I have 2000+ images on an IMAC/Elements 12. I am thinking about buying LR. As I install LR will it automatically recognise my existing folders and libraries? Or is there a link that explains this?
Lightroom can import/convert an Elements catalog into a Lightroom catalog (both are just SQLite databases). The import process will retain your edits, star ratings, keyword tags, etc. Adobe has a webpage explaining the process. The basic steps are:
- Install Lightroom.
- Open Lightroom.
- Select the menu command File > Import a Photoshop Elements Catalog.
- Navigate to the Elements catalog file you want to use.
- Click Import.