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    Upgrading to L5 beta... what's happened to my catalogue

    Hi everyone

    I can't get my head around what happens to your catalogue when you upgrade. When I open LR 5 it says it cant use my LR4 catalogue..what am I meant to do????

    Thanks in panic

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    Re: Upgrading to L5 beta... what's happened to my catalogue

    Adrian found this http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1192870?tstart=0

    it looks like you have to re import but not all of your bits n pieces will import over.

    when i last upgraded, from 3 to 4 it didnt remove lr 3 dont you still have lr4 on your machine?

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    Re: Upgrading to L5 beta... what's happened to my catalogue

    Hi Adrian,

    Yep. I also panicked. I thought they were overwritten or something. But, thankfully, the LR4.4 catalogs were still there.

    My workaround was to create a new LR5 catalog in LR5 beta. Then, import only those images/folders I want to redux using LR 5 beta.

    HTH

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    Re: Upgrading to L5 beta... what's happened to my catalogue

    Thanks guys. This sounds too much hassle for someone who just wanted to see what LR5 could do. Do you know how I can return to L4.4 and just forget all of this? I really dont want to lose edits I've done in L4 etc

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    Re: Upgrading to L5 beta... what's happened to my catalogue

    Quote Originally Posted by northlondon43 View Post
    Thanks guys. This sounds too much hassle for someone who just wanted to see what LR5 could do. Do you know how I can return to L4.4 and just forget all of this? I really dont want to lose edits I've done in L4 etc
    Just open your LR4.4. Our LR4.4 catalogues are still there.

    When you open LR5 beta, if it asks you about your LR5 catalogue, just create a new one. It won't affect our LR4.4 catalogues.

    Meanwhile, just have fun editing around in LR5..........

    ( if you want to get rid of LR5, just uninstall it in your control panel.)

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    Re: Upgrading to L5 beta... what's happened to my catalogue

    Thanks :-) Uninstalling as we speak...will wait for the proper version

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    Re: Upgrading to L5 beta... what's happened to my catalogue

    The Adobe advice is to remember this is a beta release. Set up a new catalogue, and duplicate images to play. Otherwise, wait for the commercial release. There are lots of videos taking you through the major enhancements (some of which look quite handy to me. A non-destructive implementation of a context sensitive healing brush would be nice, though )

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    Re: Upgrading to L5 beta... what's happened to my catalogue

    Forgive me for being a smart a**e guys, but it is wise to read the Adobe bumph before downloading. It clearly states that on the beta version of LR5 you will not be able to import your existing catalogues as an option, although you can import existing files across into a new catalogue. The commercial version when released will have the catalogue import function reinstated.
    The new functions seem to work well, particularly the automatic perspective correction. What will be interesting is how much they want for the upgrade when it is eventually released.

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    Re: Upgrading to L5 beta... what's happened to my catalogue

    Normally with LR betas, they specifically don't import or convert existing catalogues, and Adobe say loud and up-front that they advise people not to use the betas for production work.

    They also say that when the release version appears, it may not correctly read catalogs created by the beta.

    In other words, you should assume that any work you do with the beta may be lost.

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    Re: Upgrading to L5 beta... what's happened to my catalogue

    L5 Beta will not load on MACs not operating OS system 10.7 or Higher. I run OS X 10.6.8.. Does anyone know if LR5 when released will support all current users of LR 4 on MAC OS X 10.6.8 ?

    Regards

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    Re: Upgrading to L5 beta... what's happened to my catalogue

    Quote Originally Posted by victor View Post
    L5 Beta will not load on MACs not operating OS system 10.7 or Higher. I run OS X 10.6.8.. Does anyone know if LR5 when released will support all current users of LR 4 on MAC OS X 10.6.8 ?

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    I have no idea personally but have you tried emailing Adobe support?

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