Seán Duggan is a fine art photographer, author, educator, and an Adobe Certified Creative Suite Expert with extensive experience in both the traditional and digital darkroom. His latest article guides novice Lightroom users and anyone having trouble or confusion with the import process. Continue on if you have ever experienced images not ending up where they are intended or in redundant, misplaced nested folders after importing.
Take Control of Lightroom’s Import Dialog
by Seán Duggan
If you’ve ever imported files into Lightroom and had the files end up in the wrong place, or the import resulted in the creation of redundant nested folders that created confusion in your image archive, this new tutorial video is for you!
It shows you how to take control of the Lightroom import process by understanding how the options in the Destination panel affect where the images go and whether or not any nested subfolders are created. Once you know how this panel works, you’ll be the one in the driver’s seat of the Import Dialog, not Lightroom. I also cover how to save Import Presets to improve the speed and accuracy of the import process.
Seán Duggan is the co-author of Photoshop Masking & Composting, Real World Digital Photography, and The Creative Digital Darkroom. He is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts in New York City and leads workshops all around the world. See all of Duggan’s Lightroom tips below:
• Lightroom Keywording Tips
• Adding Value to Your Image Archive with Keywords
• Adobe Lightroom Tips for Beginners: Merging a Travel Catalog with your Main Catalog
• Adobe Lightroom Tips for Beginners: The Island of Lost Files
• The Lightroom-Photoshop Connection: Sending JPEG Files Back and Forth
• The Lightroom-Photoshop Connection: Sending RAW Files Back and Forth
• Creative Jump Start: Shooting with Fisheye and Ultra Wide-Angle Lenses
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