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Lightroom - cant see thumbnails on card.

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by e.besana, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. e.besana

    e.besana Mu-43 Regular

    59
    Apr 16, 2010
    Tarrytown, NY
    Hi all,

    Not a m43 question but I'm confident that someone here will have the answer!

    I'm having trouble with Lightroom/Camera. When I plug my Canon T1i into my computer and open Lightroom to import images, I can't see the thumbnails of the images on the card. All I see are the filenames. This problem occurs when I shoot RAW, RAW+JPEG, or JPEG. It seems to be camera specific because I don't have this problem with my other cameras.

    Once the files have been imported and copied I don't have any thumbnail issues but I'd like to select the images before I import.

    Thanks -EB
     
  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Did you try putting the files on the desktop and then importing?
    Try using a card reader....
     
  3. e.besana

    e.besana Mu-43 Regular

    59
    Apr 16, 2010
    Tarrytown, NY
    Hey Streetshooter,
    Yeah I tried that thinking there might be problem with the card. I see the thumbnails just fine when I plug the card into a card reader or put the files on the desktop.

    Do you recommend not importing directly from the camera?
    Thanks -EB
     
  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    EB.... Yes use a card reader always
    Open a folder on the desktop, name it raw...
    Transfer the files from the card to this folder....
    Import to LR from this folder....