I want to create a new catalog for some of my photos.
I started by creating a new catalog called NEWCATALOG
Then I exported the selected photos to another new catalog called TEMPCATALOG
I then imported TEMPCATALOG TO NEWCATALOG.
My problem is that when exporting to TEMPCATALOG Lightroom made a duplicate of all my selected photos (actual original files). Then when I imported TEMPCATALOG to NEWCATALOG Lightroom imported the files but they are now pointed at the Duplicate set of files not the originals.
Am I doing something wrong.
I just wish to create a new catalog for some of my photos but keep the catalog linked to the original files.
Any help would be much appreciated.
My original catalog has 164,000 photos and Lightroom is very slow. 8GB RAM IMAC 27" 2013 model. Latest OSX Yosemite.
Many Thanks for any thoughts or help.
WHen you did the export to a new catalog, you probably checked the box "Include Negatives". If you had unchecked the box, then you don't get duplicates and you don't get these other problems. Poor choice of words by Adobe, in my opinion.
Thank you I will try that.
Thank you for your help.
I also found that in moving my files Lightroom changed all the dates "created" on my photos to the date they were exported. So all my photos are messed up. Just shows you the difference between a programmer (and poor software spec) and a photographer.