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How do I transfer photos from Lightroom 6 to Lightroom CC?

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I'm thinking I can't download LRcc to this older OS, 10.12.6. which I can't update. 2014 Macbook Pro. Adobe gives me the prompt to download LR classic instead and a older version of Photoshop. I currently have LR 6 on my Laptop.

 

I also have a new Imac which is already to go, LRcc etc.

 

How do I get my LR6 photos to LRcc from my old Macbook Pro and keep the collections?  LR6 photos are stored on a external harddrive.

I think I covered everything so far in a  randomly fashion. 

Thanks for your time,

Dave

 

 

 

 

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How do I transfer photos from Lightroom 6 to Lightroom CC?

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I'm thinking I can't download LRcc to this older OS, 10.12.6. which I can't update. 2014 Macbook Pro. Adobe gives me the prompt to download LR classic instead and a older version of Photoshop. I currently have LR 6 on my Laptop.

 

I also have a new Imac which is already to go, LRcc etc.

 

How do I get my LR6 photos to LRcc from my old Macbook Pro and keep the collections?  LR6 photos are stored on a external harddrive.

I think I covered everything so far in a  randomly fashion. 

Thanks for your time,

Dave

 

 

 

 

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Lightroom CC is now simply called Lightroom. As you know, the Lightroom 6 catalog is not compatible with Lightroom. You would need to install the trial version of Lightroom Classic long enough to use it to convert your catalog to the format that is compatible with Lightroom. That is a simple process. The first time start Lightroom Classic, it will find your Lightroom 6 catalog and prompt you to upgrade it. You accept that, and a new copy of the catalog will be created. Then Lightroom (for the cloud) will use that new copy to synchronize and move everything to the cloud. After the conversion of the catalog is complete you can simply use the creative cloud application manager to remove Lightroom Classic from your computer. It will NOT remove the catalog that it created.

 

Don't expect to keep your collections and find everything organized the same in Lightroom as you have had it organized in Lightroom 6. Lightroom is organized completely differently, and it will be necessary for you to reorganize your photos into albums after everything is synchronized. It really is quite different as far as organization is concerned. And if you haven't looked at Lightroom, be prepared to change your thinking a bit. Some features are different, and some features are missing. For instance, there are no printing capabilities whatsoever in Lightroom, for instance.

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The collections will come through in the catalog upgrade. However, the collections will NOT migrate to Lightroom for the cloud. Lightroom organizes things quite differently, as you will discover. But I'm glad you were able to get things figured out.

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I'm a Windows user, Windows 10. I just checked the system requirements for Lightroom, and you are right. The OS you are using is too old for Lightroom for the. If you cannot upgrade the OS then I'm afraid you are out of luck.

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Thanks Jim,

 

I did the process in more or less of the way you described. Even got my collections to come through. I did loose a few 100 originals but nothing to do with the migration. Something I had done earlier and I just need to hunt them down.

Cheers Dave

 

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You say you have a new iMac, ready to go for Lightroom (cc). So why can't you install a trial version of Lightroom Classic on that new iMac and upgrade the Lr6 catalog with that?

-- Johan W. Elzenga, http://www.johanfoto.com

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If I read the system requirements correctly, the OS being used won't support Lightroom. The OP indicates that it is not possible to upgrade the OS. So upgrading the catalog isn't going to accomplish anything.

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The OP says: "I also have a new Imac which is already to go, LRcc etc. How do I get my LR6 photos to LRcc from my old Macbook Pro and keep the collections?"

 

The way I read this is that he wants to get the Lightroom 6 catalog from his old MacBook Pro and migrate it to Lightroom (CC) on the new iMac. That can be done the way I described. There is no reason to assume that the new iMac is also runnning MacOS 10.12.6 and can't be upgraded. That only applies to the MBP.

-- Johan W. Elzenga, http://www.johanfoto.com

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Thanks for the help John! I goterdone.

 

Cheers Dave

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