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Just Installed LR4. Import Raw Files or Old LR3 Catalog?

 
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May 21, 2012 22:21 |  #1

Okay so I just installed LR4 and I know most people on here just import their old LR3 catalog. But for me, there aren't too many photos in my LR3 catalog or at least photos I have developed. I was thinking of just starting from scratch and reimporting my raw files again or is that just a time waster and I should jsut import my old catalog, switch to the 2012 process, and remove from the catalog photos I don't like?




  
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May 21, 2012 23:12 |  #2

Either way, it won't make much difference. If you import LR3, you can choose to leave them as is or convert them to 2012.


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May 22, 2012 02:12 |  #3

If your LR3 edits contain tone curve adjustments, LR 4.0 has a bug that loses them when the edits are converted to P.V. 2012. It has been fixed in 4.1 RC2.


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May 22, 2012 02:48 as a reply to  @ tzalman's post |  #4

Not quite sure what you're asking? If you re-import the raw files, you'll loose all the other info from the catalogue, such as flagged or duplicated pictures. As it is very easy to convert entire filmstrips to the new process I am not quite sure what you gain, when you re-import the raw files - you only loose previous work.


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May 22, 2012 05:04 |  #5

BigBadWolfie wrote in post #14466448 (external link)
I should jsut import my old catalog, switch to the 2012 process, and remove from the catalog photos I don't like?

^^^ This. Except when you switch to PV2012, it should be done at a per image basis: the rendering is way too different to have it done in batch.


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