1. K

    Catalogs Using the same lightroom catalog on windows and mac?

    I have the latest lighroom classic installed on a windows and a mac laptop. I have a catalog created from windows, stored on an external ssd. I am not able to open this catalog from a mac laptop, saying it is a 'network volume or a volume lightroom can not save changes to'. I am also not able...
  2. A

    Migration from PC to Mac issues with media stored on WHS 2011 server

    I have just spent the day trying to migrate my LRC catalogue on Windows 10 to a new Macbook Pro (Sonoma 14.4.1) by following the LRQ 'Moving to a new computer' PDF and run into issues with my photos that are held on my Windows Home Server 2011 server. On the PC my workflow is to import locally...
  3. P

    switching from windows to MAC and HDD to NAS

    I have previously been using LrC on my windows PC with an external HD. I now have a MAC studio and sinology NAS and having trouble getting everything across and i do not want to import again. I have read the e-book about moving computers. but still need help. I have mapped a NAS drive and...
  4. J

    Cache files settings

    Hello, So recently I have noticed that LRC is loading up my external drive with cache files after I exit. I went into Settings, Performance, and down to Cache files. Yes it is set to my external drive. I attempted to reset it to "Default" but it's not giving me that option. Its asking what...
  5. H

    Lightroom Classic LrC Performance Breakthrough Discovery!

    Navigating the Library view just felt a bit sluggish for me today. I restarted LrC, no difference. Restarted my 2020 iMac, no difference. Optimized catalog, no difference. Then I suspected it was lag from my keyboard and sure enough, it was!! I directly connected my bluetooth keyboard to my...
  6. M

    Mac: Anyone use an M3 iMac with 16/512 for LrC?

    Anyone use an M3 iMac with 16 GB RAM & 512 GB SSD for LrC? If so, do you find performance adequate? I am a hobbyist, not a pro. I am coming from a 27-inch i9 iMac from 2019 with 40 GB RAM and 1 TB SSD -- which I now think is a bit of overkill for what I do, at least back when it was new...
  7. Gnits

    Mac Lr AntiVirus

    Mac / Lr / AntiVirus I have come across a Lr Classic install on a fully specified 2017 iMac 5k 27inch. There is a 3TB fusion drive with almost 2TB free system disk space. Images are stored on external OWC Thunderbolt disk enclosure (4 x 6TB Red drives - jbod). There are more than 500,000 raw...
  8. G

    Can’t sync LR Classic to cloud, no matter what

    Cross posted from Adobe Community Support TL;DR - how do I jump start syncing from classic when it just sits there doing nothing and says 'synced'? I've been tearing out what little have my hair I have all weekend with this issue. I haven't been taking may photos lately and haven't fired up...
  9. L

    Yet another question about RAID 1!

    I'm interested in hearing from anyone regularly using RAID 1 as part of their backup/duplication strategy. Disclaimer..I know a bit about the benefits and pitfalls of some RAID arrangements, especially that RAID 1 should not be considered a complete backup system. (Personally, I use JBOD and CCC...
  10. P

    Issue Opening Lightroom Catalog on a New Computer

    Hi, Having purchased a new Mac for my photography work, I have followed all instructions on how to transfer everything across, backups etc etc. I actually use Dropbox, so all of my Folder and File Structures are identical, and all of my Photos are also organised on Dropbox. Now I perhaps...
  11. M

    Mac: After update to Monterey 12.4, photo data no longer shows in Finder

    Using LrC 11.3.1. Before 12.4, in Finder with Column or Gallery view you would see key information about an image e.g. filename, size, colour space and colour profile, dimensions, content create date, create date and modified date and camera . This is so annoying. This was so useful...
  12. bill.fischer5

    Catalogs How do I Import Mac Face Tages as LRC people keywords

    I am preparing to import all my Mac photos into LRC. I have a lot of faces identified in Apples Face Tags. Is there an app to convert Mac face tag names to Keywords? Mac does not export face names. I need to make them keywords so i can export them to be imported into LRC
  13. S

    Apple photo library workflow for my kids? Apple expert question (no LR)

    Hi all, I have three kids who all have personal iPhones and iPads now. As expected, the flow of photos is unstoppable. Must be a genetic disorder ;). Anyway I am deciding on a workflow for them when they run out of space on their phones. I have tried to be concise here but failed regrettably...
  14. Luc Desaulniers

    Is this workflow possible/viable?

    Good day. My 2012 Retina MBP is beginning to show its age and I am (still) looking for an upgrade. I am currently using Lr CC Classic to edit along with a few plugins for my monochromatic conversions. I was looking at purchasing a new MBP but am intrigued by the newest iPad Pros. I am trying...
  15. braver

    First LrCC Android Impressions: the Holy Grail is Nigh!

    After being a loyal iOS only user for 11 years, I've finally decided to give Android a try with Note 9 -- most of all, for the S Pen, and the 512GB internal memory, and the microSD card for storing my Lr Mobile-uploaded albums, 330K+, locally. I also wanted to try importing in the field and...
  16. C

    Lightroom CC creates duplicates on my computer

    Hi, I'm currently trialling Lightroom CC as a replacement option for Apple Photos on my iMac. I selected a folder of Nikon raw photos stored on my iMac (in a standard folder, not a library) to import into Lightroom, to see how it was. The photos uploaded fine, but I noticed that Lightroom...
  17. D

    LR 3 Mac Compatibility

    Does anyone know what is the latest version of Mac OSX (or macOS) that LR 3 (more specifically v3.6 for Mac) is compatible with? I know it works on OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite, but does anyone know if it would work on the later versions of OSX or macOS? Thank you.
  18. R

    Newbie Question: retiring my old MacPro... what should I buy to replace it?

    Newbie Question: retiring my old MacPro... what should I buy to replace it? I use LR 5.7. It suits my needs. Love it. I own a Canon 5d mk 3 and shoot in RAW I own a Sony... shoot in their version of RAW called ARW.... my ancient mac pro from 2009 is not upgradeable to modern OS (running...
  19. L

    Sync Downloading images from Adobe Cloud incredibly slow

    Operating System: OS X High Sierra Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info): Classic version 7.1 Hi all - first time caller (but long time LR user)... So - in an effort to get both Lightroom CC (on laptop and mobile devices) and Lightroom Classic CC (on desktop computer) all synced...
  20. Edge of Alaska

    Merge catalogs before upgrading to Classic, or not?

    Operating System: Mac 10.13.1 High Sierra Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info): 2015.1 Lr CC I posted an earlier thread on Nov 25 on merging 2 catalogs that had become separated over the last couple of months. There was a simple suggestion by, Johan W. Elzenga, which I was going...
  21. K

    Watermark Option - Non Clickable

    When I go to File>Export and go to click the watermark box, it's not clickable. I've never had this issue before and can't figure out how to rectify it. Any help is appreciated! Thanks in advance.
  22. W

    Transitioning LR library from mac to windows

    I'm in the transition from Mac to Windows and have a quick question about making the transition seamlessly First some quick background: - My files are stored on an external drive (same location/structure as when managing my library on Mac) - I copied my LR library file from the Mac to the PC...
  23. A


    hi. I'm fairly new to Lightroom and I've been trying to add watermarks to my images so I can post my work online. I've made my watermark in Photoshop and can add the water mark to photos in Lightroom however when I export my watermarked images, the water mark disappears. Is it suppose to...
  24. Yana

    Missing photos after updated Safari

    I hope someone can help me to solve my problem. I had to upgrade my Safari (on Mac) yesterday and when upgrade was over I found that iPhoto was replaced with new program Photos. But main "surprise" I found in Lightroom when I saw that all my photos are online or missing. With a friend's help I...
  25. adamdiveruk

    Mac Pro graphics card choices with Lightroom

    My 2010 Mac Pro has a Nvidia FX4800 graphics card installed. Lightroom 6/CC2015 can use Graphics Processor Acceleration to speed up and make controls more responsive in the develop mode. Despite it having Open GL 3.3, the FX4800 is one of the cards that Adobe do not support with Lightroom's GPU...