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Lightroom Missing Destination Path Prefix

GaryPk

Bailey, US
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GaryPk Silver Member Nikonian since 01st May 2012
Sat 15-Sep-12 10:28 PM

Hello. Can anyone help me with a Lightroom question? When I try to Export from Lightroon I get an error message stating:

Lightroom Missing Destination Path Prefix

Misasaing: LR_export_destinationPathPrefix

Any idea how to fix this so I can export beck to a sub-folder in MyPictures?

Win 7 64 bit


Thank you ...

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GaryPk

Bailey, US
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#1. "RE: Lightroom Missing Destination Path Prefix" | In response to Reply # 0

GaryPk Silver Member Nikonian since 01st May 2012
Sun 16-Sep-12 06:34 PM

Removed Lightroom completely and plugg-in's. Restructured photo files in Win 7 Pictures. Re-loaded Lightroom and Imported existing photos as a Copy. After Edit I "Save in Original Folder" and all works great ..

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aolander

Nevis, US
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#2. "RE: Lightroom Missing Destination Path Prefix" | In response to Reply # 0

aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006
Sun 07-Oct-12 07:23 PM

After re-structuring your folders, I think you should have used the "Add" option when you Imported them. If you used "Copy", Lightroom would copy the folders with images to another location of your choosing. You would now have two identical groups of images on your computer. "Copy" would be used to download images from a memory card, for example. Perhaps I am misunderstanding, however.

Alan

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GaryPk

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#3. "RE: Lightroom Missing Destination Path Prefix" | In response to Reply # 2

GaryPk Silver Member Nikonian since 01st May 2012
Sun 07-Oct-12 08:19 PM

Thanks Alan. I believe you are right ...

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aolander

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#4. "RE: Lightroom Missing Destination Path Prefix" | In response to Reply # 0

aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006
Mon 08-Oct-12 09:13 PM

Perhaps this is something you already know, but folders/images are not placed "in" LR when you Import them. They exist wherever they were if you "Add" them to the Catalog, or are copied or moved to a folder of your choosing when you select "Copy" or "Move" on Import. A LR "Catalog" is just data about your images (edits, metadata, etc.), thumbnails, and information about where they are located.

Perhaps there is a reason you want to have a separate file of edited images, but if you edit images in LR there is no reason to put them into another folder. All the edit information for each image resides in the Catalog database (and side car file if you use that option). Edits can be changed anytime or deleted at any time leaving you with the untouched original. If you use the "Edit In" option in LR to use Photoshop for some editing, you can store the PS edited JPEG, TIFF, etc. right next to the original in LR. A copy of an image edited in LR &/or PS can be "Exported" whenever the need arises such as for email, web use, sending to a printer, etc.

Alan

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