My old LR catalog had collections that were synced with Lightroom Online. My clients put comments on their images, which synced with my old catalog. I'm creating a new catalog with some of the old images that have comments. I would like to keep the comments on the images in my new catalog, if possible.
Does anyone know if this can be done?
Thanks ahead of time!
All comments provided via LR Web / Mobile and other publishing services like Flickr are trapped inside the LR catalog, unfortunately. There currently isn't any way to get them out, other than manually copying and pasting. E.g. you could right-click the comment in the Comments panel, select Copy, then paste the comment into the caption field (but the author and date/time of the comment won't be pasted).
Not even plugins can access the comments. Overall, comments have the feel of an unfinished feature added for marketing purposes.
That's what I thought. And yes, it's disappointing. I wish there was more flexibility with comments. But like you said, it feels like an unfinished feature. Thanks for taking the time, I appreciate it!