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

    iPhoto->Lightroom import: Automating collection creation

    nycvelo

      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:

       

      http://labonnesoupe.org/2011/04/03/iphoto-to-lightroom-to-flickr-and-beyond/

       

      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.