Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Consolidate photo storage, part of Cleaning Up Your Mess in Lightroom Classic CC.
- [Voiceover] I've consolidated all of my Lightroom catalogs…into a single catalog,…but I still have images that are stored across,…in this case two separate hard drives.…Those are photos one and photos two,…as you can see in the folders section on the left panel…in the library module.…And I would prefer to have all of my photos stored…in the exact same general location.…And so in other words I would like to have…all of my photos contained in a single hard drive.…That means I need to choose which of my hard drives…is going to actually be my primary hard drive…and then move photos from my…secondary hard drive to my primary.…
In this case I want photos one to become…the only hard drive that I use for storing…my photographic images,…and so I want to bring the images from photos two…onto photos one.…But again, the key point here is that I want to bring…all of my images into the exact same location.…In concept all I really need to do…is drag the folders from my second hard drive…to my first hard drive.…In the process of doing that I'll actually be moving photos…
- 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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