Photos edited in Luminar AI returns to a new folder in Lightroom on iMac

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    Helena Carter

    Hi Janette Asche

    That's rather normal behavior.

    Please note that when you invoke Luminar as a plugin, LR takes off the focus of the folder from which you took the photo to send to Luminar. When you hit Apply in Luminar, and your image gets put into the folder on your HDD, the only thing you need to do in order to make the image appear in LR is to click the folder where your photo was: LR will re-focus on the folder and pull the files that are currently in it.

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    Janette Asche

    Thanks for your comment Helena. As I mentioned above, on my older iMac, it worked perfectly well, with the edited copy going straight back to the same folder in LR where the original photo is. When I'm editing in Luminar now, LR is still open, so the edited photo goes to a new date folder within LR, at the very top of the list and nothing I can do can move it next to the original photo.

    I've included a photo which shows my new edited shots from October and January above the Pictures folders where all of my other photos are.

    Another thought is that when my computer hard drive crashed and died, I used my backup to reinstall everything on my new computer but I had to reinstall Luminar because it was registered to my old iMac and I haven't done a new plug-in - maybe I should?

     

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    Katherine Nelson

    Hi Janette, 

    Indeed, please try the following:

    1. Make sure Lightroom is not runningIf the app was running, reboot your Mac before proceeding. 
    2. In the top-bar menu click Luminarᴬᴵ > Install Plugins.
    3. Click Uninstall next to Lightroom
    4. Reboot your Mac and launch Luminarᴬᴵ.
    5. Click Luminarᴬᴵ > Install Plugins.
    6. Click Install next to Lightroom.

    You may be prompted to enter your Mac user password at some point, please do so.

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    Janette Asche

    Thanks Katherine. I will give that a go and let you know how it goes.

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    Janette Asche

    Hi Katherine. I did what you suggested but it's still saving back in the same folder above the Pictures folder in LR. I haven't had LR running today, so didn't need to reboot beforehand.

     

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    Kate Williams

    Hi Janette - That's something our specialists at https://skylum.com/support need to take a look at. Could you please file a support request via the form above?

    Please include the link to this thread as a reference.

    Meanwhile, please try invoking the plugin this way: you can try to right-click on the image > Export > Luminar AI > Export a photo with Lightroom adjustments/Open source photo. 

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    Janette Asche

    Hi Kate,

    Sorry for the late reply. I've tried that and it still goes to the other place. I will contact support.

     

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    Janette Asche

    It turns out it is a Lightroom problem due to capital and lower case letters in the path of my name.

    Thanks for your help everyone.

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