Technical Problem With Virtual Copies

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Mar 11, 2022 Mar 11, 2022

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Can anyone help me?  For some reason I am not able to create virtual copies in Lightroom.  This function seems not to be working, when it alway has previously.  Any ideas to fix this would be much appreciates.  Nikki

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Mar 11, 2022 Mar 11, 2022

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You might consider simply restarting Lightroom. Sometimes that seems to resolve a lot of quirky little issues for me.

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Mar 11, 2022 Mar 11, 2022

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What happens when you try? Is there an error message?

Have you tried using the keyboard shortcut, Ctrl + ' (apostrophe) ?

If the virtual copy is stacked with the original, selecting the original and pressing S will unstack it.

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Mar 11, 2022 Mar 11, 2022

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A couple of things to consider:

  • Are you in a Collection when you create the VC? I'm not sure the VC is automatically added to the collection.
  • Have you looked for the VC after it was created?  Select All Photographs the use the Library filter to look for part of the file name is was copied from.

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Mar 11, 2022 Mar 11, 2022

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Virtual copies can be added to collections.

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Mar 11, 2022 Mar 11, 2022

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Yes @JimHess VC's can be added to collections. I wasn't sure if you were in a collection and made a VC if it would automatically be added to collection.

 

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Mar 12, 2022 Mar 12, 2022

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It WILL be added to the collection if the user is already in the collection. Have you tried it? That was the whole reason and motivation for my answer. Sorry I didn't clarify it sufficiently.

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Mar 12, 2022 Mar 12, 2022

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If you still have this problem, then try resetting the preferences: https://www.lightroomqueen.com/how-do-i-reset-lightrooms-preferences/

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Mar 12, 2022 Mar 12, 2022

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Is there any chance you have the Attribute Filter set for [Original Photos] only?

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Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.3, Photoshop 23.3, ACR 14.3, Lightroom 5.3, Lr-iOS 7.0.2, Bridge 12.0.1, Windows-10.

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