Lightroom doesn't support import from Apple Photos, only Aperture and iPhoto.
You may export the images from Apple Photos and import them in Lightroom.
Lightrrom CC 2015.2 (the version with radical changes to import dialog that everyone hated) had one redeeming feature. It directly supported import from Apple photos - no export/import steps required. I used it to do so many times. In Lightroom CC 2015.3, Adobe restored the old import dialog and apparently dropped or obscurely hid the direct support for Apple Photos. My question was to determine which.
I just checked and discovered that Lightroom (2015 cc.3) remembers the link to my apple Photos library when I imported using 2015 cc.2. So I tried using that link and Voila! It imports from photos library directly. However, if I try to access the photos library using the standard import dialog, it does not work. It seems adobe has more work to do.
New to Lightroom- I have several iPhoto libraries, but my most recent one automatically converted over to Photos once I upgraded to El Capitan. I'm having lots of difficulty getting those most recent photos into Lightroom. I will eventually use Lightroom exclusively. Advice on how to get them from Photos TO Lightroom? Thanks.
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I do it this way...
1. Create a folder inside Lightroom
2. Right-click this folder and select 'show in finder'
3. Open 'Photos' app
4. Select photos in photos app and drag to the finder window
5. Back in Lightroom, right click the folder name and select 'Synchronise'
NeilDR...that works better than anything found to date...thanks for figuring out and posting about..
Thank you worked really well with an additional step
Went to Photos Folder
Right clicked photos folder to 'show package contents'
Then I copied the 'masters' file
Worked a treat
Why did you choose to copy the masters file? Did you copy over any other files? Did you only want the original files without any edits? Just curious, as I need to move from Photos app to lightroom. Thanks!