4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 30, 2012 2:44 PM by nycvelo RSS

    iPhoto->Lightroom import: Automating collection creation

    nycvelo Community Member

      I am looking to import several hundred iPhoto albums into Lightroom 4, with a new Lightroom collection for each iPhoto album. The album names are in the format YYYYMMDD.


      Is there a method to automate the creation of collections and/or smart collections to do this?


      I found this excellent post and script for exporting the iPhoto albums:




      The AppleScript mentioned in this post does a flawless job of exporting the iPhoto albums, and it's very easy to import the resulting folders into Lightroom. However, Lightroom's import facility does not appear to support collection creation. I haven't found a programmatic way to create collections elsewhere in Lightroom.


      Thanks in advance for clues about automating the creation and population of Lightroom collections.