Just switching from CS4 & LR5 on Windows desktops to CS+LR monthly subcription for Mac, with catalogues, files etc residing on external HDD (due to multi-location living & lots of travel). Anything I need to be particularly aware of, or beware of, before/during switch? Thanks a lot for suggestions, recommendations, tips, experiences. Best, Joachim
The switch should be straight forward but I would start by uninstalling LR 5. This is because there is no specific CC version of Lightroom and you can’t run the creative cloud version and the perpetual version on the same machine. Your catalog and images will be safe and will not be affected by uninstalling. CS4 will not be affected and will still work independently.
Then launch CC desktop and go to the Apps tab. I would recommend installing in this order:
If you install in that order LR will automatically recognize Photoshop for external editing from the LR Library.
Thanks, 99jon: I'll do it in that order, though in fact the new Macs have nothing on them (yet), and the old PS&LR for Windows stay on that PC. Best, Joachim