After my 2-day class on creativeLIVE, I had a number of great questions that I wanted to answer. Today we will focus on working with Catalogs. Fortunately, I have videos already recorded that will answer these questions!
1) MQuinn: So you ALWAYS create a new CAT when you are on the road?
JK: Yes, I always create a new catalog when I’m on location so that I don’t mess up the files inadvertently when doing demos. And, in fact, I have posted a new video tutorial on this exact subject - How to Use Lighroom 5 On-Location.
4) jjack: If you want to put all of your files on a new HD, how do you deal with your LR Catalog and Previews?
JK: I think this video (How to Migrate Lightroom to a New Computer), will help explain all of the components of Lightroom and what you might need/want to move to a new machine: Or, if you simply want to move files, this video, will show you how (Questions About Lightroom and Photo Management).
5) AlexSanDiego: How do you merge catalogs, ie secondary catalog to Master?
JK: This video (Merging Individual Catalogs into a Master Catalog), will demonstrate how to merge catalogs.
6) Wayne: How do you export a catalog from one computer and import the catalog on another computer?
JK: This video (Questions About Lightroom and Photo Management), covers 3 topics including how to export a catalog. You might want to skip to 6:20 where I start discussing how to export a catalog.