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Lightroom Classic and its effect on Lightroom 6.14 files

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Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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I use Lightroom 6.14 and am considering Lightroom Classic.  If I down load Lightroom Classic, what will happen to my photos managed by Lightroom 6.14?

Thanks, Paul

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Community Expert , Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

What will happen?  Nothing!

Your photos (in folders) will not be 'touched'.

Your Lightroom Catalog will not be 'touched'.

What WILL happen is this-

When you start Lightroom-Classic it will find your Catalog and ask you to upgrade it (by making a COPY) and then upgrading the copy to be compatible with Lightroom-Classic. The 'old' v6 catalog will remain (in case of problems).

You then carry on editing with the upgraded catalog.

 

Notes-

When you are asked to upgrade the Catalog- Give it a new name

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Mar 25, 2022 Mar 25, 2022

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What will happen?  Nothing!

Your photos (in folders) will not be 'touched'.

Your Lightroom Catalog will not be 'touched'.

What WILL happen is this-

When you start Lightroom-Classic it will find your Catalog and ask you to upgrade it (by making a COPY) and then upgrading the copy to be compatible with Lightroom-Classic. The 'old' v6 catalog will remain (in case of problems).

You then carry on editing with the upgraded catalog.

 

Notes-

When you are asked to upgrade the Catalog- Give it a new name in the upgrade dialog. (Don't leave it looking like  CATALOG-2-2-2-2-v11)

If you v6 catalog is on an external drive, or another that is not the C:Drive, the upgrade might upgrade the wrong catalog, or even start a new totally empty catalog. Post back for further advice if this happens to you.

Also check that your preferences settings will always re-open the new v11 catalog.

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.0.1 Photoshop 24.0.1, ACR 15.0, Lightroom 6.0, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0, Windows-11.

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