Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Clean up date-based folders, part of Cleaning Up Your Mess in Lightroom Classic CC.
- [Voiceover] When it comes to cleaning up…your folder structure in Lightroom,…one of the messiest scenarios can be…when you've used a date-based structure for your folders,…and that's especially true because of a common…mistake that I see a lot of photographers making.…Let's take a look at an example of that.…I have a 2011 folder here, and if I expand…the folder structure there by clicking the spinner icon,…that triangle, I can see that I have individual folders…based on date, so February 23rd, the 24th, the 25th, etc.,…but then I also have a Road Trip Cross Country 2011 folder…that is contained within that 2011 parent folder,…and if I expand the list of folders below,…I see another year folder, and below that,…I see an additional date folder…and then another year folder,…and finally a last date folder,…so at some point along the way, I created a mess,…and what is very common is that if you…were using a date-based folder structure,…upon import, you may have selected…an option to create a date-based structure,…
- Defining your real workflow
- Taking inventory
- Backing up all your catalogs
- Locating missing photos and folders
- Consolidating catalogs
- Renaming photos and folders
- Correcting metadata, including keywords and timestamps
- Migrating to a new hard drive
- Being consistent going forward
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Concepts and Preparation
2. Cleaning Up
3. Correcting Metadata
4. Wrapping Up
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