I have 4 main catalogs in LR 4.3 at the moment. They all appear as folders in LR.What I'd like to do is create one main folder, with all four of these in there. Is that possible without rebuilding all of the catalogs?
After two days I finally got my images into Lightroom.
But everytime I go to a folder, Lightroom rebuilds the thumbnails, even if I have just been to that folder. As I scroll down the thumbnails, Lightroom lags as I see thumbnails appear and come into focus again, even afer I have been in that folder several times. I have NOT changed the size of the thumbnails.
My hard drive is constatly grinding when in Lightroom. Also, most of these images are JPGs and not RAW.
PC Specs: Windows 7i5 Processor, 6GB RAM 1GB HDD, .5GB free
Lightroom settings: JPEG Preview: Medilum size Embed Fast Lad Data is checked
When I delete old copies of LR5's catalog off of my backup external drive, I leave the 3 most current. For some reason the next time I start LR, it cannot find the catalog, and I have to manually point to the backup, since I know that one is current. I'd assume the one in My Pictures is current also, but for some reason I keep getting this error.
One catalog is in LR 4 (called catalog B) on Ext HD F, and one is in Carbonite waiting to be restored (had an ext HD failure on Ext HD E, catalog A). I want to put these on a new 4TB external hard drive and in one catalog called A on my just purchased Lightroom 5 upgrade from 4. How do I do this without screwing up?
Have LR5.3 on a Windows 7 machine. Have SSD for programs and usual HD for pictures. Want to have LR catalogues on my SSD rather than default Pictures folder (on the HD). How do I move them to SSD and have LR find them and use that as a default hereafter?
I have several versions of my catalog due to "updates / upgrades" of the catalog. I believe this happened as I added plugins and it would tell me I needed to update my catalog. Is it safe to delete the old ones? Will I lose any data? These haven't been accessed for quite some time. See screen shot.
I recently converted to Mac from pc, and upgraded from LR 3.6 to LR 4 at the same time.Apple transferred all of my pc files transferred to the Mac, and then I downloaded the LR upgrade. That may have been a mistake, as all of the 3.6 catalogs remained on the PC. How do I get the 3.6 PC catalogs into the new version on the Mac? I'm thinking that perhaps I should uninstall LR, have Apple repeat the data migration, and then reinstall the LR 4? Or, is there another way?
When i loaded up lightroom 3 this morning all my catalogs are missing the only catalogue showing is the default lightroom one. i run weekly back ups on the catalogues i use most but theres no sign of them. Im a win 7 user
I had imported photos as CR2's worked on them in develop screen. Closed Lightroom5. When I reopened it all catalog references are gone- from this session and previous sessions. So I pulled in the photos from folders but none of the metadata changes were there (I now know it's because they were imported as CR2's-- won't do THAT again!) Is there anyway to get changes back?
Pictures do not show up in catalogs. Older pictures are there but newer imports appear as grey boxes. I can click in them in develop mode and work on them so they are in the program. After working on them they appear in the catalogs until I develop other pics at which point they switch to the grey box again
I had a computer crash and burn. My hard drive was ok, I have a new computer and have rearranged all my photos on the new hard drive. I need to start fresh with Lightroom but when I reinstall the software it auto loads the catalogs. I have about 7000 photos and its a big job but I have to do it. Can I reload Lightroom and not the catalogs?
Also, If I delete all metadata and previews associated with my pictures will this also delete all editing of my photos or will that just get rid of the Catalogs?
I have a catalog for personal photos, and another for stuff I will print, etc. I just imported all my photos into my print catalog from a trip, and was wondering if some of the photos can be in both catalogs. I have a few pics of my wife and I, and since they are just virtual copies would like them in each one.
In my New Years' organizing spree today, I decided to split my Lightroom catalog into two separate catalogs. I didn't see an efficient way of doing this, so what I did was copy my entire catalog into a new catalog, and then I deleted (from disk) the ones that didn't belong in the respective catalog. After I deleted a few "catalog A" photos from catalog B, I double-checked catalog A to make sure I wasn't totally deleting them. . .only to later find out that I was only looking at a thumbnail. So now ALL of my photos are deleted, and I can't figure out how to restore them.
I used Time Machine to restore yesterday's version of Lightroom 4 lrcat. I created a new catalog--trying to start fresh--tried to import the photos from LR 4 lrcat. I have thumbnails, but on each it says "the file named x is offline or missing."
I also have a LR 3 catalog which houses the bulk of my years of photos since I just upgraded to LR4 a month or so ago. I tried restoring that from Time Machine as well but was unsuccessful in getting anything more than a picture that says "the file named x is offline or missing."
Although I am hopeful because I do use Time Machine, I do have a foreboding feeling because at some point when I deleted over 1000 images, I got a message that said that this action could not be undone because I was doing it to 1000+ images.
I am using LR 4.3. Using OS X 10.8.2. I am using some RAW files, others from earlier years are JPGs.
I am planning to purchase Lightroom soon. When I install it, will the 5 different catalogs that I have in Elements 9 automatically form 1 large catalog in Lightroom, with version stacks, keywords, and ratings intact? Or will only the current catalog show up, and if so, how would I get the other 4 catalogs into Lightroom? The reason I am switching to Lightroom is that I can't handle 5 different catalogs easily, so I want to make sure I can combine them into one catalog in Lightroom.
when you have overlapping catalogs there is a different problem. Unfortunately, she doesn't tell how to deal with that. When I merged my catalogs with LR4 (they were created in LR3), I got the new catalog with new folders but no photos available. I am trying to consolidate several overlapping catalogs (don't ask how that happened.) onto a new external hard drive where most of my folders now reside. I moved the foldes to the new drive with LR3, not by dragging the folders themselves. I also want to transfer some photos from a pocket drive usedn ona trip to the new 2TB external drive.
After installing LR4 I imported the PSE10 catalog. No problems. But when I later import more pictures into PSE - is it possible to add these pictures automatically to the LR catalog without importing the pictures once more? Or do I have to import the same pictures once more into LR and therefore have to copies of each new picture in two different folders - one for PSE and one for LR? So far I don't think the auto import will work, because as far as I understand
1)all the new pictures that PSE saved then will be moved to another folder and therefore will be missing afterwards, and
I have just moved my years worth of images off my laptop by exporting the catalogue throught Lightroom and everything that goes with it to a exteranl drive. Now I would like to delete the catalogue and all files associated with it. Do I need to do that through Lightroom or can I just delete the year 2012 in the pictures folder.
I've been trying since yesterday to complete the install of Lightroom 5 - upgrade from LR4.3. Each time it begins to convert one of my catalogs it simply stops progressing bout 1/2 way. I've waited overnight and tried two other catalogs. My drive has 80 GB free and I'm running 64-bit system with 16GB ram and 8 processors. LR4.3 has been running fine...