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Importing photos directly from camera to Lightroom Mobile on Samsung tablet

New Here ,
Jun 15, 2023 Jun 15, 2023

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Hi - I'm trying to import images from my camera directly into Lightroom Mobile (Android) with a USB cable.

 

Everything seems ok at first.  I connect my camera with the USB cable, the OS gives me a choice of which app to open.  I select Lightroom, which then opens to "Lightroom Importer".  It displays all of the images on my camera's storage card and allows me to multi-select the ones I wish to import.  I then click the "Add" button.

 

At this point, it takes me to a screen that says "No albums available", even though I have several albums already created.  There is a "+" option which prompts me to add a new album or folder.  I create a new album, but then it simply goes right back to the screen saying no albums are available.

 

If I exit out and restart Lightroom, I can see the new album.  I then try to import from the main screen of Lightroom while my camera is still connected, but there is no option to import from the USB device.  It's like Lightroom doesn't recognize it.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

Bob

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I figured something out.  If I first open Lightroom, and then follow all of the steps above (connect camera, select LR, select images, click "Add") I now see a list of existing albums.  I can select one and import into that album.

Not sure why it works this way.  Feels like a bug.  But it seems to work if I do things in this order.

 

Thanks anyway!

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