All my photos are stored in Photos on the Mac. As a complete newbie to anything what I've been doing is copying the photos into Lightroom that I want to do editing on and have just left it at that and exported them back out again.
What I want to do is move all my photos across into Lightroom so that I can get really stuck into editing and export the edited photos into Photos.
Since I've copied and created folders in Lightroom in the past to do editing will that affect the original photos in Photos? or should I rename these folders just in case or would it be easier just to re-edit them again - yes there is quite a few but not as many as I haven't done. I need to get organised and I want to do it right this time.
I have got Lightroom 5 but will most likely be updating to the 6 with Photoshop.
As Lightroom can not read the PHOTO application images directly.
You are required to copy the images or need to export them out in order to import the images in Lightroom for editing.
And then Lightroom will apply the editing to the import previews, even Lightroom do not make any changes to original image.
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Thanks for that Sarika.
Totally new to this especially in the organisation. I have exported them all out to an external hard drive so I'll import all photos across and hope goes ok.
Funny how I know what to do with editing - I just bypassed the most important thing of organisation. Back to the start for me.