Auto Import into Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom Classic

Lightroom has the ability to automatically import files using a watched folder. To enable this feature, in the Library module, choose File > Auto Import and customize the Auto Import settings. This might be an alternative to tethered capture if your camera is not supported (although auto import can only copy files to a single, flat folder as its destination).


Adobe Lightroom Classic

Posted on 10-24-2013


  • By Lisa - 11:03 AM on October 25, 2013  

    Thanks this will be useful for my lightroom project.

  • By Thomas Cristello - 6:21 PM on October 29, 2013  

    Hi, I am having trouble with importing raw CR2 files. Many of them are showing weird colorful stripes. Sometimes they don’t appear right away, other times they do. The colors may take up anywhere from a quarter of the image to the entire image. I have examined the raw files by opening them in another program, and they display normally, but the same files in LR4 show this weird aberration. Even files that had imported normally, sometimes weeks later will suddenly become “corrupted”. The files maintain their weird colors when exported as jpegs, but this doesn’t happen with the other program that displayed them correctly. I had this problem intermittently with LR3, and now with LR4, which I have been using for a while, it has suddenly gotten much worse. There is some talk of this on the web, but not much conclusive discussion. Any thoughts on what the problem is? I would upload the images for you to see, but I don’t think I can do that on this blog.

    • By Julieanne Kost - 12:59 AM on November 1, 2013  

      Weird color stripes bring to mind either bad RAM or a problem with your video card – but honestly I don’t know. I would post the issue to either of these forums to see if other customers are experiencing the same problem and if so, if they have found a solution. In addition, posting it here will allow the product management team to see it.