7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 20, 2012 6:11 PM by Geoff the kiwi RSS

    How do I start over?

    bolsen187

      I am moving from Aperture to LR. I highlighted 6 Aperture folders, 2600 images, that have only raw and have not been touched. This is all I wanted to port over. I hit add and now I have 82000 images in LR that take forever to load each time I power up. I probably didn't have a proper box checked but the damage is done. I didn't use any more disc space so does this mean that I am anly referencing the files where they are in Aperture?  i am on free trial. What is the easiest way to start over and how do I prevent this from happening again.

        • 1. Re: How do I start over?
          dj_paige Community Member

          bolsen187 wrote:

           

          I am moving from Aperture to LR. I highlighted 6 Aperture folders, 2600 images, that have only raw and have not been touched. This is all I wanted to port over. I hit add and now I have 82000 images in LR that take forever to load each time I power up. I probably didn't have a proper box checked but the damage is done. I didn't use any more disc space so does this mean that I am anly referencing the files where they are in Aperture?  i am on free trial. What is the easiest way to start over and how do I prevent this from happening again.

          Merely hitting ADD won't cause 82000 images to be imported unless you selected all folders. To prevent this from happening in the future, in the Import dialog box, you select only those folders that you want to import.

           

          To start over, File->New Catalog

          • 2. Re: How do I start over?
            bolsen187 Community Member

            Can I assume that File > New Catalog will get rid of all the 82000 images and get me back to zero

            • 3. Re: How do I start over?
              john beardsworth MVP

              Yes. But where do you see the 82000?

              • 4. Re: How do I start over?
                dj_paige Community Member

                File->New Catalog leaves the old catalog with links to 82000 images, and previews for 82000 images (or as many previews as were actually generated) intact. File->New Catalog creates a new catalog for you to use, with zero photos in it, which seems to be the answer to your original question about starting over.

                • 5. Re: How do I start over?
                  Brett N Adobe Employee

                  Lightroom didn't create any new images files. Those 82000 images exist in some directory or other on your computer. It sounds as though you merely selected your hard drive and told LR to import every image file there. As dj paige menitions, new catalog is really how you would start over. Then you can simply delete the other catalog folder.

                  • 6. Re: How do I start over?
                    bolsen187 Community Member

                    How do I delete old catalogue?

                    • 7. Re: How do I start over?
                      Geoff the kiwi MVP

                      You can find the catalogs in Pictures>Lightroom. That is the default so they will be there unless you put them elsewhere. Just drag the catalog you don't want to the trash.