Importing pics

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Dec 02, 2020

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Hello, I run LC on Windows 10 and now also have an iMac. LC has installed ok, I saved the Catalog (from the PC) onto a USB stick and it has loaded ok on the iMAc - all the photo folders are showing in the lefthand column but greyed out,  I am now trying to import the photos themselves. I saved a sample folder from the PC on an external HD and loaded it onto the iMac in a folder I created in Finder. I have tried importing them into LC (both from the Finder location and the HD itself) and they initially appear in the library grid 'lit up' but are then greyed out also - help!

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Importing pics

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Hello, I run LC on Windows 10 and now also have an iMac. LC has installed ok, I saved the Catalog (from the PC) onto a USB stick and it has loaded ok on the iMAc - all the photo folders are showing in the lefthand column but greyed out,  I am now trying to import the photos themselves. I saved a sample folder from the PC on an external HD and loaded it onto the iMac in a folder I created in Finder. I have tried importing them into LC (both from the Finder location and the HD itself) and they initially appear in the library grid 'lit up' but are then greyed out also - help!

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Re-importing photos that have been previously imported into the catalog is never the correct method.

 

You want to point the Lightroom Classic catalog to the new location of the photos as the iMac sees them. To do this, you use the "Find Missing Folder" command as explained in the following instructions (see, in particular, Figure 4) http://www.computer-darkroom.com/lr2_find_folder/find-folder.htm

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Thank you for that, I will try again 

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