I recently purchased a new computer, and I need to transfer my existing Lightroom (3.6) catalog to the new machine. I have installed Lightroom on the new machine, and have updated it to the same version as on the old machine. All my images are on an external drive that I can move to the new computer.
Can I simply export the existing catalog, move the hard drive, and import the catalog into the new instance of Lightroom on the new computer? Obviously, I want to retain al the keywords, develop adjustments, etc., that I had in the original catalog.
I have a separate catalog of photos from a recent trip on my laptop (don't ask why I created a 2nd catalog - won't do that again). I want to transfer them to our desktop, which is a mac (the laptop is pc). Following instructions in a tim grey email, I used "export catalog" to transfer to an external hard drive, with intent to then import to the mac. I did check for it to export negative files. It took forever, but froze partway through the process. So I created a new folder to export into, and tried it again. It got much further that time but froze again. When I use lightroom to access the files that did transfer, I find the folders labelled as they are on the laptop, but when I open them, the application says, "no items match your search", although it does indicate there are i.e. 47 MG in the file. I can use picasa to view the files, both the jpeg's and the raw files, so they're in there.
I am having a problem with moving my photos from a MacBook Pro to a PC laptop. All the files reside in one directory on an external drive. I copied the catalog from the Mac to the PC, connected the drive, started LR and pointed to the copied catalog. As expected, LR did not know where the files from the external drive were, so I highlighted the drive, right clicked the photo directory and told it to find missing files. I then pointed it to the proper directory on the drive. It only partially worked. Several of the subdirectories on the drive did not relink. If I take the drive off the PC and put it back on the Mac, the subdirectories are properly linked, where on the PC, some aren't.
I can reimport, but then I have to do edits all over again on those photos.
I recently had a computer crash and want to migrate my photos and changes from my old hard drive into my newly installed Lightroom software on the new computer. I recovered the old drive, and accessed it from my new computer. I found the most recent Lightroom catalog and imported it. Then I imported all of my photos into Lightroom. The problem is that the catalog and the photos don't seem to be talking to each other. In the catalog, the photos are there all bunched together, no folders separating by date. In the photo folders that ARE separated by date, the original photos are there as they were first imported (RAW files), but don't have the develop changes that I made to them. How can I get these two things to link up?
My problem is that when I'm importing photos from my folders on the computer to my catalog in Lightroom 4, Lightroom doesn't import all photos from my folders. It imports the first 3-4 photos rom my folder.
I am upgrading from Photoshop Elements 9 to version 12 and loading it onto a new computer running Windows 8.2. To move the Organizer Catalog I have tried several time to create a backup on an external hard drive from version 9 so i can restore it on the new computer with the upgraded software. Each time i run the backup the process stops and displays an error message "Error encountered while writing files". This occurs when the process is approximately 75% complete. There are 12,326 items in the catalog, the estimated "media size" needed it 142,891.30 MB, i have 339 GB of free space on the external hard drive.
I had to reinstall an OS in my computer due to a virus. As a result LR 3 in no longer installed. I still have the catalog on a backup disk and have just installed and updated to LR 4.4. What is the best way to merge the V3 catalog with V4 and are there any things I should expect or look out for?
My computer HDD died :-( Luckily, I have made full HDD backups quite regularly and haven't really lost anything.
However, I'm making a clean install of everything to get a fresh start. Over the years, I have built up quite a large set of LR Develop and Export presets along with several custom lens profiles and camera colour calibrations. Having started from LR2 then upgraded 'in place' over the years, I have a feeling the files for all these might be scattered all over the place on my Windows 7 installation/appdata files.
Apart from the obvious catalog file, where else should I be looking to get my fresh LR5.2 installation looking like it used to with a full recovery of all my various profiles and presets?
I think I found a few in my backed up %appdata% files but there is so much in there, I don't know what is essential and what is just 'junk' from older versions.
I have a lot of photographs in Lightroom 4 on my laptop. All are DNG and tagged with keywords and caption added to each image. When I move these to Lightroom 4 on another computer keywords and captions are lost when I view the images in LR4. I thought keywords and caption were stored in the DNG-file. How do I move the files to another computer without losing keywords and captions?
I have an old computer running LR 3.6. I have downloaded, installed and entered my serial number for LR 4.4 on my new computer. Can I simply copy my 3.6 catalog to the new computer and open it with LR 4.4?
I have LR installed on my MacPro and the Mac just died (graphics card issues). I'm going to just buy a new Mac, though I'm trying to figure out the best way to access everything in LR until then. All of the images and photos are stored on a separate internal drive that I can take out and access via a docking station.
1. Does the license for LR allow me to install a 2nd copy on my Mac notebook?
2. If I place a copy of the LR catalog file on my Mac notebook and plug the photos/videos drive into a docking station connected to my notebook, will everything open up?
I just built a new PC and re-installed lightroom 2.0. I downloaded the upgrade to 2.7 (which was free) and tried to import my catalogs. My 2010 catalog is fine, but my 2011 catalog says it is "too new for this version of lightroom". I never had version 3 so i dont know why it's saying my catalog is too new.
I'm planning to upgrade my Windows system from a 6-year old XP box to a new Windows 7 system. Moving my entire digital photo archive and Lightroom (3.4) catalog will be part of the process. I need a faster system and desperately want to get active, but older, image files onto a fast internal hard drive. My catalog currently has about 110,230 images in it.
Before I begin the transfer I'd like any tips to make the process go as smoothly as possible.Here's the current setup (I license my images as stock from my office so everything is in one LR catalog):
2003-2006 photos on an external Networked Attached Storage (NAS) box 2007-2008 photos on an internal hard drive (#1) 2009-2011 photos an an internal hard drive (#2) Scanned slides on internal hard drive (#1)
Physical and LR folder structures for all of the above are similar, starting with a top-level "Camera 20xx" and then subfolders for major image categories, e.g. flowers, forests, portraits.
Archived .PSD and .TIF files from a book project on a second NAS box .lrcat file on internal hard drive (#1)Planned new computer setup:
2003-2011 photos on internal hard drives, same folder structure as old system, but drive letters likely to change.Scanned slides on internal hard drive, same folder structure as old system, but drive letter likely to change
After I reinstall LR on my new computer and copy the .lrcat file over, will I simply be able to point LR to one image for each year and it will be able to find all the rest of the photos in that year's folder structure? Or is it going to be more complicated than that to re-synchronize Lightroom with the new folder locations?
Something went wront on an ingest of my images. I think I tried correcting it by going into my /workingfiles folder were they were stored and deleting them manually. I'm sure I checked to see if I could do it through Lightroom, but maybe I missed the folder they were put in. I am guessing that is what happened so Lightroom still has a small image of them somewhere and will no longer let me re-import them.
Image Ingester Pro 3 Lightroom 4.3 Windows 7 Home Premium 64
I'm trying to import the images from a CF card to Lightroom 4.3 however the only options available to me are Copy as DNG or Copy....Move and Add are dark grayed out and I cannot select them. I do notice when I go to the Import module, the Add selector is white for a few moments and then it goes to black.
MacBook Pro Mac OX 10.6.8 Trial version of LR 4.3. CF card is coming as .NEF from a Nikon D800.
I have done this before, regularly, it seems that with this update it is not possible. I'm not interested in importing because HDD space is limited AND I don't use this computer for editing/file management. The imports go to a drive array in another location. I don't want to be to overly emphatic about this, but I'm not interested in importing to the HDD on the MacBook Pro.BTW, I have tested it and it does import just fine into the catalog to the HDD.
Below is a screen shot of my catalog import options. I've looked for ways to change the settings but even setting it to Copy back to the card itself does not allow me to Move or Add Without Moving. Only Copy in two different formats is available.
Have new computer 64 bit with dual drives (C: 111GB, E:1.36 TB) . C. drive operates Win 7. Do I install CS 6 and LR4.1 program on E drive along with catalog including phtos? or put CS^ and LR on C: and catalog and pictures on E:
I have my complete catalog of Lightroom 3.5 currently on my harddisc of my PC (windows 7). I want to move this catalog to a network based RAID disc and work from there. I've exported my catalog to the networkdisc but how do I tell Lightroom to use that catalog instead of the one on my local drive?
I currently have my main catalog 'gwcat-2-2.lrcat' in what I think is the default directory of ":..D:UsersGeorgePicturesLightroom". I would like to move it to a faster drive. Should I move JUST the lrcat file, or is moving the gwcat-2-2 Previews.lrdata required?
There is a LOT of stuff in lrdata! and would take a long time to move. I've always been a bit confused by the difference between "Previews.lrdatafa" and the cache directory (I already have the cache directory on SSD). --If you go by just the definition of terms, it seems like a distinction without a difference.
For a while I've been using my Lightroom on my Mac on a folder inside my Google Drive folder. The reason for this is that I have an online backup as well my 2 external hard drive backups (you can NEVER have too many backups ).
However, Google Drive has proved to be a bigger let down than any Michael Bay movie out there, and I've now signed up to Copy. If you fancy creating a Copy account, you'll get 5Gb free on top of the 15Gb they so generously give you if you click on this link!
Anyway, my plan is to move my Catalog to another folder in my root drive, aptly titled “Copy”. So, I created a new folder within Lightroom, and went to move it, (whilst using the Lightroom interface) — so far I'm pretty sure this is the correct way, but I've attached a screenshot of the message that came up. This should be ok shouldn't it? I've attached screenshots of where I want to move it to, and the prompt that came up.
My main hdd was about to crash. i bought a new ssd drive. it isnt big enough to fit original os, programs and images. So I moved images from main hdd to an external hdd. I moved catalog to a new primary hdd with a fresh install. When I load the catalog, the images are missing. When I select locate and find target files, I think it's importing them back to the main hdd. Does it move the file or just change where it's pointing to the file. If it moves the file then I will run out of space again and defeat the purpose!!
how to set up LR on new computer.Have my photos on external drive and want them to go to the D: drive.Moved the LR Cat folder to my C: SSD drive with LR off.
Opened LR and relocated LR to new lr.cat file location on C: drive.Lr shows all my Picture folders from year 2000 to year 2014 with the expected ? marks.I don't want the picture folders on C: drive but on D: drive.
A friend just had major problems moving his v3 files. He had one top folder for all Lightroom. He keeps his catalog and photos on an external and now needs to increase the capacity of the external. So he copied them over in Windows with the entire Lightroom folder remaining intact, and reassigned the old drive letter to the new external hard drive, so the path to all photos is preserved.
However, everyhting shows up Missing. "Find this folder" doesn't work. You navigate to the new location but it's not clear what exactly you "do" to relink. Clicking the name of the lost folder in the resulting dialog box (new-but-named-the-same-as-old-drive) didn't cange anthong back at the Library display of that folder. I know I -- myself -- will be moving to a new internal drive from the one currently storing my photos in the near future. So his problem is relavant to the hassle i can expect.