Lightroom :: How To Transfer Photos / Catalog And Collections From MAC To PC

Jan 11, 2013

I recently purchased a new PC.  I installed LR 4 on the new PC.  I tried to transfer all my pics from my MAC to the PC.  When I open up LR4 on the PC all I see are grayed out boxes where my pictures should be with a question mark in the top left.  When I click on the question mark it say original file cant be located. 
I would like to transfer my entire database from the MAC to the PC but cant figure out how to transfer it all.

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Apr 8, 2013

I have lightroom 2 on my computer and would like to install lightroom 4.  Will I be (easily) able to transfer my photo collections from 2 to 4?  Is there a danger of losing the photos in the process?

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Jan 9, 2013

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Jan 13, 2011

I don't want to have the original files on both laptop and desktop.
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As a test, I tried "exporting as catalog", TWO images (with the source images "unavailable"). I flash-drived the resulting catalog to my laptop. I opened the catalog in LR3 and made changes to the metadata. I tried both "saving metadata to file" and "updating DNG previews" (which would be useless anyway since I could not write data back to the missing originals) and also tried doing nothing and just closing LR,  then pulling the flashdrive and plugging it into the DESKTOP.(knowing the changes are stored within the catalog itself only) I open the 2 picture catalog in LR and see the keyword updates. Hurrah!
I switch over to the master catalog. All I want to do is import the updated metadata (keywording, contrast, etc…) back into the master catalog and push the data into the original DNG or XMP. On import I select "replace: Metadata and develop settings only" (with or without "preserve old settings" checked) and click import. Voila! NOTHING HAPPENS and the updated keywords are NOT picked up.
I know that the metadata updates were carried out because they showed up when I opened it separately in LR! For some reason they don't seem to making through the import process to the master catalog…

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Aug 16, 2012

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Mar 25, 2013

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Dec 20, 2013

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Dec 15, 2012

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Feb 8, 2012

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I must preface this by saying that I am new to LR4 and I have been trying to follow instructions in a popular book as to creating collections, etc.  I have been trying to create collections and organize photos.  I recently shot a wedding and went through about 900 photos and whittled it down to 350 and now today for some reason I decided to back up a previous catalog and now everything I did yesterday appears to be gone and the only photos that I see in LR are those bridal photos in that catalog. 
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Jan 4, 2014

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Sep 10, 2013

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Feb 5, 2012

Is there a way to print or view a list of all imported photos and the collections that they belong to? Right clicking on each image to view this type of info is pretty cumbersome.

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May 13, 2013

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Feb 2, 2014

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Mar 12, 2012

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Sep 9, 2013

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Apr 29, 2013

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Lightroom :: 4.4 - Transfer Photo Develop Settings From One Catalog To Another

May 14, 2013

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I transferred my photos from Lightroom 2 to 4. Unfortunately all the changes I made in the develop module have been reset. In the develop module each photo still has a history of changes, with the last entry being 'Reset Settings', so by reverting to the prior entry I can bring the photo back to its developed state. But I would have to do this manually for every single photo. Is there any way I can reverse the reset on all photos?

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