Starting Over from Scratch in Classic: Part 3
Aug08

Starting Over from Scratch in Classic: Part 3

This week we wrap up my series on starting over. Be sure to read the first and second parts before this one. Collections and Publish Services As I mentioned back in the first post, collection membership is not written into XMP metadata, so unfortunately there is no way to transfer (regular) Collections or Collection Sets to the new catalog, so take some notes of the ones you want to re-create manually later. For any Smart Collections...

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Starting Over from Scratch in Classic: Part 2
Aug01

Starting Over from Scratch in Classic: Part 2

This is a continuing discussion that started last week. Be sure to check out Part 1 for context. Preparations Knowing what is at stake (last week’s post), let’s go through the things you should do before you start over. First, have a good backup of your catalog and of your photos. This is critical. You want the worst thing that can happen to be that you are right back where you started. This will give you some piece of mind, and...

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Starting Over from Scratch in Classic: Part 1
Jul25

Starting Over from Scratch in Classic: Part 1

I sometimes hear from people who feel that their Lightroom Classic catalog is such a total mess that it may make more sense to cut losses and start over from scratch with re-organized photos and a brand new catalog, then to take the time to fix their problems in Lightroom. Over the next couple of weeks I want to explore the case for starting over with a brand new Lightroom catalog, and how to go about preserving as much of the work...

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