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Chapter 1. Importing > Getting Photos from Your Camera Into Lightroom

Getting Photos from Your Camera Into Lightroom

The photos you bring into Lightroom are probably coming from either your camera (well, your camera’s memory card), or they’re already on your computer (everybody’s got a bunch of photos already on their computer, right?). We’ll start here with importing photos from your camera’s memory card (importing photos already on your computer is on page 16).

Step One:

If you have Lightroom open, and connect your camera or memory card reader to your computer, the Import window you see here appears over your Lightroom window. The top section of this Import window is important because it shows you what’s about to happen. From left to right: (1) it shows where the photos are coming from (in this case, a camera); (2) what’s going to happen to these images (in this case, they’re getting copied from the camera); and (3) where they’re going to (in this case, onto your computer, into your Pictures folder). If you don’t want to import the photos from your camera or memory card right now, just click the Cancel button and this window goes away. If you do this, you can always get back to the Import window by clickin....


  

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