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Old Sep 10, 2013, 09:13 PM   #1
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How to move all files from iPhoto 11' to Lightroom 5?

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I have all of my photos saved in iPhoto, and want to put them all into lightroom without making duplicates. (Lightroom will become my main photo editing program now.). How do I go about moving them?

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I have all of my photos saved in iPhoto, and want to put them all into lightroom without making duplicates. (Lightroom will become my main photo editing program now.). How do I go about moving them?

Thanks!
You should read the Lightroom instructions. Everything is detailed there.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 03:16 AM   #3
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Hello
I have all of my photos saved in iPhoto, and want to put them all into lightroom without making duplicates. (Lightroom will become my main photo editing program now.). How do I go about moving them?

Thanks!
The best and simplest procedure for this I ever found was on the Apple Support Communities Forum.

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For those that are looking at this and couldn't find an answer try this:

- Go to your ~/Pictures folder
- Right-click (Ctrl-Click) on the iPhoto Library icon and choose Show Package Contents
- Scroll down to the Originals folder
- Right-click (Ctrl-Click) on the Originals folder and choose Make Alias
- Name it something (e.g. iPhoto Photo Link)
- Move this alias to your ~/Pictures folder
- Now go back to Lightroom in the Import screen, navigate to where you put that alias (e.g. ~/Pictures/iPhoto Photo Link)

You should now be able to import all of your iPhoto photos to Lightroom. Note this will not preserve events or any other iPhoto features, but it will allow you to see all of your photos in Lightroom without having to Export from iPhoto (which requires making a copy of every photo).

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The best and simplest procedure for this I ever found was on the Apple Support Communities Forum.

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Hope that helps you somewhat.

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