Combining Libraries in Lightroom Tip
Note: If what I say below doesn’t make sense, be sure to get my Organize Your Photos! Tutorial here on the site.
When I come back from photo trips, I take the Lightroom Catalog from my laptop and merge it with the mommy catalog on my main computer. This can be very time consuming, but I figured out a faster way to do it.
1) The first step is to move everything manually over to the destination drive. That means moving the .LRCAT and the photos in a directory.
2) After that, open up the .LRCAT on the main (mommy) computer. It may not be able to find where all the files are, so be sure to r-click the photos directories and find their new location.
3) Then, when you go back to your main catalog, go ahead and import the new one, but select “Add”. Don’t select “Move” because that takes forever for some reason.
4) After they have been added, you can then move the photo directories from within Lightroom!
Daily Photo – The Indoor Rainforest
This isn't like a fake rainforest like in the Rainforest Cafe (which I find to be extremely annoying). But, instead, it's an actual rainforest. One big difference is that this doesn't have any food inside. Well, I guess if you are a vegetarian, it's full of food. There's sort of a path everyone walks along. Right in the beginning, you come to this very still little pond. The reflection was so perfect that I set up for a nice vertical shot here.