Hmmm. Well, I just typed my question, but will elaborate here. I bought Lightroom 6, got the DVD by mail, installed it. When I open it, it identifies itself as a 30-day trial. It shows my photos at the left: 3,368 photos, 640 in 2013, 29 on 5 August 2013, and so on. But I can't SEE any photos at all. Why? I can see the 12 photos under "All Synced Photographs" -- from China trip shot with Nikon, Florida Everglades trip shot with iPhone, 2 shots of friends with iPhone. Where did this collection come from? Why only 12? Where are the other 3,356?? My e-mail address is <<Been Removed by MOD>> and I'd appreciate your writing me there. I just bought Lightroom because Apple has stopped supporting Aperture. I have my photos, it seems, both in the Aperture library and in iCloud. Haven't a clue how to transfer them to Lightroom -- the photos, not just the note that there are -- somewhere -- 3,368 of them. What on earth am I doing wrong here? Why isn't this easy and intuitive?
Open Lightroom 6, if it prompts you for the trial, Click on "License this Software"
Enter the Serial #
Click on Next/Activate
Once its activated, please make sure that your are using the right and updated catalog.
If you are missing the Images from the Catalog, then you need to re-locate the images with Lightroom catalog.
Let us know if that helps.