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How to Convert a ThumbsPlus Database to LR?

marcusd

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We currently have a ThumbsPlus SQL database with thumbnails/metadata of round about 4'.''' images - stored on various hard disks/DVDs on- and offline.

Is there a way to convert/import the metadata into LR's database - without having to save/export the information into the respective files and re-read them again in LR?

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Not easily. Though LR is based on SQL, you'd have a hard job transferring the data. Can Thumbsplus create xmp sidecars or write the metadata back to the originals?
 

marcusd

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ThumbsPlus can indeed write the metadata back to the originals. However, in case of our DVDs this would mean a lot of copying to hard disks and effectively re-burning all DVDs. Very unpopular among the family members, hence my original question.

Has anybody any knowledge about hacking into LR's SQL database or its structure/ format?

Thanks,
Marcus
 
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I have, I know my way around various flavours of SQL, and that's why I cautioned you.

John
 

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Thanks for the info Walter, and welcome to the forum!
 

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Nice stuff Walter, I also used ThumbsPlus before I stumbled on to Lightroom.
I still do, but only for images other than photos I have shot, of which I have a lot.
 
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