Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Consolidate our catalogs, part of Cleaning Up Your Mess in Lightroom Classic CC.
- [Voiceover] If you've created multiple Lightroom catalogs…to manage your photographic images,…you may very well want to merge those catalogs…into a single catalog so that all of your photos…are reflected in a single Lightroom catalog,…so that all of your images, in other words,…can be found at one time inside of Lightroom.…Taking this approach means that whenever you're looking for…a photographic image, you simply launch Lightroom…because you know that Lightroom is managing…all of your images.…I'm working with a catalog here that contains a portion…of my photos and that had originally been…a Lightroom 5 catalog.…
I've recently upgraded this catalog…to a Lightroom CC catalog,…so that it can be merged with my master catalog,…which is also a Lightroom CC catalog.…So the first step, of course, is to choose which catalog…is going to become your master catalog.…In my case, I have that catalog in my photos folder,…so I'm going to open that catalog.…So my first step in merging catalogs…is to open the catalog that I want to serve…
- Defining your real workflow
- Taking inventory
- Backing up all your catalogs
- Locating missing photos and folders
- Consolidating catalogs
- Renaming photos and folders
- Correcting metadata, including keywords and timestamps
- Migrating to a new hard drive
- Being consistent going forward
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Concepts and Preparation
2. Cleaning Up
3. Correcting Metadata
4. Wrapping Up
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