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Migrating catalog from lightroom Classic to Bridge

New Here ,
Apr 14, 2022 Apr 14, 2022

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Hello... I am writing because I im migrating from lightroom catalog to bridge. As I see when using both programs, all the files show edited and with metadata when importing from bridge to LR. But how is it the other way around..? I have all my edited photos in LR and want to see them edited in bridge. is it something possible?
Thanks in advance.

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Apr 14, 2022 Apr 14, 2022

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You can't migrate the LR catalog to bridge (per se) as LR uses a database and Bridge is a browser. LR references images in folders and that is all contained in a database known as the catalog. Bridge can view those folders indeed when you point to said folders.

The conversation here might help:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic-discussions/lightroom-vs-bridge/m-p/4328320/page/2

Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management/pluralsight"

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Apr 14, 2022 Apr 14, 2022

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Thank you for your reply. I understood the difference by now, but I did not understand whether I could point Bridge to see those Lightroom Catalog folders, the ones that are edited and alreade classified in LR. Thank you again.

quoteLR references images in folders and that is all contained in a database known as the catalog. Bridge can view those folders indeed when you point to said folders.

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You can point Bridge to any folder, so also to folders that Lightroom Classic uses to store the images. But you'll have to do that manually. Also do realise that by default Lightroom Classic only stores its edits in the catalog, not in the images. That means Bridge will only see unedited images. To solve this, you have to write metadata to files in Lightroom Classic first.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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