And can somebody tell me how to get LR to put the dated sub-folders into the correct year folders? They seem to be either missing the year completely or going into another year folder like this:
but any photo subsequently imported of the date 2015-01-01 or 23 (for example) DOESN't GO into the 2015 folder, it want to go separately without a containing 2015 folder. And if I try to direct it into the 2015 folder, it wants to create ANOTHER subfolder called 2015.
Here detailed steps for mouving your photo from Aperture to Lightroom Moving from Aperture to Lightroom – Lightroom Solutions – John Beardsworth, but you have a huge catalog and you consider the strength of your computer to perform this operation.
It should not be this difficult - i dont even care anymore about my aperture keywords, edits or anythihg - just the dates going into the right places so I can sort it all out again in Lightroom.
What is a CR2 file anyway.
Please help advise me on the workflow I should be following, which plugin I should try with again, or how to do it manually but quickly. I have very little time!!!
But it is difficult, so we have to make concessions. For me, I'm waiting while Adobe slowly figures it out, or Apple adds a few essential features in Photos.
A CR2 file is a Canon raw file. You will want your raw files, as well as any "previews" to preserve the *results* of your edits.
With 44,000 images, I highly suggest you slow down, read guides, and test. I have 2-3 times the images you do, and am doing just that. You don't want to make mistakes, and the migration is a one-way process! Apple still supports Aperture.
Along those lines, most of the flexibility you have with file naming, locations, tagging, previews, etc. can only be done in Aperture before the migration. Wish I could provide you with a checklist, but it is different for everyone. My draft script is 30-40 items long already.
John's guide that Giodano pointed to you is among the best, but in addition to the Adobe-advertised limitations, here still are unresolved issues with importing (corruption and unknown), GPS data, copying previews, and face tags. LR6 now has faces, but we don't know if Adobe will add face tagging to the migration process.
So what do you do?
I'd suggest continuing to use Aperture. If you know you're moving to LR, then begin using it for your new images. Hold off on the migration for now.
Ideal? Not in the slightest. LR has great features for editing photos, but the UI and DAM capabilities, compared with Aperture, are subpar, at best. So pick an approach that works for you.