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LR 4 "Preview not available" on Import

Discussion in 'Managing your Photos & Video' started by realspear, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. realspear

    realspear New Member

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    When I plug in a card with LR 4, the import window will show some of the photos and then the rest say "Preview not available." They do import, but why would I use the import window if I didn't want to do some management before actually importing. This is happening across multiple cameras, multiple card types (SD and CF), and not in LR 3.
     
  2. Victoria Bampton

    Victoria Bampton Lightroom Queen / Owner Staff Member Administrator Moderator Lightroom Guru

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    Some people are saying that turning off the secondary window solves it. Do you have the secondary window open?
     
  3. realspear

    realspear New Member

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    I don't use a secondary window, so it can't be that.
     
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    Victoria Bampton Lightroom Queen / Owner Staff Member Administrator Moderator Lightroom Guru

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