Kathleen Posted January 30, 2016 Share Posted January 30, 2016 Hi Damien! Congrats on the new page, looks great so far! I was a bit concerned about my exporting/saving/backing up process out of Lightroom. I currently use Lightroom then move to photoshop for bigger edits then back to Lightroom as a final step in editing. I then like to export my catalogs to my portable hard drive. So I right click on my folder with images, select EXPORT THIS FOLDER AS A CATALOG then save to Portable hard drive and check the boxes EXPORT NEGATIVE FILES, INCLUDE AVAILABLE PREVIEWS. Then I delete the catalog right from Lightroom to empty space. So that is basically my process... Couple of questions... When I do this, I still have to go back to the photos in my hard drive and delete them from there right? If so, is there a less time consuming way to do this? (I am hesitant to save to my hard drive from the get go because I always delete many images from my folders before the final save) I included a screenshot of what my files look in my portable hard drive. An additional question, when I was looking at the files in portable hard drive, I noticed the images in the picture folder were not edited and did not include all of the files I saved. But when I click on Lightroom Ircat folder and reopen in lightroom they are all there in final edit form. Is this a safe method that I am using? Hopefully this makes sense, thank you for your help! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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