Lightroom: How do I import to destination folders by date?

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I need to move 10 years worth of photo files into LR catalog. I want to use the function in Import with the destination tab to organize into folders by date. Is there any way to set the dates here for each year, or will all the folders be labeled with date of import? Thank you. kvwint@msn.com
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Rob Cole

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Imports are organized by capture date if possible (if "date-time original" metadata exists).

If there is no capture date, then you can impose the year explicitly (set manually created year folder as import destination, then omit the year as folder naming component).

I recommend trying one photo first before committing 10 years worth ;-}.

Rob
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Thanks.