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Fri, Mar 5, 2021 8:48 PM

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Lightroom Classic: Trying to create a folder that already exists: ask to add photos to the folder instead of just "try a new name"

When you have photos selects and do a Create folder and have Include selected photos check and the folder already exists, it would be really nice to have the option to add the photos to that already existing folder, instead of it donking you and just saying that the folder already exists, choose a new name. I still want to add those photos to that folder, so it was be nice to just add them from that screen. Thanks.

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1 m ago

I assume you really mean Albums, not Folders (Folders in Lightroom cannot contain images, they are simply containers for Albums and/or sub-Folders).

So, if you're trying to add a bunch of selected images to an existing Album, the easiest way to do that is to simply drag any one of the selected photos (drag from the actual image, not the surrounded cell border) and drop them onto the target album in the left-hand panel. Alternatively you can right-click on any one of the selected photos and select "Add xx Photos to Album", click on the arrow to open the list of all albums then choose the appropriate target album.

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I am referring to LR Classic, not cloud-based. Posted in the wrong place.

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1 m ago

Can you confirm which Lightroom version you're using please? The menu commands you describe sound like Lightroom Classic ones rather than cloud-based Lightroom Desktop.

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

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Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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Yes, I selected the wrong version. Edited the post to reflect that. Thanks.

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Thanks. The forum doesn't automatically apply a "vote" to your post so don't forget to click the green arrow in the upper left.

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.