Photoshop Lightroom and scanned images--is it possible

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In the current version of Photoshop Lightroom, is there a way to import scanned images even if they are not grouped into folders? I tried to import some images today on my PC which were not grouped into a folder and could not do so. (Perhaps such a means could be introduced into future versions of Photoshop Lightroom.) Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks.
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Andrew Rodney

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Grouped into folders? Where are the images on your drive? They can be virtually anywhere and be imported. I’m not sure I understand your question.
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When I scanned some images initially into my main hard disc drive, I could not figure how to create a folder (I am still a dunderhead when it comes to creating folders. Sometimes, when I try to create a new folder, I get a message saying that I am not allowed to do so (I have a one computer, one terminal system.). As I said before, I am a dunderhead.
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What OS? It sounds like you may be trying to make folders without some Admin permissions.

Once you do make a folder, you can point to it from LR’s import dialog and all images in that folder will be cataloged. As you continue to add images there (assuming you do), only newer images will be cataloged. Keep in mind that LR simply points to the folders you make to catalog those files. It doesn’t suck them into some kind of black hole. If you move the folder, if you move images in those folders outside of LR, it will not know you did this (so once you import images, move, rename, delete) from within LR which you can do.

If you are interested in a video tutorial that may help you with image organizing in LR, you may want to check out:
http://store.luminous-landscape.com/z...