I am new to Lightroom. I literally downloaded the Creative Cloud from Amazon last night. When I click the "import" button, it brings up access to essentially every file on my computer except for photos that have been uploaded to iPhoto/photos since October 2015. I have tried every way to find a link to these photos and it is as if they do not exist to Lightroom.
Can you explain this in a lot more detail? Show us screen captures.
So as you can see--- these are my options. Grandma pics are some .pdf scans, ichat icons are a bunch of stock junk files, image backup is empty, lightroom is empty and nikon transfer 2 has about 5 images (which is all that I loaded into it before the program crashed and I have not used it since). No sign of iPhoto library or photos library.
And here is my finder--- you can see all of the images pre-2016 are available. At the bottom, there are libraries but the individual image files are not available.
I also checked the preferences in Photos and the option for "show in finder" is clicked.
Thanks for helping me with this!!
Right click on the Photos Library and select "Show Package Contents". what comes up will be many subfolders. One of them will be one named Masters. In there you will find all your images. But LR can't access them from that package file/folder. You'll need to copy or move the Masters folder to some other location on your hard drive for LR to see it.
Thank you so very much to both of you that helped with this!!
For anyone else that reads this, you have to close all programs when you ctrl-click on Photos library or the "show package contents" will not be an available option.
Again, thanks! You saved my day
Please ignore the above post (regarding empty master's folder). I fixed it through time machine. Thanks