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Setting up LR7 with catalog and library from LR6

Explorer ,
Nov 03, 2023 Nov 03, 2023

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Hello 

I just downloaded LR7 on my Imac which has Sonoma 14.1 OS.

LR6 is on my old Imac and I stored all my photos and catalog etc on external hard drive.

I am now trying to point LR7 to these photos and catalog but cant see how to. Tried Migrate from but only shows options (not highlighted) on LR Classic catalog or Apple Photos library.

I have tried Import Profile and Presets and find the folder on external hard drive where catalog filed and can see catalog (the one with the red spot) but not highllghted to be able to click on. (see screenshot)

 

Not sure what else to try and cant find anything elsee on line.

 

Please can someone help, many thanks

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 03, 2023 Nov 03, 2023

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It is likely you have mistakenly installed Lightroom Desktop 7.0, and you were using Lightroom (Classic) 6.x. Lightroom Classic 13.0.1 is the current version of the software you were using on your older Mac, I am guessing. 

Confirm this by going to Help>System Info… on your old Mac and copy and paste the contents of the Version Number in your reply. 

The likely correction is to uninstall Lightroom Desktop 7.0 and install Lightroom Classic 13.0.1 instead. 

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Explorer ,
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Hello Rikk and thanks for your reply.

I will paste details of LR7 version I just downloaded on my new Imac.

The LR 6 version which I used on my old Imac I will also paste.

I think the LR 7 I have downloaded is the cloud version and I think I would prefer the LR 7 version that is desk top and files held on external drive. Does that make sense and is that Lightroom Classic of is the a desktop version of LR7?

 

Many thanks

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Adobe Employee ,
Nov 03, 2023 Nov 03, 2023

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Confirmed that is what happened. If you want to use the successor to your older Lightroom 6.0. You want Classic 13.0.1 instead of the Lightroom 7.0 you've downloaded. In the Creative Cloud Desktop app it is the program with the [LrC] Icon - not the [ Lr ] icon. 

I will move this post to Lightroom Classic forum. 

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Explorer ,
Nov 03, 2023 Nov 03, 2023

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Thanks Rikk

Is the version you suggest the middle one Lr Ps Lrc

its double the price of Lr7?

Will it fix catalog issues?

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Adobe Employee ,
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That depends on you. If you don't need lots of online storage - the left is the one you want. If you do need 1 TB of online storage you want the middle one. 

The graphic is wrong on the left. It does include LrC

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Explorer ,
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Thanks Rikk,

I may be missing the point here. I wanted to download the LR that I can use on my Imac with an external hard drive and not upload to the cloud. So which is the best for use in that scenario?

I also want one that I can use mast catalog from LR6. I have read that I may need to update catalog and also that even then I will not get the same folder set-up as I had previoulsy but will have to re-do assignemnt of photos to folders. I was hoping I wouldnt need to do that.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 03, 2023 Nov 03, 2023

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I may be missing the point here. I wanted to download the LR that I can use on my Imac with an external hard drive and not upload to the cloud. So which is the best for use in that scenario?

 

You want Lightroom Classic, the current version is 13.0.1

 

I also want one that I can use mast catalog from LR6.

 

You want Lightroom Classic, the current version is 13.0.1

 

I have read that I may need to update catalog and also that even then I will not get the same folder set-up as I had previoulsy

 

The part in red is completely incorrect.

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Adobe Employee ,
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I may be missing the point here. I wanted to download the LR that I can use on my Imac with an external hard drive and not upload to the cloud. So which is the best for use in that scenario?

 

You want Lightroom Classic, the current version is 13.0.1

 

I also want one that I can use mast catalog from LR6. YES

 

You want Lightroom Classic, the current version is 13.0.1

 

I have read that I may need to update catalog and also that even then I will not get the same folder set-up as I had previoulsy 


 

The part in red is completely incorrect.


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You want the 20 GB Plan. It will upgrade a copy of your Lightroom 6 catalog. Your folder structure will not be affected. Everything will be local to your computer and attached drives. 

 

Rikk Flohr - Customer Advocacy: Adobe Photography Products

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Explorer ,
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Hello Rikk and dj

I have downloaded LR Classic and have identified correct catalog. All seems to be working fine.

Thank you all for your help, much appreciated.

 

Alistair

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