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Can Lightroom import other people's catalogs?

Dec 10, 2012 4:52 PM

Tags: #photoshop #elements #import #catalogue #lightroom4

It seems that a powerful tool like Lightroom (on top of a powerful Adobe suite) should allow a developer to import a client's catalog from Photoshop Elements on an external hard drive. Everything I've read in the support and forums indicate I need to have Photoshop Elements installed on my own machine, and that reading off a network drive is not possible.

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    Dec 10, 2012 5:31 PM   in reply to MadRiverWeb

    As I understand things, yes, you have to have PSE installed on your computer to make use of the PSE catalog in Lightroom. I can't understand why Adobe would program things this way, but apparently they did.


    A possible workaround is to have the PSE owner install the 30-day free trial of Lightroom on his/her computer, have that person upgrade the PSE catalog to a Lightroom catalog, and then send you the catalog file.

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    Dec 10, 2012 5:31 PM   in reply to MadRiverWeb

    Yes, Lightroom can import a Photoshop Elements catalog, but there are restrictions.


    Let me know if there are questions that this does not answer:


    Lightroom cannot upgrade Elements Organizer catalogs


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