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Moving from iview Media Pro to Lightroom

 
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Nov 28, 2009 07:01 |  #1

Hi everybody,
I currently have iView Media Pro (not Expressions Media) for my 5000 + images. I use a pc now but plan on getting a mac in the future and I also plan on getting the mac version of Lightroom 3 when I get the new mac computer.

Is there a simpler way of moving my files into Lightroom rather than manually assigning and moving them?

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Nov 28, 2009 08:51 |  #2

You should be able to wirte your metadata to an xmp sidecar file. I think you are still in for some work to get them moved. You should be ok with 5k images but I have found LR to be very slow once the catalog contains more than about 65,000 images. I don't experiece the same problem in Expression Media 2.


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Nov 28, 2009 10:32 |  #3

iViewMedia Pro (on Mac, not sure about PC) writes the IPTC straight into the CR2 file if there's no .xmp.
LR will be able to read (most of) that.

LR will not be able to read catalog sets and such stuff, nor iView labels and ratings.

I usually select all images I want in iView, then right click and "open with" LR2.

It will take LR a while to import a few thousand images though ;)
Use "import at existing location".


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