On my old PC I have Elements 12 organizing all my pictures over the last years.
On my new PC I want to run Lightroom.
ref Move Elements Organizer catalog using backup and restore which explains how to move Elements organizer data to a new PC - but what is the best way to move data from Elements on one PC to Lightroom on another PC, hopefully I do not need to install Elements as part of this process?
The best way is to follow the instructions about moving Elements to the new computer, install Elements in the new computer, move the files as instructed, install Lightroom and then follow these instructions:
Alternative: Install LR on the old computer, Upgrade the PHotoshop Elements Catalog as explained above, then move Lightroom to the new computer via http://www.lightroomqueen.com/how-move-lightroom-to-new-computer/
thanks for quick reply - I'm downloading elements on new computer now - and creating new backup of catalog on old computer.