Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Your first import after cleanup, part of Cleaning Up Your Mess in Lightroom Classic CC.
- [Voiceover] Once you've cleaned up…your overall organizational structure in Lightroom,…you'll want to be very careful in the future…to maintain that overall system…and make sure that you don't create a mess again…in the future.…The most important moment for that…is the very next time you import images…after you've cleaned up your catalog.…You want to make sure…that you're configuring that import correctly,…because the settings in the import dialog are sticky,…meaning once you've established those settings,…they will remain that way until you change them…in a future import operation.…
In other words,…any mistakes I made on my last import operation…will be reflected again in a new import operation.…Let's take a quick look at that process.…I'll click the Import button,…because I have some new photos…that I'd like to import into my Lightroom catalog.…The source is set automatically…to the card that I've inserted into a card reader,…I'm using the Copy operation,…but most importantly, I want to make sure…that I'm copying these photos to the correct destination.…
- 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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