I have multiple copies of the same Lightroom catalog out to 5 colleagues for editing. I need to merge them all back into a single catalog, but everything I've tried creates a ton of virtual copies that clutter the catalog. Do you have any suggestions?
I've tried setting keywords to each colleagues selects (i.e. Tom's 1 Star, Bill's 2 Star). When I import the catalog to a new "merged" catalog it will bring in the keywords and collections just fine...but when I bring in the 2nd catalog all of the collections from the 1st import are unpopulated…and the keywords are overwritten by the 2nd imports…Any suggestions?