Lightroom is an incredibly powerful and flexible photo editing tool, but it can be slightly daunting to new users. One such confusion that many photographers have when starting out in Lightroom has to do with creating duplicates of your photos within the program itself. This guide will walk you through the steps to easily duplicate any photo in Lightroom, from the quick and easy way to the more advanced method that allows you to create copies in a multitude of different ways. Finding the right image to use in your work can be difficult, especially when you’re trying to avoid repeating yourself. Luckily, duplicating photos in Lightroom makes it easy to find new images without sacrificing any time or creativity! Here’s how to do it!
Simple methods how to delete photos in Lightroom?
- In the Library module, click on the thumbnail of the image you want to delete. Then press delete on your keyboard or right-click and choose delete.
- Right-click on the thumbnail of a folder and select delete this folder. 2. Edit > Delete All Orphans> Delete All Non-synced Photographs 3. Create an Empty Collection 4. Select all photos in that collection and drag them to the trash icon 5. Select all photos from outside collections 6. Drag those photos into the collection
Go to the Library Module
This can be done by opening up the Develop module and going to the Presets tab. Click on New Preset and then set it up as you please. Name it, add a description, and then click on Create. Now all you have to do is select the photo that you want duplicated and then go back to the Develop Module, where your new preset should be waiting for you. Once you select your preset, just click on Apply and enjoy! Your second photo will now appear next to the first one. All you have to do from there is rename it or delete the original if you don’t want two of the same photos! If you’re using Lightroom CC, which doesn’t have the Library Module yet, follow these steps instead: Go to File>Import from Files & Folders> Select where your photos are saved. Choose Import from Camera -all- (This may take a while) Under Kinds of items, choose ‘All Photos’
Make sure Include Subfolders is selected (to include any images nested within) Double-click the photo you want copied
If this doesn’t work for you try File>Export>Export Images To Files & Folders
Select the photo you want to duplicate
- Select the photo you want to duplicate from your library or the filmstrip at the bottom of the screen.
- Press Ctrl + D or Command + D on a Mac (you can also select Edit > Duplicate Photo from the menu bar).
- Your original photo is duplicated and both versions are saved as individual files, so it’s easy to find and edit either version later if necessary. 4. To rename a photo that you have just created, click on the text box above where it says untitled and type in any new name for this photo before pressing Enter on your keyboard. 5. To see all photos currently loaded into Lightroom, press G to see all folders listed with their thumbnails showing; then go through them until you find the folder that contains the new file that was just created by pressing Ctrl+D (Command+D) or selecting Edit > Duplicate Photo from the menu bar 6. You can now delete any unwanted copies by right-clicking on each thumbnail in turn and choosing Delete Selected Photos .
Right click on the image
1) click on the image you want to duplicate and hold down the ctrl key and click on any other images that are next to it.
2) drag the selected images into a new folder on your desktop (or any other location of your choice)
3) go back into lightroom and delete the original image. If you have more than one duplicated version of this image, then delete them all. Otherwise, if there is only one duplicated copy left after deleting the original, then right-click and select show package contents from the drop-down menu. Select image settings from the list that appears and use your mouse to resize each of these duplicate versions so they are different sizes. You can also crop some or all of these images before saving them as JPEGs with no compression or save them as TIFFs with medium compression if you wish. The file sizes will be larger but they will be higher quality files with less chance for artifacts when printing at large sizes or viewing online.
Click on Develop Settings
This will open up the Lightroom Develop Module, which is where you edit your images. In the top right hand corner of this module, you’ll see an icon with a small number one next to it. This is the Preset Browser. Clicking on it will bring up a list of presets that you can use and apply to your image. If you want to save these settings as your own custom preset, click on the plus sign next to New and select Create New Preset from Current Settings. The name that appears here is what will be used for your new preset—so make sure it’s something descriptive! You can go back at any time and edit this information by clicking on Edit Name or Delete Preset if you don’t like what was previously chosen. Once you’ve clicked on the icon, there are six different options: Lens Corrections. These are all ways that you can change the appearance of your photo after taking it. It’s best to experiment with them until you find one that suits your needs.
Drag those photos to collection
First, go to the folder where you want to save the duplicates. Once there, click on File > Import > From Files and Folders. A window will pop up asking you which files or folders you want to add from your computer. Select all of the photos that you want to copy over, then click Import. The newly imported files will be saved in the same folder as their originals. You can now create a new collection with those two folders by clicking on Collections > New Collection, name it something like Duplicate Photos, drag both collections into it, then right-click and select Duplicate Collection. Name this collection something like Duplicate Photos (2) so you don’t get confused later when importing more photos. Now simply repeat this process for every set of photos that needs a duplicate version!
Duplicating photos is a great way to organize your library and maintain consistency across all of the photos you take. To duplicate a photo, right-click the photo you want to copy and select duplicate. Change the name of the new file and click OK. This will create a new version with a different name. If you’re not sure what you want it named, use something like Duplicate – , so that if you need to find it again later on, at least the date will help identify which one it is. To add a keyword to an existing photo, open the Library module and go to File > New Metadata Preset > Add Keywords From Current Selection. Give it a title (such as: Duplicate) and hit Enter. Select your original image from the list, type Duplicate into both fields and hit Enter. Hit enter again on any additional keywords or metadata options you’d like applied (i.e., captions).