Is there an easy way to transfer my photo library from Aperture to Lightroom?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by cutsman, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. cutsman macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2006
    First of all, I don't want to turn this into a Lightroom vs Aperture debate.

    Anyways, I've been using Aperture for the past 6 months or so, and it has served it's function well and overall, I really like the program. A few days ago out of curiosity, I downloaded the Lightroom demo to test and I find myself preferring LR's interface and layout. So now I'm considering switching.

    My obvious concern would be the difficulty in transferring my Aperture library over to Lightroom. Is there an easy way to do this other than manually exporting the photos out of Aperture and then importing them into Lightroom and then having to organize them AGAIN?

    Please tell me there's an easy way to do this...
  2. M@lew macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
    Is there an easy way? Nope. I remember there was a way to export your whole library and reimport it into Lightroom with the meta-data intact, but I'm not 100% on this.

    Depends how your images are stored. Are they within Aperture or are they referenced?
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Haha, I don't think so. ;)

    Lightroom is awesome, though. Will it be worth all the hassle?

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