I've been sloppy in my use of Catalogs in Lightroom (LR4.4), and now I am trying to get better organized.
The major problem is that I've been using 2 different computers, and on both computers I used the same Catalog name. Some pictures, edits are on both computers, and some are on just one.
I am now switching to a single computer & I want to combine the two catalogs into a single catalog.
Can't figure out how to do that.
On the computer with the catalog that will be discarded, select File->Export as Catalog, and check "Include Negatives". Move every file created to the other computer.
Open the catalog that you want to contain everything, select File->Import from Another Catalog and then point Lightroom to the 2nd catalog.
Thanks - but as of now, that Other Catalog is on a different computer, so I can't point to it.
CAn I use the Backup disk from that computer?
I recently tried to ue the backup disk to find a photo to edit & I got a message something to the effect that I can't edit that file. Thus wondering if I can import from a backup?
Ahh - maybe move that file to the CLoud or Google Drive?
THen my next issue is that most photos are stored on an external drive, but I do have some photos stored on one of the computers. I'd like to combine them all together, but don't want to duplicate. Mainly RAW & DNG files - taking up lots of space, thus stored on a 1 TB drive (that is running out of space).