Highlighted

LR Classic import

New Here ,
Jun 05, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I have imported all my pictures on to my macbook but lR has put them into the incorrect dated folders. Ho do I get it to put the pictures into the correct folders by date.

Topics

Import and export

Views

500

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more

LR Classic import

New Here ,
Jun 05, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I have imported all my pictures on to my macbook but lR has put them into the incorrect dated folders. Ho do I get it to put the pictures into the correct folders by date.

Topics

Import and export

Views

501

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 05, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Which version of the mac OS?

Which exact version of Lightroom?

Which camera are the photos from?

Were you using a card reader or directly connecting the camera by USB?

 

This problem seems vaguely familiar....

 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
New Here ,
Jun 06, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi,

Photo were imported from a hard drive and were from various cameras and Mobile phones covering 2004 to present day.

Catalina 10.15.5

 

Light Room Classic 9.2.1

 

Also on a new Macbook pro 16

 

 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 05, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

It would really help us here Chris if you were able to post a WYSIWYG screen shot from your Lightroom Classic Library interface, showing the Folder View tab expanded.

Capture sort.png

In the meanwhile and after also posting your system information, the above screen shot is from the Library Module and might help you.

 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
New Here ,
Jun 06, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Screenshot 2020-06-06 at 09.55.21.png

chrisb4853694_0-1591449471163.png

 

Some are in order but most aren't 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 06, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Can you explain a bit more? It is not clear from the screenshot. Are the images not in the correct folders by year and date? Your screenshot shows the most recent import, what happens when you browse through the folders on the left? Are you sure all cameras and phones were set to the correct date/time and timezone? That is usually the cause if images are not in order and than you just have to do edit capture time on the images from that camera/phone.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
New Here ,
Jun 06, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Screenshot 2020-06-06 at 17.09.14.png

 Picture take on 21 March 2007 but stored in file date 21 Jan 2015, LR used to work fine for me. 

  

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 06, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Ah. If that has happened, you don't have a lot of options. You can manually drag them into the correct folders to move them but if it is a lot of images at different dates than you have a problem. There are no automated ways to reorganize your folders in Classic. Wish there was but unfortunately not. There are complicated ways to accomplish it by exporting your images as originals, deleting them from Lightroom and reimporting them using the correct file by date method or by exporting to a catalog including all raw files, deleting them and reimporting, but they are fraught with issues if you have a lot of virtual copies, collections, and such. Often only reliable option is manual sorting.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
New Here ,
Jun 06, 2020

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Thanks 🙂

 

I was also looking at other software that might help sort them but havnt found one yet

 

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...