PC Photo Storage Questions

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davids8560 Contributing Member • Posts: 686
PC Photo Storage Questions

I have a HP PC with two 300GB HDDs, Drive C and Drive E.

Mostly everything is on drive C. Drive C is getting close to capacity.

If I move the Pictures Folder holding all my photos from Drive C to Drive E, will it confuse Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4?

Can I tell the programs to save subsequent files to Drive E?

Running Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit, if it matters.

Thx

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Re: PC Photo Storage Questions

davids8560 wrote:

I have a HP PC with two 300GB HDDs, Drive C and Drive E.

Mostly everything is on drive C. Drive C is getting close to capacity.

If I move the Pictures Folder holding all my photos from Drive C to Drive E, will it confuse Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4?

Can I tell the programs to save subsequent files to Drive E?

Running Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit, if it matters.

Thx

Have a look here:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3467860

I think photoshop should be ok, it doesn't care where your images are stored.

What software are you using to import images?  If you are more specific, maybe people would be able to provide better help.

rio

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davids8560 OP Contributing Member • Posts: 686
Re: PC Photo Storage Questions

Hi and thank you.

I use Lightroom 4 to import most images. I seem to have to use Windows to import images to my PC from my iPhone 5, as Lightroom isn't given as an import option when I plug it in to sync. Then I import the iPhone 5 photos from the Photo Stream folder into Lightroom.

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Re: clone smaller drive to larger drive, replace small drive with large drive (nt)

I know you didn't come here for this, but: DITCH VISTA Its horrible. I ran it for 2 years thinking it was cool. I reluctantly moved to windows 7 and SHEBAM! everything ran sooo smoothly.. 
...And here I am resisting windows 8, lol.

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Re: PC Photo Storage Questions

davids8560 wrote:

I have a HP PC with two 300GB HDDs, Drive C and Drive E.

Mostly everything is on drive C. Drive C is getting close to capacity.

If I move the Pictures Folder holding all my photos from Drive C to Drive E, will it confuse Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4?

Can I tell the programs to save subsequent files to Drive E?

Running Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit, if it matters.

Thx

As mentioned, Photoshop wont care - no catalog.
Lightroom will show question marks over the image previews, but you can easily fix by right clicking from folders in the 'Folder' section (left in Library view) and 'Update Location'.

Also, if you move your Lightroom images and maintain the same folder/sub folder strucutures, you can just right click at the root (highest level) folder in Lightroom and click update location once, every image in every sub folder beneah that will then also appear.

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Re: PC Photo Storage Questions

davids8560 wrote:

I have a HP PC with two 300GB HDDs, Drive C and Drive E.

Mostly everything is on drive C. Drive C is getting close to capacity.

If I move the Pictures Folder holding all my photos from Drive C to Drive E, will it confuse Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4?

Yes, it will confuse Lightroom.. BUT

If you keep the same directory structure, you can lead Lightroom to the new location by right klicking on the photo in Lightroom and choose "Show in explorer", then lead explorer to the new drive and folder... Lightroom will locate nearby files if you give it time. (lightroom will put the picture on the screen and tell you its missing)

Can I tell the programs to save subsequent files to Drive E?

Photoshop will save wherever you tell it to, Lightroom asks for a location on export and import.

Running Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit, if it matters.

Thx

Actions are the same with Vista/7/8 32 and 64bit.

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