Duplicates and Copies in Lightroom

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Introduction to Adobe Lightroom® 
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When do I check Don’t Import Suspected Duplicates?

It’s good practice to keep this section checked all the time. Especially if you upload different images from the same source, it helps to make sure you aren’t working on the same image twice. Lightroom determines duplicates by name, file size, and time stamp (+/- 1 minute).

When do I use Make a Second Copy To:?

Making a second copy is a quick way to create back-up images. If you import directly from your card often, and erase/format your card after importing your images, then this will help you immensely. These second or back-up copies ensure you have original un-touched images saved separately from your working images. 

Save them in the location of your choice. (Note that Lightroom will create an additional folder named “Imported on…” and save your images inside.)

(Next Post: File Renaming “What’s in a Name?”)

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Jennifer Apffel is a photographer with over a decade of experience in portrait, event, and product photography. She also does freelance graphic design and fine art. For more check out jenniferapffel.com, albaphotography.net, or look for her on fineartamerica.com.

"You can't be an artist. Artists don't make any money," ... a trusted adviser told me. So I studied something else. And I worked at other jobs. But, given a moment and I'd find a paintbrush and canvas, or I'd make food into art. I found a camera, and light and composition became my medium. I found a computer, and I became a Photoshop fanatic and graphic designer, and I taught myself to build websites. Anything to be able to create.

I am an artist, plain and simple, and I've come to understand that all these years later. Artists create beauty where there was none. Artists ask tough questions and challenge others. Artists communicate without words. Artists build and tear down. Artists bring joy, hope, understanding, empathy, growth, change and a myriad of things to others.

Involve and influence others. Impact and make a difference. Inspire, lift and make others' lives better. This is what I strive to do.

I share my creations and am glad to have made an imprint in this moment of your life.

That's what real artists do.