I'm a professional photographer trying to migrate photo archives from Aperture on my Mac (latest OS) to Lightroom on a 4-terabyte LaCie external drive. I’ve taken tutorial after tutorial to understand the process, but days into the process I am still unsuccessful. Instead of moving the photo archives from Aperture on my mac to Lightroom on the external drive, it’s copying the archives into a folder on my mac instead of moving them to the external drive. Can anyone help? Does the process have to be completed on the Mac first, followed by a transfer of the new Lightroom files from the Mac to Lightroom on the external drive? Or is there something else I’m missing? Many thanks.
My suggestion is to manually copy, and or Move, your original files over to the external drive and then import them into LR.
If you have some, many, that you have edited in Aperture then you can export them as TIF files from Aperture and then import them into LR.
Adobe did make a plugin for LR to migrate from Aperture and iPhoto to LR but it is hit and miss from what I have read.