9 Replies Latest reply on Jan 5, 2013 9:00 AM by db7423

    Move photo to Lightroom?

    db7423 Level 1

      Can a photo in Elements 11 be move to Lightroom!  If so, how?

        • 1. Re: Move photo to Lightroom?
          dj_paige Level 10

          The answer depends on what you mean by "move"

           

          Can the same photo be indexed in both the PSE Organizer and Lightroom's catalog? Yes

           

          Can a photo in the PSE Organizer be edited in Lightroom? Yes, but its not a smooth process

           

          Can the photo be "moved" to Lightroom? No

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          • 2. Re: Move photo to Lightroom?
            db7423 Level 1

            Thanks.  What do I do to get the photo to Lightroom to edit?  Can it then be added to a folder in LR?

            • 3. Re: Move photo to Lightroom?
              dj_paige Level 10

              First, the ACR that works with PSE11 has most of the same editing features, and uses the exact same algorithms as LR. So if that meets your needs, you would be better off sending the photo to ACR in PSE11 than trying to get the photo into LR's editor. It's much much simpler.

               

              Why do you want to take a photo from PSE and edit it in Lightroom, anyway?

               

              But, to tell you the truth, if you have a photo in PSE and want to edit the photo in LR, then I think you are going about this backwards. You want to make Lightroom your primary organizer and editor, and make PSE 11 your secondary editor. This flows much more smoothly than going from PSE11 to LR, and has many other benefits as well.

               

              If you want to do either of these, let us know, and we'll describe how to do it.

              • 4. Re: Move photo to Lightroom?
                db7423 Level 1

                Thanks again, and I do start in LR.  LR is where I load photos direct from the camera.  LR is also where I catalog and keep everything. The photo currently in the Elements Organizer got there somehow when I did a Time Machine recovery as this photo had been deleted in error.  I would  like to get it back in the LR folder where it originally was.  I could just keep it the Elements Organizer but  it would be a deviation from the norm as I otherwise don't use it for "storage".

                 

                David Rice

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                • 5. Re: Move photo to Lightroom?
                  dj_paige Level 10

                  All you have to do is import the photo into Lightroom.

                   

                  In Lightroom, select File->Import Photos...

                  • 6. Re: Move photo to Lightroom?
                    99jon Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    Put it back in the folder then launch Lightroom. In the Library right-click on the folder in the left hand panel and choose synchronize folder. That should show one item to import.

                    • 7. Re: Move photo to Lightroom?
                      db7423 Level 1

                      Why didn't I think to try that (import)?  I was trying to go the other way (export)? 

                      Thanks for your help.

                       

                      David Rice

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                      • 8. Re: Move photo to Lightroom?
                        db7423 Level 1

                        Thanks 99jon.

                         

                        David Rice

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                        • 9. Re: Move photo to Lightroom?
                          db7423 Level 1

                          This worked, 99jon.  Thanks!!

                           

                          David Rice

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