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Moving photos from Apple photos app to Lightroom

Explorer ,
Nov 14, 2022 Nov 14, 2022

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I've been moving photos from the Photos app on my Mac to lightroom by first exporting from Apple Photos and then importing to Lightroom.  All seemed fine.  Today, I tried to use some of those photos to make a book in Lightroom.  When I went to the book module, the photos I imported from the Photos app where greyed out.   Went back to the library module and noticed they weren't actually photos but were short, 2 second videos.  I'm guessing that this was so-called "live view" on my iPhone.

 

How can I fix this?  I select to export "unmodified original" from the Photos app.  I thought this would give me the highest quality photo.  Should I export to a JPG?  Seems I'd lose some image quality.

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Community Expert , Nov 18, 2022 Nov 18, 2022

When in doubt test it out. There are a couple of things you can do. In lightroom you can capture a frame from the video and it will create a jpg or export the live photo from photos as a jpg – either should work. Testing both will tell you which way you may prefer.

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When in doubt test it out. There are a couple of things you can do. In lightroom you can capture a frame from the video and it will create a jpg or export the live photo from photos as a jpg – either should work. Testing both will tell you which way you may prefer.

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