7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 25, 2013 5:49 PM by Ray Rippel RSS

    Moving my Lightroom catalog from a PC to an iMac

    Ray Rippel

      Good day, everyone,

       

      First, thanks for taking the time to read this. Thanks even more if you can help!

       

      A few background points:

       

      • I have two Lightroom catalogs I want to move from my PC to my new, shiny iMac.
      • Both were kept (and will be kept) on the computer's internal hard drive.
      • I have successfully installed Lightroom on the iMac.
      • I have successfully moved all the files of the actual photos, the LR catalog, and the preview files to the iMac

       

      I attempted to open one of the catalogs by just double-clicking on the file itself. That worked, sort of. I then right-clicked on the folder and used the "synchronize folder" command. That got me my photos, but the program started re-creating all the previews AND, more importantly, none of the develop history, the ratings, the color codes, etc., were imported.

       

      So, obviously I did this wrong. I would really appreciate a step by step description of how to do it correctly.

       

      Thanks again.

       

      Ray Rippel