by Julieanne Kost

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November 21, 2013

For whatever reason, I thought that if  you merged two Lightroom catalogs you would lose the History states from the images that you had made adjustments to in the Develop module. But it turns out that you don’t! So, when I work on location with a location catalog and make change to my images in the Develop module, when I return home to my master catalog and choose to “Import from Another Catalog”, all of the History states from the Develop module are available. I have a feeling that this is not a new feature, just one that I didn’t know about.


  • By Yves Crausaz - 10:59 AM on November 21, 2013  

    Même constat… idem lorsqu’on fige un snap-shoot, on perd toutes les étapes… et ce n’est pas pratique !

    The same official report idem when they congeal a snap-shoot, they lose all stages and it is not practical!


  • By Tom O'Connell - 5:41 PM on November 21, 2013  


    I’m a long time PS user recently converted to LR who still occasionally screws up the scenario you mention above (and thanks for admitting you didn’t have 100% control over it either – makes me feel a LITTLE less stupid 🙂

    I frequently go off for a few days or a week with my laptop. I would be forever grateful if you would post a blog or video on just how you manage those files, folders and even how you account for prints you might make on location… And, of course, how you manage that when you return.

    I’ve be coached (and have bought into) the method of keeping everything in one catalog. I also (not coached or prompted on this one) keep that catalog on Dropbox so I will have the catalog on both desktop and laptop (I do daily LR backups locally) and system backups daily on the desktop. This works for me but it is always confusing and sometimes a problem when it comes to sorting out the stuff I did on the road.

    Maybe there is no simple way…I can live with that…but if there is, I want to know how to use it!

    Thanks for the terrific videos and blog articles…