Hi Friends. I let my LR subscription lapse for a year, but just reupped. My previous LR photos are on an external hard drive, organized by what used to be my catalog headers. For example, "travel,," then within travel "montreal," "San Diego," etc. How do I recreate the catalog structure in the newly downloaded LRC?
Also, while I'm asking the question, how do I do it in LR Cloud? Many thanks!!
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Please see this knowledge base article from Adobe for the steps to import images into Lightroom Classic: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/import-photos-video-catalog.html
This is the kb article for Lightroom Cloud: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-cc/using/add-photos.html
Hope this is helpful.
If you still have the catalog from before the subscription lapsed (which you should have) then just open this catalog in Lightroom Classic, and all your organization will still be there.
If you open your old catalog in Lightroom Classic, you'll probably get a dialog asking you to upgrade it. Just let Lightroom Classic upgrade the catalog (please note that you can rename it in the dialog, do you don't get a stupid name like "Lightroom catalog 2-2-2-v10-v11") and you're good to go.
Thank you! It asked me to upgrade, I did, and it just had standard LR catalog, like by year. I think I fixed it....I just imported from my hard drive
If you upgrade the catalog file, no need to import anything except new files that were never previously in Lightroom Classic.