by Julieanne Kost

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October 19, 2011

In this episode of the Complete Picture, I explain how to transfer all of your Lightroom Catalogs, backups, presets, preferences and supporting files from one computer to another. I will also provide tips on how to re-link any missing files and folders if the paths to your images change along the way.


  • By Loyce LaPointe Hood - 11:18 AM on October 19, 2011  

    Julieanne, that’s exactly what I need. I’m about to put a new HD in my old PC and was scared of losing everything in LR3. Thank you, SO MUCH!!!!!

  • By Carlos Galvan-Houston Wedding Photography - 4:31 PM on July 10, 2012  

    Hello Julianne

    Your presentations are the best. You are always so thorough!

    Here’s something though that either I haven’t found you discuss or perhaps doesn’t exist. It’s how to migrate Identitiy Plates to a new catalog.

    I frequently create a new catalog for each wedding I process and sometimes I want LR to carry my Logo at the top. However I haven’t discovered a way to make this happen in my XP machine. Is there a way?

    • By Julieanne Kost - 1:14 PM on July 16, 2012  

      Hi Carlos, Unfortunately neither the Identity plates nor the watermarks are transferred to a new catalog. Although, as a work-around, I have seen photographers who use a-catalog-per-client workflow create a “template” catalog with the presets, watermarks identity plates etc set up in the template so that they don’t have to recreate them every time.

  • By Christine Durst - 8:42 PM on July 11, 2012  

    Thanks for this! You’ve saved a lot of rework!