LightRoom 5 alongside LR 4: possible issues?

sash

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Nov 23, 2004
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Hi,

I'm about to install LightRoom 5. Is there any possibility of corrupting my existing LR 4 library?

Thanks!
 

Edge100

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May 14, 2002
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Where am I???
Hi,

I'm about to install LightRoom 5. Is there any possibility of corrupting my existing LR 4 library?

Thanks!
No. However, you can't import your LR4 catalog into LR5 beta, so it's really more for testing out on specific images, rather than replacing LR4 per se.
 

OreoCookie

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Apr 14, 2001
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Adobe is quite clever (and prudent) here: they disable any way to migrate your existing LR library when they release a public beta. They force people to create a new one and actively discourage them from using the beta in production. Your existing library is safe.
 

snberk103

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Oct 22, 2007
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Also ---- the Lr5b catalogue can't be exported and then re-imported back into Lr4 should you start a project and then decide to move that project to Lr4. I assume you can export the final images and import those into Lr4... but I haven't tried.

I have found an oddity in the Develop module where on occassion I get the zoom icon (and functionality) instead of the localized masking brush. Other than I haven't found any problems. Though I haven't really pushing it hard.