If you use the Lightroom command File->Upgrade Photoshop Elements Catalog
then the answer is YES
Thanks dj, I think I will now buy LR
..and you can always try the 30 day free trial first. The trial version has all the features of the full version.
(...and the links below may say they're updates, but they're the full latest version)
I just re-read your original statement carefully
and in the process I lost my PE 11 program but of course still have all the photos and albums which were filed and processed by that program
You don't have the program any more? You should be able to download it at no charge from Adobe. But the important question is: do you have the PSE 11 catalog file? I think you will need both for the command File->Upgrade Photoshop Elements Catalog to work. It's not sufficient that you have the photos, you need to install PSE 11 and also have the PSE catalog file.
I recently started a 30 day trial of Lightroom and Photoshop with the likelihood of taking out a monthly subscription for these products.
I am having difficulty upgrading my PE catalogue to Lightroom and keep getting a message “Lr encountered problems when trying to upgrade the PE catalogue and cannot complete the operation”. After each of the following actions I have tried upgrading the catalogue to Lr but keep getting the same error message.
I have carried out the following within PE 11:
- Deleted and re-installed PE 11.
- Carried out a complete back up to an external hard drive.
- Restored the saved back up to PE 11.
- In Manage Catalogue, I have:
Optimised the catalogue
- Repaired the catalogue
- Repaired “re index similarity data”
- Carried out an Incremental Back Up to save the above changes.
After all this I still get the same error message, what should I do next? If I cannot transfer my catalogue to Lightroom then, unfortunately, I cannot see how I can use it effectively with my current catalogue.
Try removing videos from the PSE catalog. Since you have backups of your catalog file, this can be un-done if it doesn't help the problem.
I have removed Video, Audio, Projects, PDF and Items with Audio Captions from PE11; that should only leave Photos. Unfortunately, having done this, I still get the same error message when I try to upgrade the PE catalog to Lr.
Any other suggestions would be welcomed.