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Lightroom 2, extract preview of lost photos

Community Beginner ,
Mar 10, 2023 Mar 10, 2023

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Hello,

I am changing from windows to Mac and from Lightroom 2 to Lightroom Classic. I am having trouble trying to extract five lost photos in Windows 10 with Lightroom 2.3.

Using downloaded and extracted ExtractPreviews.lua, in Lightroom, after clicking on Scripts>

ExtractPreviews, there is a pop up message Could not find namespace: AgDataRequest.

Is there anything that can be done?

Thank you for your time.

Marie Hélène

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Community Expert , Mar 10, 2023 Mar 10, 2023

Also the Jeffrey Friedl plugin only works with Lr v4 or later. http://regex.info/blog/lightroom-goodies/preview-extraction

Maybe the best to be done- If Previews exist - is to view the images full screen [F] and take a screen-clip.

Useful screen-clip app - https://getgreenshot.org/

 

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LEGEND , Mar 11, 2023 Mar 11, 2023

"would the Windows snipping tool work as well? and can it be converted to a JPG file?"

 

The Snipping Tool would work fine. After making the snip, in the tool do the menu command File > Save As, and at the bottom of the save dialog, change Save As Type to JPEG.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 10, 2023 Mar 10, 2023

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"I am having trouble trying to extract five lost photos in Windows 10 with Lightroom 2.3."

 

That error very much sounds like the ExtractPreviews script isn't compatible with LR 2.3. I've only got old versions going back to LR 3, so I can't test it, but there were large numbers of changes to LR scripting between LR 2 and 3.

 

You could try running the script after you've run LR 12 and converted the catalog to LR 12 format, but it's possible that the previews for the missing photos won't be included in the converted catalog.

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Mar 11, 2023 Mar 11, 2023

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Previews changed to a pyramid around then too. 

 

 

@Marie Hélène28498396nv3w  Look in the Previews folder. Copy a file out and change the extension to .jpeg and see if it can be previewed. I seem to remember that this could be done right back at the beginning of Lightroom. I mean in the original Lightroom 2 catalog BTW. 

 


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Thanks for the tip, Ifinally used the snip tools and saved it with an extension ,jpeg and it worked, 2 of the photos cannot be modified and 2 can. the last I deleted. The two that I can't modify,were taken with a very old phone I think. Now ùi need to learn eto transfer everything to Mac and transfer the images to the new Lightroom Classic. I hope it works. So far I have lost metadata from transfering files by cop^ying and pasting. I will stop that. Now I need to read.

Thanks again.

Marie Hélène

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Mar 11, 2023 Mar 11, 2023

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This guide is an excellent resource for moving LR to a new computer:

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/moving-lightroom-free-ebook/

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Thank you, I'll download it and read it to minimize my pitfalls.

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Also the Jeffrey Friedl plugin only works with Lr v4 or later. http://regex.info/blog/lightroom-goodies/preview-extraction

Maybe the best to be done- If Previews exist - is to view the images full screen [F] and take a screen-clip.

Useful screen-clip app - https://getgreenshot.org/

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.2 Photoshop 24.2, ACR 15.2, Lightroom 6.2, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0.2, Windows-11.

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Thank you, but would the Windows snipping tool work as well? and can it be converted to a JPG file? If so how?

Regards,

Marie Hélène

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"would the Windows snipping tool work as well? and can it be converted to a JPG file?"

 

The Snipping Tool would work fine. After making the snip, in the tool do the menu command File > Save As, and at the bottom of the save dialog, change Save As Type to JPEG.

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It worked! Thanks

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Thank you for your help, I will try screenshot because I also think it will be lost in convertion to LR 12 or Classic.

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