Lightroom: Importing files from Nikon D5100

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When I try to import files directly from my Nikon D5100 camera, Lightroom only gives me the possibility to copy the files, however, I would prefer to Move the files.
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Eric Ganz

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Hamish Niven

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that is the reason, you are taking them directly from the camera.
If the photos were deleted as they were copied, ie moved, you could loose data.

Also the coding needed may well be tedious, and most importantly, you should always reformat your card rather than delete the images, this leaves the space on the chip looking free, so writing to your card after taking photographs is quicker.

It may be convenient to move the data, but its also in your interest to copy, check, and then when you are happy delete / format the chip for the next batch of photographs