The time you have moved your iPhotos gallery to Lightroom, I believe that you have used the Lightroom plugin to move the library,
Also there is an option while you import the images from iPhoto " Leave referenced files in your iPhoto library "
so Selecting this option does not duplicates the images.
Please let us know if it helps.
Hi Tanuj, Thank you for your response.
I didn't move my photos into Lightroom as you suggested.
I had previously been using a PC (Microsoft), for my photographs, and Apple's iTunes, as well as my wife's Macbook. On purchasing my Mac Pro, the Apple Store moved the photographs from the Macbook to the Mac Pro (Yosemite OS, and the new Apple Photos - Not iPhoto). I manually took the photographs from my PC and placed them onto the hard drive of the Mac Pro. From there (having spent many hours learning how to use Lightroom), I imported the Photographs, folder by folder, into Lightroom.
As things stand on my system, is there an EASY way of using just the one collection of photographs for both Apple's Photos and Lightroom, without creating difficulties for myself?
Thanking you in anticipation,
As of now there is no plugin to import the images from Apple Photos Application to Lightroom.
However you can import the images from Apple Photos to Lightroom by Importing the Master Library of Photos to Lightroom and you should be able to import the entire folder structure.
Thank you for your response.
As I mentioned previously, I already have two sets of the same photographs - one in Apple's new Photo app, and the second copy in Lightroom. I wanted just the one set of photographs that was easily accessible from both Apple Photos & Lightroom. it looks like I will have to wait until a suitable plugin becomes available.