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 this case. I know this is my memory card that I just plugged into the reader and it is showing up both as a Source and as another drive. If you have changed the name on your memory card to something other than its default name, which in this case is EOS_DIGITAL, then that will show up with its name instead. Import will read the card and identify all the image files on it that have not previously been included in the Catalog (read: imported into Lightroom before). You will also notice that it has a checkmark on each of the images if they have not been previously loaded into Lightroom, and if they have, the thumbnail will be grayed out.
Now comes the fun part and the most important part of the process which allows you to place those images directly into a Collection, put them into the place where you want them on your hard drive, name them, provide general keywords to be able to find them later and protect the original files in a backup drive if you wish. Across the top of the interface you will notice that the sequence of things that you are doing is carefully laid out for you. On the left is the Source of the files you are importing and then an arrow pointing to the middle of the task Bar where there are a few options to choose from. The first is Copy as DNG. DNG is a so-called universal Digital Negative file format that Adobe introduced many years ago as something that can be shared amongst platforms. It produces a smaller file than the usual proprietary RAW files that camera manufacturers create inside their cameras. Some photographers use DNG files,
however if you use programs that are not compatible with them, then DNG could become troublesome. A personal experience I have had with them is that many DNG files are not displayed correctly by ACDSee and often DNG thumbnails are not displayed. Therefore, I do not recommend creating DNG files unless you are only using Adobe products.
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