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Can't get circle to show in the Map module in Lightroom Classic ("Save Location")

Community Beginner ,
Oct 20, 2023 Oct 20, 2023

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When I follow the steps from the relevant Adobe web page on using the Map module (seemingly I can't include the URL here) to save a location in the Map module, I get no circle when I get to step 3:

 

(I tried copying+pasting in the relevant text from that URL, but got an error message saying I needed to correct what was highlighted in my post-to-be, but nothing was highlighted(!) 😞

 

I'm running Lightroom Classic v13.0.1 (the latest) on a M1 MacBook Pro running macOS v14.0 (the latest). I'm trying to create a circle with a 2 mile radius to drop photos into to create GPS co-ordinates for them (with an accuracy only within that 2 mile radius). I've researched this on the Adobe site, incl. this forum, plus Googled it, but have found no reason why I'm not getting a circle created when I follow those steps from Adobe. 

 

Help, please?

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 20, 2023 Oct 20, 2023

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This is the URL I tried to include in my original post: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/maps-module.html#

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 20, 2023 Oct 20, 2023

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This is the text from that URL which I'd tried to include in my original post, but seemingly couldn't:

Save locations

For photos captured within a defined proximity, you can create a saved location. For example, if you travel to Greece for a photo shoot for a client, you can create a saved location that encompasses the islands you visited.

  1. In the Map module, navigate to a location on the map and click the + button in the Saved Locations panel. The Saved Location panel is on the left side of the Lightroom Classic window.

  2. In the New Location dialog box, enter a name for the location and select a folder to save it in.

     

    Radius

    Defines a radius, in feet, miles, meters, or kilometers, from the center of the visible map area.

     

    Private

    Removes all IPTC location metadata, including GPS coordinates, Sublocation, City, State/Province, Country, and ISO Country Code, when photos in the saved location are exported from Lightroom Classic.

  3. Click Create.

    The location appears on the map marked by a white circle, with one pin 

     

     

     in the center and another pin on the perimeter.

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Oct 20, 2023 Oct 20, 2023

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I just tried this and it creates the circle just fine. I have basically the same setup as you. Which part doesn't work for you? To recap, what you do is navigate to the location with the map module. Make sure you are zoomed to about the right level that the area you want to create will fit.. Click on the plus sign next to "saved locations". A new circle that fits in the current view will be created right at the center of your map view. Name the location, set the radius and hit OK. 

That is all you need to do. All images that are geotagged inside the circle will automatically be added to the location. Dropping images from the film strip into the name of the location in the sidebar will also automatically add the images and geotag them at the center of the circle. 

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 21, 2023 Oct 21, 2023

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I just tried this and it creates the circle just fine. I have basically the same setup as you. Which part doesn't work for you? To recap, what you do is navigate to the location with the map module. Make sure you are zoomed to about the right level that the area you want to create will fit.. Click on the plus sign next to "saved locations". A new circle that fits in the current view will be created right at the center of your map view.

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I follow all those steps. When I click on the plus sign next to "saved locations", a new circle that fits in the current view is *not* created. That's the problem. I've been so far unable to ever get that circle created by following the steps you lay out (as well as on the web page I gave the URL for).

 

 

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Community Expert ,
Oct 21, 2023 Oct 21, 2023

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That is weird. If I were you I would try resetting the Lightroom preferences. They tend to go bad and make Lightroom do weird stuff such as this. It should definitely put a new circle on your display.

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LEGEND ,
Oct 22, 2023 Oct 22, 2023

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Double-check that the radius slider is set to make a circle small enough to fit in the current map view:

johnrellis_0-1698010774998.png

 

If that doesn't help, then for sure try resetting LR's preferences:
https://www.lightroomqueen.com/articles-page/how-do-i-reset-lightrooms-preferences/


LR sometimes soils its preferences file, and resetting it can fix all sorts of wonky behavior. That article explains how to restore the old preferences if resetting doesn't help.

 

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New Here ,
Jan 15, 2024 Jan 15, 2024

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I have the same problem as described here "I follow all those steps. When I click on the plus sign next to "saved locations", a new circle that fits in the current view is *not* created. That's the problem. I've been so far unable to ever get that circle created by following the steps you lay out (as well as on the web page I gave the URL for)."  The next recommendation was to reset preferences.  Which preferences do I reset?  All of them? If not which ones?

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LEGEND ,
Jan 15, 2024 Jan 15, 2024

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"Which preferences do I reset?"

 

See the article I linked to in my previous reply.

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New Here ,
Jan 16, 2024 Jan 16, 2024

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I did this and it worked.  I now get the whicte circle.  However, now I am not able to drag and drop an individual or group of photos to a specific spot on the map..  I want to drag and drop photos onto the map and then create a Saved Location that encompasses multiple spots.  

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LEGEND ,
Jan 16, 2024 Jan 16, 2024

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What do you see when you try to drag a single photo to the map?

 

Please copy/paste the full output from the menu command Help > System Info so we can see the specific software you're running. 

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