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giving someone a copy of the catalog file (.lrcat)?


Jul 15, 2009
I edited some photos for a friend in LR4. I heard you can just send the catalog file over, and he will get all the edits. Since I edit on a catalog that contains some of my own files, how do I create a new catalog that only contains edit for his files? and after that do I just send the one .lrcat file or do I need to include everything in the catalog folder?
Jun 20, 2009
Houston, TX USA
Lightroom Experience
Power User
Lightroom Version
Just select the images for export and on the "Export as Catalog" dialog check the box labeled "Export selected photos only". Since the other person already has the original images, you do not need to send these. So, Uncheck the box labeled "Export Negative Files" The only difficulty that I can see is if the files on the other computer are located in a different folder structure from where you imported your copies.