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  1. J

    Lightroom forced update to catalog, now 3 years are missing

    Hey folks, I'm a bit of a novice to how LR catalogs stuff, but, today, LR forced me to Upgrade my catalog...upon doing so, the most recent photo is 3 years old. Not sure why they want to give me a panic attack, but, thanks LR. So, the new catalog is named "Catalog 4". I tried finding the last...
  2. Stumped

    more sidecar and catalog questions

    So there is a lot out there, and here, on the above. Ive been reading, re-reading and re-re-reading to the point where im possibly more confused than I was before I started. It began from another thread when I mentioned .dng and .cr2 files, convert or not to - another ball of wax itself...
  3. lbeck

    Separate "removed" photos from Lr catalog folder

    Over the years I've been hesitant to delete from disk any except true rejects (exposure/focus). The result being that I now have more than 17K "keeper" photos in a couple hundred subfolders in my Lr parent folder. Probably twice that many I have removed from catalog but left in the HDD. Now...
  4. M

    Lightroom catalog cannot see images in external hard drive

    I am on LR Classic v 12.2.1 on an iMac (2015). Two days ago I upgraded the OS from Mojave to Catalina. I have two external hard drives, an 8TB and a 4TG both G-drives.. My catalog is stored on the new 8TB HD. On opening LR I found that my catalog did not recognise any images on the older 4TB...
  5. F

    A few years of photos missing from catalog but not from HD

    Windows 10. Lightroom CC. Photos on an external drive. Catalog on a computer drive. A few days ago I noticed that three years of photos are missing from the catalog. When I check on the drive, the files with pictures were there. In the catalog, I have 52,000 pictures from the year 2000 too today...
  6. jean.mouette

    Question about XMP files

    Hi, I hope you are all doing fine! I have a question which bothers me. I am using 2 separate external discs, one for working (A) and another one which is a backup (B). A and B are strictly identical, they have the same name, the same folders and files. Whenever I plug A or B, my LR catalog...
  7. markstothard

    Single or Multiple Lightroom Catalogs

    I'm looking for Community Members feedback; Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is no longer that slow clunky piece of software, been using LR from v2 and as computers and internet connections get faster and faster, I'm considering changing my LR workflow. Currently operating THREE Catalogs, syncing via...
  8. J

    Reset Catalog to default location?

    Newby here, first post. I've dipped my toes into Lightroom for a couple of days, and didn't accept the default catalog location when I set it up. I've only uploaded half a dozen test images that don't really matter. Having now found this site, and having now got the Lightroom Classic Quick...
  9. M

    Catalogs Photos imported to Lightroom (web) on iPad are not sorted to folders in LRCC when I sync

    I hope the description is good enough, but here goes. When I import photos into LRCC on my laptop, they get sorted into date folders. If I import into Lightroom on my iPad first, then when those photos get synced down to LRCC they just end up in the root of my Pictures folder. Is there any way...
  10. M

    Corrupt Catalog, please help!

    Hello! I have a corrupt Lightroom catalog. Over 20k images on this! Please I hope someone can help me. I followed Holger's video on youtube (How To Fix A Corrupted Lightroom catalog file using SQLite). The command prompt showed MANY errors and I still cannot open the file. I sent the file to...
  11. T

    Catalog Overload?

    Hi! Been a LR user since 2015. With half a decade worth of files, I am noticing a significant slowing down of LR (especially when backing up). Is it advisable to say, create a separate catalog for archive purposes and have an active working catalog? Or would it just cause more confusion in the...
  12. P

    Corrupt LR catalog, need help!!!

    Hello, I was crushed when my LR Classic catalog got corrupted! However, I was very relieved when I found this forum with some people who can do real magic bringing corrupt catalogs back to live! Ironically, my problems started after renaming my catalog in order to restore a backup version, now...
  13. C

    Smart Previews - to use or not to use?

    For some reason today, the topic has been Smart Previews on all of the videos that I've been watching, and I'm wondering if it's something I should be doing. For reference, I'm using a 2019 Macbook 13" with 250gb of flash memory. Because the storage on this laptop is at a premium, I've chosen...
  14. H

    Lightroom Catalog on thumb drive

    I would like to use my Lightroom Classic on my desktop and laptop (to edit and add keywords, etc.). If I put the catalog on a thumb drive and my photos are on Onedrive, will that work? If I add photos to the desktop LR, will the laptop version be aware or will it get everything out of sync? Any...
  15. K

    Culled photos, exporting from my PC to another PC

    Hi there! Hoping someone can help. I culled photos for a wedding photographer that I know. He sent me Smart Previews + the LRCAT. I went through, flagged the keepers, and sent him back a new LRCAT + Smart Previews. Now he has a new catalog and he's trying to figure out how to match what I...
  16. D

    Lightroom does not open to latest backup

    Yesterday I finally upgraded to Mac OS Mojave (not willing to go to Catalina yet) and Lightroom Classic 9.1. I believe I took all the steps to have LR open to the latest backup when I click in the dock on the Lr icon. Note: I was in the finishing stages of publishing a book in mid-2019, and...
  17. N

    catalog upgrade

    I read the Nov 13 2019 blogpost about Lr asking to upgrade my catalog and wondered what catalog I was using. I checked and noticed that I had several catalogs - see below: When I open Lr I can see at the top that it is using NM Lightroom 5 Catalog-2-2-2.Ircat. This catalog is the smallest one...
  18. DebS

    Upgrade to Lightroom Classic Nov 2019 did not find my catalog

    I updated Lightroom Classic today (Nov 23) and got the message about needing to update the catalog. I clicked okay and LR updated but it does not see any catalog! I cannot navigate to my hard drive or find any photos. Now I probably complicated matters because I found a Lightroom Queen...
  19. M

    "Copy New Photos To A New Location And Import" option not available in LR

    I am using LR Classic 9.0 release Camera Raw 12 on MacOS Mojave Version 10.14.6. When I go to Import from Another Catalogue, under File Handling I am not seeing the option "Copy New Photos To A new Location and Import". The other two, "Add New Photos to Catalogue Without Moving Imports" and...
  20. H

    unfortunately the catalog "wedding2019" cannot be repaired!! Please say it ain't so!

    Having a bunch of weird troubles now I've updated to Mac OS catalina, but not 100% sure this is related. I can open the catalog again if I move it from my dropbox to my desktop, I can still click and look through files on my Drobo (external hard drive) but once I click on one located on my...
  21. G

    Catalog corrupt

    Hello. I am a photographer, and it happened from a catalog of service days corrupting out of nowhere. They told me to look for Victoria here, but I don't think she saw my message yet. I don't speak English, I'm using a translator, so some things may be meaningless. I'm very worried because if...
  22. S

    Have Catalogs permanently off C: ?

    My Catalogs (I create new Catalogs frequently for work purposes) exist on default C: Drive. It's becoming a largish folder of Catalogs (20+gb), combined with PS which is another 20gb it's eating valuable SSD space of my C: I now own a superb Sandisk 2tb Extreme SSD and would like LR to work...
  23. R

    Photos linked to wrong hard drive

    I've been trying to sort out the missing photos in my LR6 catalog, and I've discovered that in some cases I've linked the photos to my backup hard drive. In other words the pathway and name is exactly as the main drive, except that the location is the backup drive. Is there an easy way to link...
  24. R

    LR 8.4 Catalog corrupted?

    Can anyone suggest a fix? I opened LR yesterday and discovered that while my folders are organized by year and date, files are now seemingly all over the place. What got my attention was the 2019 / 08 folder was gone, missing! It was there the night before... now gone. But if I search in the...
  25. silkenpaw

    catalog problem

    I have a weird problem with the dates in my cat.alog. I must have selected the wrong date for an import because Lighroom created another “2019” folder inside the existing 2019 folder and is now putting new photos in there. A screen shot is attached. I tried deleting the folder and re-importing...
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