How are photos downloaded?

Community Beginner ,
Nov 29, 2020 Nov 29, 2020

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Hi,

 

When using this link to download the entire Lightroom library, how are photos downloaded, will the folder structure be intact or will it "just" be a dump of all photos in the same folder? I'm planning to upload and categorize thousands of photos but I'm curious to understand how photos are downloaded (in the folder/sub-folders or all in one folder) if I need to stop using LR for any reason.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-cc/kb/download-lightroom-photos.html

 

Thanks

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 30, 2020 Nov 30, 2020
No, it's not ONE folder. Images will be downloaded into a standard capture date-based folder scheme using the yyyy/yyyy-mm-dd format.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 29, 2020 Nov 29, 2020

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TBMK- Yes, ONE folder.

And the 'Downloader' is only intended for primarily one purpose- If you "stop using LR".

You files will contain Capture Date metadata that would allow a re-structure of 'Date based' folders- very labour intensive!

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.2, Photoshop 22.3, Lightroom 4.2, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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No, it's not ONE folder. Images will be downloaded into a standard capture date-based folder scheme using the yyyy/yyyy-mm-dd format.

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Thanks Jim, I stand corrected. Learning every day. 🙂

I should have read the 'help' document more carefully-

"...writes them into a date-based folder hierarchy at the hard-drive location that you specify."

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.2, Photoshop 22.3, Lightroom 4.2, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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