Lightroom question

Bob W pdml at web-options.com
Mon Oct 12 18:17:16 EDT 2009


What sort of access do you want to those pictures, and when you say 'roll
the pictures off', what do you mean - are you moving them from the laptop's
internal disk to an external disk and also deleting them from the LR
catalogue, or are you keeping them in the catalogue?

When you import files into LR it adds an entry for each file into its
catalogue. The entry includes a preview of the photograph. You can choose
the resolution of the preview. The catalogue entry also includes a pointer
to the place on disk where the picture is stored. If you move the file
outside of LR to another disk then LR won't be able to find it, but it will
still have the catalogue entry and the preview data. You can continue to use
this for everything except the Develop module.

An option you could consider is to keep the catalogue on the internal disk,
but use external disks to store the photographs. Then very year you just use
a new external disk. The catalogue retains continuity and if you do need to
use the Develop module for any of the photos on disconnected external disks,
just reconnect them.

Bob


> 
> Marnie,
> The problem is not getting them into a lightroom collection.
> The problem is what happens when I roll the calandar 
> quarter's worth of pictures off of the laptop.
> I will lose access to all my favorites for that time period.
> Regards,  Bob S.
> 
> On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 10:43 PM,  <Eactivist at aol.com> wrote:
> > In a message dated 10/11/2009 10:54:56 A.M.  Pacific Daylight Time, 
> > rf.sullivan at gmail.com writes:
> > OK, Here's a  question.
> > In Photoshop Elements 5.0 I kept/keep a file of 2008 best and 2009  
> > best photos.
> > That way, I can reference and print them without digging them  up.
> > With the K-7, I've shifted to Lightroom 2.5.
> > The laptop quickly fills  with new images, and I have to 
> roll off past 
> > quarters.
> > So how do I establish  a place where I can keep the best of 2009 
> > around for a long time.
> > Do I  copy my favorites to a separate folder?
> > That's what I did in PS  Elements.
> > Regards,  Bob S.
> >
> > ============
> > Why not just grab them  into a LR collection? That way you 
> don't have 
> > to copy them anywhere. They are  ready and available in a 
> collection.
> >
> > Uh, how to do that, well, consult  Lightroom Help or something.
> >
> > Marnie :-)
> >
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