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Changing the order of images in Lightroom 2.6?

trivets12 14 1.3k
14 Mar 2010 7:44PM
I need to change the order of some images in Lightroom and cannot find how to do it? I use Bridge to alter the order of images shot on my 5D's, but my hubby shoots background images on a Panasonic G1 and Bridge can't see those. Lightroom can, but I can't seem to do it in the Library module or the Develop module. I tried converting them all to DNG but after several attempts, it would only convert the first seven, it then said there was an error with the remainders. I tried batch conversion in CS3 but that couldn't convert them to DNG either.
Any advice would be appreciated,

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JJGEE 13 7.1k 18 England
14 Mar 2010 7:52PM
It is not clear how you want to order the images in Lightroom.

I do not see how converting to DNG format is going to help Sad
trivets12 14 1.3k
14 Mar 2010 7:56PM
I wanted to change the order as the event was shot on three different cameras. I thought I had synchronized the times but obviously didn't! When I do the first edit, I chuck out the rubbish shots and then rename and number the remaining shots in chronological order. I usually do this in Bridge but it can't see the thumbnails from the Panasonic, only the filename. I thought if I converted them to DNG files then Bridge would be able to see them and I could then alter the order, as some are completely out of sequence. It didn't make any difference though.
In Lightroom, I can see the thumbnails of the Panasonic images but I can't seem to find out how to move them in the order that they should be in, and then rename.
Henchard 13 2.7k 1 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2010 8:04PM
I explained how to sync cameras (altering the times of 1 camera by the same offset) in Lightroom here
JJGEE 13 7.1k 18 England
14 Mar 2010 8:06PM
If you want to order them by Capture Time then in the Library Module there is that option in the "Sort Criteria", then select the "Sort Order" az
trivets12 14 1.3k
14 Mar 2010 8:21PM
Yes, but I made the mistake of not checking the times set on the Panasonic before we started shooting. My own silly fault.
I just wanted to have all of the raw files in the right time order and numbered correctly before I started working on them.
I'll check the times next time!
trivets12 14 1.3k
14 Mar 2010 9:44PM
Well, I've given up now. I've been on this for nearly four hours and absolutely cannot merge images from three different cameras and find an easy way of getting them in the right order. I tried your method, Henchard, but as soon as I come out of Lightroom, the time change is lost and the files go back to the original time and, consequently in the wrong order again.
I know its my fault for not checking the times set in the camera, but I cannot believe that major software like Lightroom cannot allow me to move images around in the Library module and that I can rename them.
I'm so frustrated at having wasted an entire evening on this and still no further forward
yak_farmer 13 69 England
14 Mar 2010 10:16PM
There's a user order sort function where you can drag the photos around. It sits at the bottom of the page under the library module, it's part of the 'sort' drop down box. It's only visible if you've all other filtering off though as it'd cause conflictions otherwise.


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