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Importing into L/R 4 on a Windows Computer?


9 Jul 2012 12:24PM
Hi, Sorry if this has been asked before but I could not see search option for the forum.
Is the L/R 4 import option on a Mac different to that on a Windows based machine?.
I have a DVD on Lightroom 4 but the presenter is using a Mac and I cannot find anything after a search online for Lightroom 4 Windows version.
When he wants to import he goes RHS and clicks on Destination but I do not have that Destination showing on the RHS is this just for Mac?
Also can anyone direct me to a tutorial for L/R 4 Windows based online?
Many Thanks
Russ

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User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
9 Jul 2012 12:30PM

Quote:but I could not see search option for the forum


(Don't have an answer for you Russ but just to say that the 'Search' facility now has a 'magnifying glass' icon now - it can be found to the immediate left of your PF name at the top-right of every page. HTH's Smile)
mlewis e2
10 1.5k United Kingdom
9 Jul 2012 12:42PM
To import stuff into Lightroom click on the import button on the LH panel when in the Library. It's at the bottom of the list. Or you can find it in the menus at the top of the screen. The help files should help you as well.
JackAllTog e2
5 4.0k 58 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2012 1:05PM

Quote: clicks on Destination but I do not have that Destination showing



Hi Russ,
You can set up a default destination the first time you use lightroom - mine is set to my documents\my pictures and then the date the picture was taken.
I think on import you can then if you wish override this and import it to a non standard place. I never do this, it always goes to my documents\my pictures .
Some times there are small triangles on the frames of the screen and if you click these a collapses menu appears, you may find your destination one in that area?
And as above - make sure you are in the library module not the development module - it will say it on the top of the screen area.

Good luck
Stuart
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
9 Jul 2012 2:34PM

Quote:clicks on Destination but I do not have that Destination showing


Hi Russ,
You can set up a default destination the first time you use lightroom - mine is set to my documents\my pictures and then the date the picture was taken.
I think on import you can then if you wish override this and import it to a non standard place. I never do this, it always goes to my documents\my pictures .
Some times there are small triangles on the frames of the screen and if you click these a collapses menu appears, you may find your destination one in that area?
And as above - make sure you are in the library module not the development module - it will say it on the top of the screen area.

Good luck
Stuart



Yep.

Except that I would strongly suggest making your default destination a folder on an external HDD with an automatic back-up to a second external HDD.
JJGEE
9 6.4k 18 England
9 Jul 2012 2:36PM
Just a thought:

You will not see a destination if you have selected "Add" as this just adds to the LR catalogue leaving the files where they are

nodestination.jpg



However, if you have selected "Move" or "Copy" or " Copy as DNG" then you will see a destination panel appear on the right hand side.

destination.jpg

JJGEE
9 6.4k 18 England
9 Jul 2012 2:44PM

Quote:make sure you are in the library module not the development module

You can import from anywhere within LR, it does not necessarily have to be from the Library Module.
9 Jul 2012 3:50PM
Many thanks people.
JJGEE:- However, if you have selected "Move" or "Copy" or " Copy as DNG" then you will see a destination panel appear on the right hand side. that's what I was not seeing JJGEE thanks very much.
Stuart:- Except that I would strongly suggest making your default destination a folder on an external HDD with an automatic back-up to a second external HDD This is what I have done , three drives OS drive and two others for photos.
Again Thanks for the replies.
Russ

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