6 Replies Latest reply on Jul 13, 2016 1:25 PM by JimHess

    Maintaining all LR and xmp settings when moving to a new computer

    petep61848107

      Hey all, I've done a lot of Googling surrounding this question, but I can't seem to find a clear answer. I just shifted from using Lightroom on an iMac to using it on a MacBook pro. I keep all my photos on an external hard drive and make all my edits from there. I mistakenly assumed that when I plugged my eternal HD into my new laptop and imported the photos into LR that it would also import all of previous LR and xmp data (stars, edits, etc). This has proven not to be the case.

       

      From the looks of things, I should have exported my catalogue from other computer, then imported that catalogue into LR on my new computer. Is this correct? I still have full access to my old computer, so I can still do thisd.

       

      Thanks!