Synchronize (Update) a Folder in LR Cl. – How Avoid EMBEDDED Preview?

Explorer ,
Aug 18, 2022 Aug 18, 2022

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Hello, in Lightroom Classic on Win, when I paste pics into a folder known by LR, I need LR to "synchronize" that folder to see the new pasted-in pictures (so this synchronizing is not any online thing). I always get "embedded previews", not better LR-created "Standard" previews.

 

In the Catalog Settings, in File Handling, I use

Default Preview Size: 2880 px

Preview Quality: High

Delete 1:1 Previews: after 30 days

 

Still when I synchronize the folder (i.e. let LR scan the newly pasted-in pictures), I get "Embedded Preview" and the only way to heal this seems a click on the line "Embedded Preview". Or what to do?

 

When I IMPORT pics via the Import Dialog, I know how to avoid "Embedded" and use "Standard" Previews instead (i.e. the LR-created previews). My Import Dialog is set to "Standard" previews, but the folder-synchronizing (no dialog there, thanks God) only offers "Embedded" previews. If I wait 30 minutes, still only "Embedded" previews in Loupe View (and there is no status bar in the top left corner that would indicate the creating of "Standard" previews).

 

So how can I get right away "Standard" previews when SYNCHRONIZING (updating) a folder? (Aware that the "Standard" previews take time and space. Still I want them.)

 

Thanks!

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Explorer ,
Aug 18, 2022 Aug 18, 2022

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Hi, OP again: In LR Classic grid view, there is the context menu command "Metadata/Update DNG Preview and Metadata". Even when i run this, i still have "Embedded Previews", not "Standard" (after sychnronizing (updating) a folder, not talking about importing).

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Aug 18, 2022 Aug 18, 2022

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Synchronize folder, is importing to additional images in the folder.

 

Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.7.; LrC 11.5, Lr 5.5, Ps 23.5.1, ACR 14.5,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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Aug 18, 2022 Aug 18, 2022

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Have a look at the article at the link below. For additional info.

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/synchronize-folder/

Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.7.; LrC 11.5, Lr 5.5, Ps 23.5.1, ACR 14.5,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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When the Synchronize Folder dialog comes up with the result of the scan, then you can check the option to show the import dialog. There you can set which preview will be generated for the new images.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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