Re-import photos on lightroom cc

New Here ,
Jul 07, 2018 Jul 07, 2018

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Is it possible to re-import photos previously imported in lightroom cc? I have gone in to edit my product photos this morning and the photos I need aren't there so I must have accidently deleted them... I have attached my camera to import again and the photos are blacked out with 'previously added' on them when I hover over with my mouse. I have right clicked and the option to 'import this' is there but it doesn't do anything when I click on it. any help would be much appreciated, I don't have time to re-take photos!

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 07, 2018 Jul 07, 2018
If Lightroom says 'previously added', then that should mean the photos are still in Lightroom. You haven't deleted them, just hidden them from view somehow. Check if you don't have any active filters.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 07, 2018 Jul 07, 2018

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If Lightroom says 'previously added', then that should mean the photos are still in Lightroom. You haven't deleted them, just hidden them from view somehow. Check if you don't have any active filters.

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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New Here ,
Oct 26, 2019 Oct 26, 2019

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I'm having the same problem but its happening (far too often) with brand new images. Lightroom seems to refuse to import them. This is deal breaker level stupid.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 20, 2020 Feb 20, 2020

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try to upload it using the web version, it work for me

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New Here ,
Nov 25, 2020 Nov 25, 2020

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I use Lightroom for work and home, and don't have easy access to the web version. With all due respect, it doesn't matter that it works for you. It needs to work for paying subscribers as we use this service. 

I use the app. I want the photos to be instantly available, whether I've imported them or not, in the app. 

It's ridiculous that there's no option that says 'Import again and rename' or something similar in this app. 

Let me be clear: We constantly upload THOUSANDS of images each week at the media organization where I work. 

We upload to Lightroom, do quick edits and then forget about them. 

I'm sure this is a common practice for many fast-paced businesses. 

It is inexcusable to not allow the option to re-import a photo that's previously used. 

Please escalate my comment to management, immediately. 

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New Here ,
Nov 25, 2020 Nov 25, 2020

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I agree with those who say this is a deal-breaker. I use Lightroom for work and we have literally thousands of unfiled images in the system. If I WANT to re-import this photo so I can do quick edits, rather than scroll through THOUSANDS of images (totally inefficient; total time waster) to find the right image to edit, I should be able to do that, as a paying subscriber.

Please fix this. I'm not having it. 

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Jun 18, 2021 Jun 18, 2021

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I had same issue. Just go to Lightroom Catalog, remove the photos you want to import again and import as new catalog. Is working.

 

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New Here ,
Dec 19, 2020 Dec 19, 2020

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Has this issue been resolved yet? I'm have IG the same problem and very frustrating. I have a 8 hour shoot with about 1700 photos. Upload failed so I deleted all the photos. Now when I ru to re import says some are previously added"

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New Here ,
Dec 21, 2020 Dec 21, 2020

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I'm dealing with the same problem and there seems to be no workaround...I need to reupload them. 

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New Here ,
Dec 21, 2020 Dec 21, 2020

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I'm in the process of doing that now. Now it's a bigger issue because it's picking and choosing only certain ones to upload. Big pain in butt. I even renamed and made new albums and everything. Adobe please fix this. 

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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I was having the same problem but then discovered that by selecting a different year from the 'By Date' filter I could bring them all back. For some bizarre reason some of my photos will only appear if I select 2019 as the date - even though the photos were taken a week ago and have the right date in their metadata.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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Update... That has stopped working now!

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New Here ,
Dec 28, 2020 Dec 28, 2020

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What a pain! I did find after logging into the web version is found some of the ones that were missing but it's still a cluster.

Wish there was a refresh or reset button. I mainly do astro photography now, so im looking into other programs that are not connected to the cloud.

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New Here ,
Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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I had a similar problem when I wanted to go back and do a new edit on photos.  The photos were gray and did not show as new so I was unable to import and work on them.  I looked for the catalog and, for whatever reason, I could not locate it.  I was able to fix it by re-naming the files.  Lightroom saw these now as new photos and allowed me to import them...again.

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Jun 18, 2021 Jun 18, 2021

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Go to Lightroom Catalog and delete the photos you want to import again. 🙂

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