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Adobe Lightroom Conundrum

User_Removed 8 4.6k 1 Scotland
27 Feb 2011 6:48PM

I am almost certain that, in Lightroom 1 and Lightroom 2 there was some sort of facility (whether the default setting or something I had to set as a preference, I cannot recall), whereby "portrait" format images were automatically imported so that the thumbnails appeared the right way round.

In Lightroom 3 I cannot find a way of doing that - with the result that when I import a few dozen images that are mixed landscape and portrait, I have to individually click on the rotation icons to get the portrait ones the right way up.

Am I missing something?

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User_Removed 8 4.6k 1 Scotland
28 Feb 2011 10:13AM
Thanks Chris.

Unfortunately that discussion (and similar ones that I found) are about eccentric response to the "rotate image" buttons - rotating halfway, etc.

That is another problem I have noticed but my real problem is that Lightroom 3 does not seem to automatically display the thumbnails in portrait format upon import, in the way that LR1 and 2 did.

Any other LR3 users on here who have noticed this problem and - if so - did you find a preferences setting to correct it?
seahawk 11 1.2k United Kingdom
28 Feb 2011 6:11PM
It works fine for me (LR 3 on a Mac). Rotation should be automatic, I can't find a pref setting for this. I'll search in my LR handbook and get back to this discussion later.
jarendell 11 95 2 Spain
28 Feb 2011 7:02PM
Does your camera have a "Rotation" facility in the menu options?Wink
User_Removed 8 4.6k 1 Scotland
1 Mar 2011 10:09AM
Yes. Both my Nikon D300 and D3s are set to automatically rotate the LCD image (and do).
User_Removed 8 4.6k 1 Scotland
22 Mar 2011 12:11PM
Got something wrong somewhere along the line on this one.

Just back from a long weekend in Madrid, on which I took my D300 rather than the D3s.

Imported the 200+ images from the card into Lightroom 3 and, yes, all the portrait ones are standing up correctly.

So, it seems to be a problem with the D3s rather than Lightroom itself.

Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
22 Mar 2011 12:16PM
Is it in the preferences - where you save unique to camera & model (not at desktop now so cant look) - You probably inadvertantly unchecked the rotate image in the preferences saved as camera default. When you use the D300 it then goes to the default settings rather than unique to camera & serial number.

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