ImagenAI has two different upload sections, one for the “Teach” section and the second for the “Edit” section.
Uploading photos to ImagenAI requires a Lightroom Classic catalog and an Internet connection.
If all of the photos you wish to upload have Smart Previews built for them, you don’t need the original images linked inside the Lightroom Classic catalog.
Uploading photos for editing using the “Edit” section
When preparing a project upload, the first step is to import the photos you wish to edit into a Lightroom classic catalog.
This catalog can be your main, large catalog or a catalog you made only for this project.
Once your catalog is ready, open ImagenAI and select the “Edit” tab on the main app screen. Now, you can see the upload screen.
- Select the catalog that has the images you wish to upload imported to it
(Make sure that the photos are connected and linked or have Smart previews built for them).
First, try the “Recent” drop-down menu. If the catalog you wish to upload is not shown there, click “Browse,” search for it on your computer and select it.
If you need to locate your Lightroom Classic catalog, Open Lightroom Classic and choose ‘Edit → Catalog settings → General panel → Location.’
If you don’t see your photos, or if you got a pop-up letting you know how many photos ImagenAI had found and want to learn more about it, go to this article: ImagenAI won't show my Lightroom catalog images.
- All of the folders ImagenAI had found images for will be shown on screen.
Select the relevant folders you wish to upload for editing.
- Choose your editing profile.
If you have a Creator account and want to choose a Talent profile, Go to the main screen app and click on the line that says “Unlock and edit immediately with ImagenAI TALENTS!”
- “Project name.” Give a name to the project. For example: “Ross and Rachel NY 98”
- “Advanced options.” Choose if you want ImagenAI to Crop and/or Straighten your photos.
- “Image filters.” This feature allows you to include or exclude photos that have unique color/rate/flag attributes applied to them.
To the left of the “Image filters” header name, there is a right-pointing triangle. If you click on it, the “Image filters” tab will open up.
The “Include formats” option will let you select only the images that the selected editing profile is supporting.
- “Show catalog content by.” This option allows you to switch between a view of the folders or collections that the selected catalog has.
Once the relevant photos for editing are selected, a profile name is given, and the editing profile is selected, click the blue “Choose” button on the lower right corner of the screen.
You will redirect to a summary of what has been chosen, and you will have two options to move forward:
- “+ Add more photos from a catalog” button - By clicking on this button you will go back to the upload screen, where you can select another project to upload for editing.
You can use this feature if you wish to upload photos from the same catalog with another editing profile or if you wish to upload photos from a different catalog.
- “Send” - Clicking the send button will begin the upload process.
Uploading to the “Teach” section
Uploading to the “Teach” section requires a slightly different Lightroom Classic catalog preparation, especially if it’s your first Creator profile you are building with ImagenAI.
You will have to make sure that the folders and photos are connected inside the catalog in case you had moved them from the original folder they were imported and edited.
There are a few differences between the upload screen of the “Teach” and “Edit” screens:
- On the “Teach” section, you don’t have to select an editing profile, as you selected which Creator profile you want to upload edited photos to on the screen before.
- On the “Teach” section in “Image filters” you will receive a warning pop-up when selecting to show unedited images.
This happens because uploading unedited images to the “Teach” process can cause your profile to output inaccurate results.