LR is saving files to yesterdays folder!

Participant ,
Jun 24, 2021 Jun 24, 2021

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I have taken 6 photos today (meta data says 24th June) and when imported into LR from my memory card, it has saved it into the dated folder.

 

When I had edited the photos, it saved them into yesterdays folder (23rd June)!

 

Any idea why this happened, and what I can do to sort it please?

 

Regards

Paul.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 27, 2021 Jun 27, 2021
The [Save As] command in Photoshop does NOT necessarily use the folder of the source raw file. The [Save As] command knows 'nothing' about Lightroom-Classic, or its options. The [Save As] command, appears to me, to be using the 'Last Used' folder location for a previous [Save As]. (In my test the folders were several dated folders 'apart' !) If you want the file returned to Lr-Classic in the same folder as the original source file - you MUST USE [SAVE]   (and [Close] ). Do NOT use [Save As]. T...

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LEGEND ,
Jun 24, 2021 Jun 24, 2021

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First thing I would check is to see if your camera has been set to the correct date and time.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 24, 2021 Jun 24, 2021

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Also, this part does not make sense to me

 

When I had edited the photos, it saved them into yesterdays folder (23rd June)!

 

Lightroom Classic does not move a photo from one folder to another when you edit the photos.

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Participant ,
Jun 24, 2021 Jun 24, 2021

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My mistake - it's when I saved it after editing in Photoshop. (Can't edit the title).

 

The camera is set correctly, and the date is right on my PC.

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Participant ,
Jun 24, 2021 Jun 24, 2021

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So what happened is...

 

Imported into LR. Processed, exported into PS.

Edited, ran NR.

 

Hit the SAVE AS button, renamed the image, and pressed enter to save.

When I looked in the (todays) folder the 4 images were not there, but in the folder dated the 23rd.

 

I'm confused!  🙂

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LEGEND ,
Jun 24, 2021 Jun 24, 2021

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Hit the SAVE AS button, renamed the image, and pressed enter to save.

 

Implying that you did not change the folder?

 

When I looked in the (todays) folder the 4 images were not there, but in the folder dated the 23rd.

 

Looked at the folder via Lightroom Classic, or via your operating system?

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Participant ,
Jun 24, 2021 Jun 24, 2021

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I didn't changed the folder, no.

Looked at the folder via the Wondows OS.

 

I will see it happens again and if it does, will report back to here.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 26, 2021 Jun 26, 2021

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Are you using Lightroom or Lightroom Classic? It sounds like you are using Lightroom which doesn't really save photos into folders, but you can filter your photos by creation date. You posted this question in the Lightroom Classic forum. The two different Lightroom's handle file management very differently. The answer to your question depends on knowing which Lightroom you are using.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 26, 2021 Jun 26, 2021

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Hit the SAVE AS button,

So, from LrC, to PS, some edits, then a Save as (apparently intentional as to save as a particular file name).

 

Stop??

 

So how did the new image get into LrC? Had you went from LrC to PS, edited, then saved, The resultant file should be in LrC in the folder you started in. Save As should have not caused a straight up import back into LrC.

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 26, 2021 Jun 26, 2021

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 I agree with @GoldingD

@Paul_Iddon Your post stated-

"...exported into PS. Edited, ran NR. Hit the SAVE AS button, renamed the image, and pressed enter to save."

Totally the wrong workflow!

No Exporting is needed, NO [Save As] is needed if you adopt this-

A better workflow -

[Edit In] Photoshop (Use the [Ctrl+E] shortcut), edit the image, then [SAVE]. The new 'original' Photoshop file will automatically appear next to the 'original' master file in the Library.

 

 

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.3, Photoshop 22.4.2, Lightroom 4.3, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 26, 2021 Jun 26, 2021

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Where these images RAW or Raster?

 

RAW should have shown up in PS without any dialog screen about copy, copy with LrC edits.

 

RAW should have initially appeared as no particular format, until saved or closed. And would appear back in LrC as a new file, of the file type specified in preferences for Edit in PS.

 

And Save as, via RAW should have resulted in a new file not in the LrC  catalog, needing to be imported.

 

Raster, tyically JOEG, would have triggered that dialog about, copy, copy with edits, would have shown up in PS as a JPEG.

 

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LEGEND ,
Jun 26, 2021 Jun 26, 2021

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Yep, not sure of what your workflow is. Please be specific. Be wordy.

 

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Jun 27, 2021 Jun 27, 2021

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Here you can see what is happening:

 

From LR into PS, then to "save as" and it opens the folder for the 25th June - despite the photo being taken on 27th June - you can see this if you follow the muse pointer to the dates.

 

I have to change the folder to the current date myslef, whereas before it always saved to the same folder automatically.

 

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LEGEND ,
Jun 27, 2021 Jun 27, 2021

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Save As is absolutely the wrong thing to do. Either select Save, or select Close, not Save As.

 

I see you are starting with a RAW file, so, from LrC to PS then back to LrC, would create a new file that would be imported into LrC, that is if you select Save.

 

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Jun 27, 2021 Jun 27, 2021

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Please post a screenshot of your setting in preferences for external editors showing setting for PS (in LrC)

Ahh, rethought that, why was I asking that? My bad, train of thought was off. Oh, that would show what format to edit in PS, and if you are stacking, but that's probably not pertinent to the issue.

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Jun 27, 2021 Jun 27, 2021

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Jun 27, 2021 Jun 27, 2021

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In LrC, the original RAW photo you edited in PS, that thumbnail, is it showing stacked  images?

 

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Jun 27, 2021 Jun 27, 2021

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No, after eding, it shows a TIFF at the side of the CR file if that's what you mean?

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Jun 27, 2021 Jun 27, 2021

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(I think some of my keys are not responding haha, sorry for the typos!)

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The [Save As] command in Photoshop does NOT necessarily use the folder of the source raw file.

The [Save As] command knows 'nothing' about Lightroom-Classic, or its options.

The [Save As] command, appears to me, to be using the 'Last Used' folder location for a previous [Save As]. (In my test the folders were several dated folders 'apart' !)

 

If you want the file returned to Lr-Classic in the same folder as the original source file - you MUST USE [SAVE]   (and [Close] ). Do NOT use [Save As]. This is one of the RULES of using Lr-Classic 😉

 

If you insist on using [Save As] then YOU must select the Folder where you want the file saved!

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.3, Photoshop 22.4.2, Lightroom 4.3, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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