• 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.
  • The November 2019 Lightroom updates are now available. Lightroom Classic includes the ability to export the same photos as multiple sizes/formats in a single export, content aware fill for panorama edges and more. It does require a catalog format upgrade and there are updated system requirements, so you may want to wait a few days before upgrading.
    Lightroom (cloud-based service) has export options (such as TIFF format, renaming and color space), custom sort order on the desktop, copy/paste to multiple photos on iOS and more.
    The Missing FAQ and Edit Like a Pro eBooks are already updated for the changes.

Moving photos and metadata from iPhoto to Lightroom

Joined
Jun 27, 2012
Messages
44
Location
Dallas
Lightroom Experience
Intermediate
Lightroom Version
Classic
I wish to import 12,000 photos from iPhoto to Lightroom. In doing so I want to bring along iPhoto meta data - specifically: files or directories of photos (LR groupings in history, iPhoto events) ratings (LR stars, iPhoto stars) and groupings (LR collections, iPhoto albums - both smart and not), and - finally - keywords (same in both). Do I have any hope in doing so?
N+13
 

bskyum

Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2011
Messages
35
Lightroom Experience
Intermediate
I have the same problem importing tens of thousands of images edited in ACDsee. LR4 imports only the filename - no EXIF or IPTC and other metadata - start from scratch all over. So much for this "time saving" software
 
Joined
Jun 24, 2010
Messages
1,588
Location
Encinitas, CA USA
Lightroom Experience
Advanced
Lightroom Version
I wish to import 12,000 photos from iPhoto to Lightroom. In doing so I want to bring along iPhoto meta data - specifically: files or directories of photos (LR groupings in history, iPhoto events) ratings (LR stars, iPhoto stars) and groupings (LR collections, iPhoto albums - both smart and not), and - finally - keywords (same in both). Do I have any hope in doing so?
N+13
Hi and welcome to the forum,

There is a great tool that will help you get most if not all of your metadata out of iPhoto and into Lightroom called Phoshare. The documentation and download links on the following site: https://sites.google.com/site/phosharedoc/

-louie
 
Joined
Jun 24, 2010
Messages
1,588
Location
Encinitas, CA USA
Lightroom Experience
Advanced
Lightroom Version
I have the same problem importing tens of thousands of images edited in ACDsee. LR4 imports only the filename - no EXIF or IPTC and other metadata - start from scratch all over. So much for this "time saving" software
Hi,

I don't know ACDsee but I suggest that you start a new thread with your question and I'm sure someone here has knowledge with this application and may very likely suggest some solutions.

-louieo
 
Top