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How to Use Lightroom's Catalog Export and Import Features

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Martin Evening shows step by step how to import/export Lightroom catalogs from one computer to another (for instance, from a desktop computer to a laptop and vice versa).

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If you export a catalog without including the negatives (the master photos), you can do only a limited amount with the catalog. Shortly I’ll list what you can and can’t do, but basically you’ll still be able to navigate the catalog and edit the metadata. In Figure 6, I edited various folders in the catalog, adding color labels and applying star ratings, as well as editing the keywords and other editable metadata.