How practical to "down-migrate" to LR 8?

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PhilBurton

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Lightroom 9 broke a plug-in that I really like, Jeffrey's "Geoencoding Support" Plugin for Lightroom. The author has tried to fix the issue, but so far LR 9 breaks this plug-in. (If anyone is using this plug-in successfully with LR 9, please raise your hand.)

What would be involved in a "down migration" to LR 8. Is there any way to preserve my current .lrcat file? If not, what would I have to do? I migrated to LR 9 when it first came out, last October. Since then I imported maybe 1000 photos, done lots of editing, created collections, new or modified smart collections, did a major slideshow, new import presets, etc. Or should I just fergeddaboudid, as they say in my hometown of New York City.

I do have backups going back to before the Lightroom upgrade.

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Franz,

Thanks. I was able to do reverse geo-encoding with Open Street Map, but I could not get sublocation to a street address with building number, only a street name. Here is an example, from a photo of someone standing in front of a building:

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I think this depends on the content of the data base behind.
Happens also with Google maps or the LR-built-in proposals.
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I think this depends on the content of the data base behind.
Happens also with Google maps or the LR-built-in proposals.
Franz
Thanks. Now I am really motivated to try to get a Google API key that works for all three services and see if that fixes the issue.

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