We're often asked if you can store a Lightroom catalog on Dropbox, and the question is cropping up even more frequently at the moment as Dropbox has a new beta version for macOS. While you can't store a catalog on a Network Storage Device (NAS), … Click to continue
Merging Catalogs – Stage 4 – Cleanup
In the last few posts, we've been merging multiple catalogs into a single new Master catalog. Once the photos are all in a single catalog, you can finish cleaning up. Fix Missing Photos If any photos are still marked as missing, now's the time to … Click to continue
Merging Catalogs – Stage 3 – Using Import from Another Catalog to Merge
In the last post, we finished gathering information about the catalogs and created a plan of action. With all of the information to hand, you're ready to start merging catalogs. Open Lightroom and go to File menu > New Catalog. This will … Click to continue
Merging Catalogs – Stage 2 – Prepare Catalogs for a Clean Merge
In the last post, we figured out which of your multiple catalogs you want to merge into your new Master Catalog. We want a smooth merge of catalogs. so there's a little more to do to prepare. Then we'll be ready to go ahead with the merge. Stage 2 - … Click to continue
Merging Catalogs – Stage 1 – Identifying Catalogs
In the last post in the series, we gained an overview of the process of merging multiple catalogs into a single Master catalog. The first task is to identify which catalogs contain metadata you want to keep. The easiest way to do this is to make a … Click to continue
Merging Catalogs – The Overview
In another post, we discussed the arguments for and against multiple catalogs. So, if you decide to merge some catalogs, how do you go about it? In this first of five posts, we'll take an overview of how to merge catalogs and some of the reasons you … Click to continue
Should you have one catalog or multiple catalogs?
Since version 1.1, Lightroom has been able to create and switch between multiple catalogs. But the question is, just because you can, should you? Should you have one catalog or multiple catalogs? There is no 'right' number of catalogs. As with the … Click to continue
What is a Lightroom catalog?
There are basically two different types of local image management software - databases (catalogs) and file browsers. So what's the difference? What actually is a Lightroom catalog? Let's compare to a physical library of books to illustrate. File … Click to continue