• Welcome to the Lightroom Queen Forums! We're a friendly bunch, so please feel free to register and join in the conversation. If you're not familiar with forums, you'll find step by step instructions on how to post your first thread under Help at the bottom of the page. You're also welcome to download our free Lightroom Quick Start eBooks and explore our other FAQ resources.
  • Stop struggling with Lightroom! There's no need to spend hours hunting for the answers to your Lightroom 6 questions. All the information you need is in Adobe Lightroom 6 - The Missing FAQ!

    To help you get started, there's a series of easy tutorials to guide you through a simple workflow. As you grow in confidence, the book switches to a conversational FAQ format, so you can quickly find answers to advanced questions. When you upgrade to subscription, there's also a Lightroom Classic version available.

Migrate from LR 4.1 to LR 6

Dave Neltins

New Member
Apr 17, 2016
Lightroom Experience
Lightroom Version

I am using LR version 4.1 and I want to buy the latest version (not-CC version).

LR 6 will be able to open my catalogs and preserve all information in develop module for edited photos?

Is there anything important I need to know before I upgrade, or I can just install the new version and open the catalog file saved by the current version I am using?

Jul 2, 2015
Lightroom Experience
Power User
Lightroom Version
Yes, Lightroom 6 will open the old catalog, and convert it. That's all, but it is wise to male sure you have a backup before you do this.