format of "MM-DD-YY" for the subfolder of the destination folder. My many years of files are organized by the "YYYY" top folder then "MM-YY" then by date of shooting, "MM-DD-YY" within the corresponding month. Is this possible or must I continue to rename the folders after import?
I have a working "watched folder", established through Lightroom's auto-import settings. When I place an image into that folder, it is imported into my lightroom catalog.
However, if I put a folder of images into that watched folder (i.e. "James and Stephanie" is put into a "wedding" folder), nothing happens. I do not want all of my images in one single folder; that's why I have Lightroom, so they can be organized in folders but collected in a database.
I also do not understand why Lightroom wants to move auto-imported images into a destination folder.
I would like to drop a folder into the "watched folder" and have Lightroom import (without moving the image) into my catalog.
I was surprised to not find this issue in Internet searches; is it dreadfully obvious, or is there a better way that I'm not familar with?
I created droplets for my photos but I have a problem with them. When I move files to the shortcuts while Photoshop is already open, nothing seems to happen. I have to close and re-open the program everytime I use the droplet shortcut for the action to take place. Why is it? How can I fix it?
I have an action I have been using once every year for several years in a batch automation process in Photoshop. Its purpose is to resize all the images in a specified folder and save the new versions (using the same filename) in another folder. Both folders are specified in the Batch dialogue, which is also set to override any Action 'Save As' commands. This procedure worked without any difficulties using CS4. Today, I tried running it for the first time under CS6 and it failed on the very first image.
The problem is that it is triggering a request for my permission to save the image as a copy. The reason is that it is trying to save the modified file in the source folder and ignoring my specified (different) destination folder.
I have been using Photoshop for basic editing for several years, now. For at least the last three years (whether I have used Photoshop CS5 or now, CS6), if I automate a batch of photos, going through the process of selecting the source folder, then the destination folder for the edited pictures, my choice of destination folder is ignored — the edited pictures end up in the source folder.
I wonder if it is possible to change the name of the JPEG destination folder when using Image Processor?I organize all my folders with a specific date structure. Whenever I use Image Processor to create JPEGs, the folder is called JPEG. Then I have to rename the folder with the date structure.
Is there some way to include the original folder name in the JPEG folder?"Save As JPEGSaves images in JPEG format within a folder called JPEG in the destination folder.
I just purchased Corel PaintShop Pro x4 today.At the beginning of installation, a box pops up and says: "The feature you are trying to use is on a netwok resource that is unavailable.
Click OK to try again, or enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package "vcredist.msi" in the box below."
Nothing works when I change the destination folder, and when I finally click "cancel" another box pops up saying: "Error 1714. The older version of Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Reditributable cannot be removed. Contact your technical support group."
Lightroom 3.6 has developed a strange problem ever since I tried to import seven pictures (canon RAW) directly from a CF card (rather than using Windows and then synchronising folders which is what I usually do). use of a CF card may be a red herring. Also, I’m using Windows 7 SP1.
To cut a long story short, if, in Lightroom Library, I now select “My pictures” (the top level folder) I can see all the folders and pictures that have previously been correctly catalogued and synced in Lightroom. I right click and select “Synchronize folder”. I would expect nothing to happen, because all folders have been synced, BUT, after a delay I get “Import new photos (644)”. There are no photos to import, and therefore, if I then let Lightroom try to import them, I get the error message “No photos were found to import”.
Every time I want to synchronise, I get the same problem.
I tried using a backup LRcat file. In this case the same thing happens, but it wants to import over 700 pictures. This would be partly correct as they will be about 100 genuine pictures to import due to the LRcat file genuinely missing some of my more recent photos.
Also, if I add a new folder and picture files in Windows and then open Lightroom to synchronise, it will want to import the 644 plus the correct number of new photos in the new folder. It then imports the genuine pictures. If I then try to resynchronise, I’m back to the 644 false ones.
This tells me that Lightroom has decided it needs to import 644 false pictures, plus any new genuine ones.
We run Actions on a group of images using CS4 with the File->Automate->Batch function. We use this to take, for example, 200 images from a set folder, run an action to change them into a different colour and save in a different folder, we need to do this 20 times on the same images running a different script each time to change them into a different colour and save them in the same folder (with different file extensions)
Is there a way we can instruct Photoshop to run all of these 20 scripts (one after the other in a queue as it where) without having to "Babysit" it and ask it to run each one off ourselves?
I created a action in Illustrator CS6 (on a PC) which opens PNG files, scales them onto a 8.5 x 11 page, saves them as a PDF into a output folder on my desktop and then closes the page. The action works great and does exactly what I had hoped for.
Here is my issue: I now have a need to do this on multiple files at the same time. Using the Illustrator Help menu, I found out about Batch processing. The tutorial says that a batch can be run on a single file or on a folder of files. Bingo! That's what I want. Problem is, I can't get it to work.
After setting up the batch with the following settings: (note: I didn't use a destination folder because I have the action saving the pdf into an output folder on the desktop).
According to the help page, it said to use Override Action "Open" commands which Opens the files from the specified folder and ignores any Open commands recorded as part of the original action. I thought this is what I needed to open all the files in the folder, because when recording my action, I had to use the open command to open a png file. It wouldn't just let me choose a folder. If I don't have the open command in the action, nothing happens.
My main issue is getting multiple files from within my input folder to open when running the action. The only file that opens is the file that I recorded while creating the action. If I remove that file from the folder, nothing happens at all.
I imported photos and forgot to update the last destination to the new one I created for the new photos. So, they got imported into the last folder I imported the previous set to. I want to move them to the proper folder, but I am afraid to use the "move" option because it says it will move the photos and then delete the previous folder. The folder has the previous set of pictures that I saved there and I don't want to lose them. How do I move a selective set of my photos from the folder to the new on I want them to reside in without losing the set that were in that folder previously and were saved properly?
I've Created a droplet and tested it successfully in Photoshop, then I use this droplet by select it in Post-Processing when I export DNG to TIFF in Lightroom, but there's a problem:
1. If PS is not opened when I'm exporting images in LR, the droplet will work well, i'll get an processed TIFF
2. If PS is opened before I'm exporting images in LR, the droplet won't work, then I get an unprocessed TIFF
Due to Situation 1, if PS is not opened when I'm exporting images and I tried to exported 30 images with droplet, finally I'll get only ONE image successfully processed, because PS was opened when LR export the first image.
I have been trying to get Lightroom to execute a PS droplet after exporting a set of images. The droplet runs a set of actions which performs certain sharpening and NR steps. What I've been noticing is that if the number of images is too high, the droplet execution fails. Apparently, if the number of images is past 40-50, multiple droplet commands are passed to PS simultaneously and causes PS to fail. PS cannot execute actions simultaneously on multiple images at the same time. The error returned is "Could not complete the Play command because the action is already playing".
Here is what I've discovered by experimenting with droplets on the command line without LR initiating them:
There is an inherent limitation in the number of characters that can be pass to a command in the Windows OS. That limitation is right around 2048 characters. For example, if I want to pass 30 images to a droplet for execution, the command would look like:
If the total number of characters in this command is more that 2048, the droplet crashes because you have exceeded the string limit of characters for Windows. If your source directory path is long enough like, C:UsersMynameDocumentsMy PicturesTalent Show 2008, each image can use up 50 or more characters within that command. You exceed the limit with just 40 images. My suspicion is that if you export more than this limit, LR breaks up the export into a series of droplet executions by executing multiple droplet commands. I confirmed this because as I increased the number of images exported out of LR, or placed them deep in the directory hierarchy, I can see more and more droplet commands being executed in Task Manager simultaneously. As soon as I pass 40 images, 2 droplets start running, and PS fails due to the error I previously mentioned.
What I don't know is why LR executes them simultaneously? Why not in series so that they will not "clog" up PS?
Having recently swapped my old iMac for a new Retina MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.1, I seem to be having some difficulty getting the new Mac to open Lightroom 5.3 when a memory card is inserted either into the SD card slot on the laptop itself or into the card reader of the monitor. I have no problems importing pictures into Lightroom if I open Import myself but I find it odd that cannot enable the same function as I had on the old iMac. Within the Lightroom preferences I have the option "Show import dialog when a memory card is detected" enabled. However, what I find really odd is that my old stalwart application for sorting this sort of stuff out, Image Capture, does not seem to recognise Lightroom. When I open this application with a memory card inserted I am unable to select Lightroom as an "Other" option from the "Import to" menu. see the screenshot below. what is causing Image Capture to dislike my fresh install of Lightroom (via Creative Cloud).
My most recent photo import in Lightroom 4 unexpectedly changed destination. All previous imports appear in the LR "Folders" panel by date. This one appears under "Desktop" in that panel and places a blue folder of the images on my computer desktop. I do not want this! I deleted the images from lightroom, placed the folders in the trash and emptied it in order to attempt a re-import in the Folders location. LR said the files could not be read. It will only import the images as separate, dated folders appearing on my desktop. I did not purposefully change anything. Can I move these two dated folders into the Folder's column and get them off my desktop?
Recently upgraded to LR3. When moving a number of files from one folder to another, about every third time, it moves all but one file and I get this message about the unmoved file. If I then try to move just that one remaining file, it moves it fine.
How can I tell LR to import to a new destination drive? I found a similar question for LR 3 a couple of years ago, which says in the import dialog box, choose destination. That doesn't seem to be there now. In any case, I want LR to import to the new destination all the time, not just as a one-off. My HD is full and I can't keep moving files manually.
Picture Import Problem LR4.3 Win7: When importing from an SD card, the File Renaming and Destination options are available. But when importing from disk, they are not available. Why? Is there a work around or configuration problem?
Since transferring my photo files from my hard drive to an external drive(without telling lightroom) I have completely lost all connections between lightroom and the new destination (my external drive). There is no sign of anything at all in Lightroom. It shows 0 photos, my preferences seem gone, and it is as though I have just loaded up lightroom for the very first time. Do I need to start from scratch and reimport my photos or is there some way I can retreive/reconnect the photos so I have the edits I have already made?
When importing something off of a DVD or CD how do I direct Lightroom to copy the imported images or folder to a specific folder on my hard drive? It seems to default to MyCatalog but leaves the location on the CD rather than copying it to the drive. If I remove the CD the images is reported as missing.
When I go to the top of the screen for importing I can change the source but the location info on the right is not active or changeable.I am new to lightroom and coming from Photoshop Elements background.
I was in the process of moving a folder inside or LR. I might have clicked and moved it twice since it was very slow. LR wasn't able to complete the move and gave me an error message. After I clicked "OK" on the error message, I wasn't able to find my folder/images from the old or new location. I did a spotlight search on my mac, but I wasn't able to find them anywhere. Where has my folder/images gone? I tried to locate them without any success.
I've got about 10,000 photos that I've moved in lightroom by creating a folder called 'pictures' on the external drive using the left folders panel. I then selected all the images in the root drive on my computer and dragged them onto the 'pictures' folder on the external drive, and I expected the folder structure to come with it. Only after I realised that they had all moved into one folder. Is there a way of moving the images back into a structure without manually doing it? Here's a screenshot.....
Im using the most recent version of Lightroom 5.3 (updated through CC - even though this has shown up on previous version) on Windows 7 and all the folders in my library are showing up with the directory path in front of my folder names. How can I get rid of this? I do not see any options in preferences to turn this off. I have also turned off preferences in Windows > Folder Options Control Panel "Display full Path in Title bar" option.
I have Lightroom on several computers and have set up preferences the same on each workstation, and this only shows up on one workstation.