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Re Linking Catalog to your RAW Files

Re-linking the folder to identify RAW files:

 

This method is applicable when Lightroom has to be directed to the folder location that contain the RAW images present in the Catalog. This is useful in situations when folders may have been moved to a different location on the drive, for example from the current working drive to a backup drive.

Step 1

Unzip the Catalog delivered by Oodio and open the Catalog in Lightroom. Press “G” to enter the Grid View in the Library Module.

Step 3

In the pop up window, browse to select  the correct location of the folder containing the original RAW files and click “ Select Folder”

Step 2

On the Left panel right click on the greyed folder under the Folders panel  and select the option, “Find Missing Folder”

Step 4

The Lightroom catalog will identify the RAW files and the thumbnail will populate in your catalog. You can also notice that folder in the left Panel is bold, indicating that Lightroom has identified the correct folder.

The images can now be exported in various formats as per your requirements.

Re-linking specific Images in the Catalog:

 

This method is generally applicable when the Folders containing the original RAW files are restructured or renamed. For example a root folder containing the images from the entire wedding maybe later organized into subfolders according to the various events.

Step 1

Unzip the Catalog delivered by Oodio and open the Catalog in Lightroom. Press “G” to enter the Grid View in the Library Module.

Step 3

This will bring up a pop up dialog box stating that the selected file could not be located. Make note of the exact file name, in our specific example the file name is “VKS_3684.jpg”. Now click on “Locate” in the pop up window.

Step 2

To locate the files click on the first empty thumbnail to select it. Next click on the small exclamatory mark at the top corner of the thumbnail.

Step 4

This will bring up a second pop up window. Browse to the location of the file on your local drive and select it. Also make sure the checkbox titled “Find nearby missing photos” is ticked. This will ensure that the other files that are present in the Lightroom in same folder location are also automatically re-linked. Now click on the “Select” at the bottom right corner.

Continue to locate specific files until all the files the Catalog are identified. The images can now be exported in various formats as per your requirements.

More Info

 

A Lightroom (LR) Catalog is the most easiest and convenient way to deliver the edits to a Customer. This is made possible as Lightroom adopts a non-destructive workflow, where the original image file is untouched.

In Lightroom, any post processing carried out on a specific image such as setting the Exposure, Contrast, Sharpening, Blemish Removal, Noise Reduction etc  is stored in a database called a Lightroom Catalog 1. The processing is  not directly applied to the original image file. The Catalog also stores any attributes such as Rating, Labeling, Flagging, Keywords, that may have been tagged to a specific image.

The main advantage of this workflow is once the processing is completed on an image, a copy of the processed image (usually high resolution JPEG or TIFF file) need not be created for delivery. Only the Catalog has to be delivered to the client as it contains all the processing information for a set of images. This Catalog, on delivery to the client, has to be linked with the original RAW 2 files for the post processing information and attributes to be immediately applied to the respective images.  The images now are ready to be exported in any convenient resolution.