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Importing Files to Originals

  1. Add files to the import folder if not done already

  2. Go to Library using the main navigation, and open the Import tab

  3. Select a sub-folder or keep the default to import all files

  4. Select Move Files if you want imported files to be removed from the import folder

  5. Click on Import


You may use WebDAV for adding files to the import folder. This is especially helpful if PhotoPrism is running on a remote server.

Importing is not possible in read-only mode as it requires write permissions for the originals folder.

When should "Move Files" be selected?

If selected, files that have been moved to the originals folder, or that already exist, will automatically be deleted from the import folder. This will save storage if you don't want to keep them as backup, or for any other reason.

Automatic Import

The Importer is triggered automatically 15 Minutes after the import folder has been edited via WebDAV. 15 Minutes is the default value, it can be changed using the respective config option.