As a wedding photographer I often fill up 3 or 4 memory cards at a wedding and it is important that I get those images downloaded and backed up as soon as possible. Rather than download one card at a time I like to do them all at the same time using multiple card readers. I usually use Photomechanic to do this but recently discovered that it is actually very simple to download multiple cards at the same time in Lightroom as well. I put together this quick video tip to show how.
The advantage to downloading multiple cards at the same time is so one doesn't get accidentally forgotten. I have heard and read numerous stories of photographers that thought they had already downloaded the images from a card, formatted it, shot on it and later realized they never imported the previous images.
To make the job even easier I use the Lexar Professional Workflow Solution which offers me four slots to download images at the same time all plugged into my Mac Book Pro using one USB 3 cable. It's simple, dependable and fast.
Hopefully you found this quick tip on how to import multiple cards into Lightroom at the same time useful. If so, be sure to share with others in the creative community.