I want to move a large number of Collections, including all their hierarchy and smart collection settting, plus the photos, to a new catalog. I can only find a way of importing the actual photos themselves from the old catalog.
Also is there a way to have the publish settings migrated to the new catalog too?
You would go to the first catalog, right-click on the collection or collection set, and then choose Export This Collection as Catalog. Then in the 2nd catalog, choose File->Import from Another Catalog and poitn to the catalog just created.
A better approach, in my mind, that would eliminate all of this work in the future, is to use only one catalog.
Thanks for that.
I agree that a single catalog is the standard approach (all my personal photography is contained in a single catalog over the years). However this is for a large corporate event which we hold each year. This year I want to use extensively the face recognition and I don't want it assessing or confusing people with those who attended the event last year. The even is over 4 days and results in several thousand images from multiple photographers. It's just cleaner to keep the events in their own catalogs for now (good for archiving and backing up too)
Thanks again. Appreciate your help.