I don't know if this answers your question. But if you have loaded the same images in both versions and made adjustments to the same images in both versions, it doesn't matter. Each version will contain its own adjustments. The images in the folder remain completely unchanged, remaining as they were when they were downloaded from the camera. All of the changes or adjustments are stored in each catalog. So you can have the images in two different catalogs and each catalog can have a completely different rendering of the same image.
thanks. that makes sense so that if I want the same image treated
differently in 2 different catalogues I can do that. However I am now
trying to process all of my photos in the Classic CC with the plan to make
a book from the particular travel shoot and wanted to know if there was an
alternative to going back and re processing the photos in Classic CC that I
processed this AM in the old program and catalogue. Sound like there is no
work around to that.
I'm sorry, I can't get my head around what it is that you want to do. I don't see what the conflict is. Can you be more specific? If you're trying to synchronize between catalogs then no, that cannot be done.
Sure. I have photos fro a trip in two places. The first is in a folder on
my MAC hard drive and today by mistake I edited some of those photos in the
old Lightroom CC. Those edits were saved in the catalogue associated with
that old Lightroom CC program. Many of the same photos are also in a
folder on a portable hard drive and I have edited a number of those in the
Lightroom Classic CC and those edits are saved to the catalogue associated
with the Classic CC program. So I was wondering if there is an easy way to
sync/copy the attributes and/or the edits to the photos saved today to
the Lightroom CC program to the copies of the same photos which Lightroom
Classic CC catalogue where those same photos are referenced. If not I will
re do my workflow from today manually.
This is kind of a mind bender for me. If the images are named the same in both folders, you could highlight all of the images that you worked on today and do a control-S which would write the changes to XMP files. Then you could copy those XMP files to the other folder and open the other version of Lightroom and choose the option to read settings from the file and see if that works. I have never tried it, but it seems like it should work.
really appreciate your help on this. I'll let you know if I give this a
HI, I was about to answer myself when I saw JimHess's last response. I have done this and it works. However, do not delete the catalog or the XMP files from the folder where you changed them with Lightroom CC, until you are sure it works. I suggest you try it with one image first. open with LR CC, do a control-S to write changes to XMP file. Note the same of the photo file so you can more easily find that XMP manually in your folder of photos. Duplicate that XMP (on a Mac you could simply option click and drag to the new other folder) and move the copy of the XMP to the folder where your Classic photos are located. Then launch LR Classic and see if the changes are applied.
Whenever you are working within the finder and not through Lightroom, I recommend trying the task on one image only as a test just to see if you are doing what you want.
When you think you have it correct, then you can go ahead and do the same with a group of images.
There isn't a need to delete the XMP files in either folder at any time, really. We just need to get a copy of the work done in the one version of Lightroom to send to the other version.
thanks much appreciated.