I have a new computer with Windows 7 , PSE 11 and Lightroom 4. I now want to use the lightroom organiser for my photos. How do I bring them from my backup PSE 10 catalogue on an external hard drive into Lightroom, with their keywords attached
Hi Sara, do you already have photos in Lightroom? If not, there is just one major step -- upgrading your Elements catalog to a Lightroom catalog. Here is an article on this step.
If you do already have photos in Lightroom, let me know and I'll give you more information.
Thanks Laura but there is nothing under File in my LR that says upgrade your Elements catalog to a Lightroom catalogue so I could not follow the instructions you sent. Was I meant to do it from PSE. I do not have any photos in LR at all. Currently my PSE 10 catalogues are on an extrenal drive and my new computer has PSE 11. I felt confident with PSE 10 and have changed computers before and kept my catalogues. However when I tried to restore them to my new computer they all came in under media and that's where all the categories, keywords etc were placed ... all the imported keywords were in a band across the top of the screen, and not down the right side as I expected. I perhaps need to becoime more familiar with PSE 11 before I try to get my photos into Lightroom, but I was hoping to use it as my organiser rather than PSE. Bur as I have 10,000 photos all keyworded I certainly don't want to start again. I have all the photos from my extended family alll scanned into my catalogue.
I appreciate any help I can get.
PSE must be installed on this new computer (you might then have to re-install Lightroom if you installed Lightroom first and then PSE) and then you should see the Lightroom command File->Upgrade Photoshop Elements Catalog.
I believe you also need a later version of Lightroom 4 (for example, version 4.4 works) to upgrade your PSE catalog if you have PSE11 installed.
Hi. I think I need to get my catalogue into PSE 11 and Wndows 7 o nmy new computer from PSE 10 and Windows XP. At the moment the backup of this catalogue is saved on an external hard drive. I tried using "restore catalogue" while in PSE 11 but it didn't put the keyowrds down tthe right side of the screen as I expected. Any suggestions please. Once I have it in PSE 11 I hope to be able to take all my photos with their keywords into Lightroom 4.4. Any sggestions how to achieve this. I have tried ideas already suggested, but without success.,
I will be extremely grateful for anyhelp I can get.