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Default Collection for Imported Photos

Discussion in 'Lightroom 1-6 for Windows & Mac (perpetual)' started by JoeLightroom, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. JoeLightroom

    JoeLightroom New Member

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    Lightroom Experience:
    Intermediate
    Primary OS:
    Mac 10.10.x Yosemite
    I am using Lightroom CC 2015.8 on a Mac and Lightroom Mobile and would like to have all photos I import from my camera's memory card into my LR desktop catalog be automatically available on my iPad. It already works well when I add the imported photos to a Synchronized Collection, but I cannot find anywhere to set a default Collection for imports. I see the checkbox for "Add to Collection" in the import dialog, but it must be checked every time I import files. Is there a way to permanently set this? I am not talking about Develop Presets. I can setup an Input Preset to do this, but cannot set a default Input Preset either. Any suggestions for my workflow? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. tspear

    tspear Senior Member

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    Location:
    Waltham MA
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    Beginner
    Primary OS:
    Mac 10.11.x El Capitan
    Lightroom Version:
    6.4 / CC 2015.4
    Lightroom License:
    CC Subscription
    Yes, on the bottom of the import dialog is an option to save the settings.
    This will include the collection, application of presets...
     
  3. ParkerPhoto

    ParkerPhoto New Member

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    Lightroom Experience:
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    Mac 10.11.x El Capitan
    Lightroom Version:
    6.8 / CC 2015.8
    Lightroom License:
    CC Subscription
    Some of the other options available, during import, are sticky. I have "build smart previews" selected and every time I re-import, it's still checked. Not sure why this isn't an option for "add to collection". As "tspear" mentioned, create a preset of all your settings.
     

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