4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 4, 2015 10:59 AM by ManiacJoe

    merging catalogs

    ShacharOren

      hello all,

       

      i am using LR5.

       

      as i found out recently, working inside a small catalog speeds up my LR5 workflow significantly.

       

      the problem of course is that i want all my images in one big catalog.

       

      so i'm thinking working with small catalogs and than add the small ones into my main catalog.

       

       

      2 questions:

       

      1. how do open/create a new catalog, a blank one and still have all my presets and customization right from the start?

       

       

      2. and of course, after i do some work, around 7000 images, how do i add the small catalog into my main and large one?

       

       

      thank you,

       

       

      oren.

        • 1. Re: merging catalogs
          khatwani Adobe Employee (Admin)

          Hi ShacharOren,

           

          Greetings!!!

          To create a new catalog :

          Open Lightroom

          Click File - > New catalog

          and yes that will show all your presets.

           

          lets name that as a master catalog.

           

          To merge catalog :

          Open Lightroom

          File -> Import from Another catalog

          You can merge many catalogs together.

           

          Regards

          Jitendra

          • 2. Re: merging catalogs
            ShacharOren Level 1

            thanks for the quick reply,

             

            i didn't try to merge catalogs yet, but unfortunately i am opening a new catalog exactly as you said, but no presets are showing in the new catalog!

             

            any suggestions?

            • 3. Re: merging catalogs
              khatwani Adobe Employee (Admin)

              You are Welcome.

              Look at this location that whether those presets are actually present.

              MAC :

              Presets and templates: /Users/[user name]/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/[preset or template folder]/[preset or template filename.lrtemplate]1

              Windows :

              Presets and templates/Users/[user name]/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/[preset or template folder]/[preset or template filename.lrtemplate]


              Reference : Preference file and other file locations | Lightroom 5

               

              Regards

              Jitendra

              • 4. Re: merging catalogs
                ManiacJoe Adobe Community Professional

                ShacharOren wrote:

                 

                i didn't try to merge catalogs yet, but unfortunately i am opening a new catalog exactly as you said, but no presets are showing in the new catalog!

                 

                 

                Since you are using multiple catalogs, make sure the presets are getting stored in their generic location and not with the catalog. See the Preferences dialog, Presets tab.