9 Replies Latest reply on Dec 30, 2016 4:22 AM by dj_paige

    Now What?

    Bill Riccobono Level 1

      This is what I receive when I try to reopen my Lr catalogs: 

       

      The Lightroom catalog named “Does This Go to 20k Lr?” cannot be opened because it is too new to be used by this version of Lightroom. Would you like to select a different catalog?

       

      I am unable to select another because they all give the same message.  The background story is that Adobe told me I had until Jan 20th before being canceling my subscription.  Instead they did it 2 days later.  Now reinstalled after pleading my case and presenting the transcript, I can't open my catalogs and import my thousands of picture to my Lr5 that is still operational.  Can you help?

        • 1. Re: Now What?
          Just Shoot Me Adobe Community Professional

          You have opened an older version of LR and you are trying to open a catalog made by a newer version.

          You probably opened LR 5 and tried to open a LR CC/6 catalog.

          • 2. Re: Now What?
            Bill Riccobono Level 1

            So you are right.  None of my other catalogs open, only the original Lr5

            is functional.  Is there a solution to this explanation?  How do I access

            my processed photos into this one functional Lr?  Can I buy something to do

            what I want?

            Thanks.

            Bill

            • 3. Re: Now What?
              Bob Somrak Level 5

              You can buy an upgrade to Lightroom 6 or subscribe to CC.

              • 4. Re: Now What?
                ManiacJoe Adobe Community Professional

                The Lightroom catalogs are not forwards compatible. LR5 does not know what to do with a LR6 catalog.

                There is no way to convert a LR6 catalog back into a LR5 catalog.

                While any of your old LR5 catalogs can still be used, including any that were previous migrated to a new LR6 catalog, you need LR 6 stand-alone or LR CC 2015 subscription to use the new LR6 catalogs.

                • 5. Re: Now What?
                  Bill Riccobono Level 1

                  So what I think you are telling me is....

                  1. All photos in Lr5 are inaccessible to any new Lr 6 (or 7 when it comes out).

                  2. I'm screwed..... all photos in a Lr5 catalog have no way to be imported out.

                   

                  All of this began I was told I had until Jan 20th to keep my CC and they cut me off 2 days later.  I had the transcript to back up this understanding.  It seems all my photos (20+k) are inaccessible.

                   

                  Now that I think of it, even if I had until the 20th, and had transferred all my photos to my active Lr5 edition, I still would be in the same situation.  Still screwed......

                  • 6. Re: Now What?
                    Bill Riccobono Level 1

                    I'm checking out and going to sleep........

                    • 7. Re: Now What?
                      ManiacJoe Adobe Community Professional

                      Bill Riccobono wrote:

                       

                      So what I think you are telling me is....

                      1. All photos in Lr5 are inaccessible to any new Lr 6 (or 7 when it comes out).

                      2. I'm screwed..... all photos in a Lr5 catalog have no way to be imported out.

                       

                      All of this began I was told I had until Jan 20th to keep my CC and they cut me off 2 days later. I had the transcript to back up this understanding. It seems all my photos (20+k) are inaccessible.

                       

                      Now that I think of it, even if I had until the 20th, and had transferred all my photos to my active Lr5 edition, I still would be in the same situation. Still screwed......

                      No, it is the other way around. LR6 and LR7 can migrate your LR5 catalog to their new catalog format with no trouble. LR5 cannot read the LR6 nor LR7 catalogs. LR6 cannot read the future LR7 catalogs, while LR7 can migrate a LR6 catalog no problem.

                      • 8. Re: Now What?
                        Just Shoot Me Adobe Community Professional

                        you "Should" be able to open LR CC, Go to the Catalog Settings and put a check mark in the option to Auto write changes to XMP. Then Select all the images you imported into LR CC and use Ctrl + s or go to the Metadata menu item then "Save Metadata to File".

                         

                        That will right all the edits to XMP files for each file and then you can import those same images into the LR 5 catalog, if they are not already in the LR 5 catalog, and once that is done you can then Read metadata from file (a ! should appear on the image denoting something has changed).

                        • 9. Re: Now What?
                          dj_paige Level 9

                          If you're going to write to XMP, please know the following:

                           

                          Some information is never written to XMP. This includes virtual copies, edit sequence history, collections, pick flags and a few other things.