Luminar: Lightroom Catalog Import

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    Anastasia Davis

    Hi Didier! You are right, we are focused on the Luminar with libraries release at the moment. As for migration tools, we do understand how important they are. We will do our best to implement them in the future updates.

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    K.G. Wuensch

    @Didier, forget about the import. LR has so many proprietary algorithms that can't be reproduced for legal reasons (even if they were known otherwise) that any attempts to carry over editing are moot. Luminar can not replace Lightroom ever if you have a significant number of edits made. If you never made use of sharpening or noise reduction or any of the masking features then maybe you can get away with it but I even doubt that given how bad the current RAW conversions in Luminar are.

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    Didier DUPRAT

    It seems that ON1 2019 will be able to import LR development by implementing an external module in LR.

    In this case, the use of proprietary algorithms is authorized on the licensed LR. This external module could convert to Luminar DAM information... To be verified next month

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    K.G. Wuensch

    @Didier, if that were the way you wouldn't be importing the RAW files but processed TIFF or JPEG. A conversion from Lightroom RAW adjustments to whatever else is impossible because the others are lacking the information about what is happening. For example luminance masks and local adjustments (like gradients) are way more capable than anything Luminar or On1 have to offer...

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    Didier DUPRAT

    Ok, just have a look here: https://www.on1.com/products/photo-raw/features/#feature-list-3

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    Bjarne Winkler

    @Didier Duprat, Nice, thanks for sharing the link.  Skylum has a long, long way to go if they too want to replace and convert Lightroom users to Luminar.  However if ON1 can do it, then Skylum should be able to do it too.  Just, start coding!

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    Didier DUPRAT

    I know Luminar is young. I wanted to inform you, as I'm a Luminar user and I like it. As you said, just start coding ;)

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    Sylwester Pietrzyk

    Not only ON1, but Capture One also enables import of LR libraries including (basic) edits. Many people are waiting to switch from LR, they just need right tool to do it :-)

    https://blog.phaseone.com/get-your-lightroom-catalog-into-capture-one/ 

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    Antonio Alonso Dominguez

    Is there any news when the migration tool from Lightroom to Luminar could be available? I would like to transfer a large lightrrom catalog so I can stop using Adobe products.

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    Anastasia Davis

    Hi Antonio! I am afraid there is no news yet. Stay tuned!

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    Markus Wienhöfer

    Is this still being actively worked on? I pre-purchased Luminar 3 when it was announced that it would get a DAM module and Lightroom import and have waited to switch over from Lightroom ever since. Now that Luminar 4 is on the horizon I am wondering what the timeframe for this is...

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    Kirk Osborn

    We plan on adding Lightroom Migration Tool later, but we don't have ETA. Check out the roadmap for information about other upcoming features:

    https://skylum.com/luminar/roadmap 

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    MK

    I was really hoping this migration tool would be released with Luminar 4. So many people would immediately switch over from Lightroom and stop paying for Adobe subscription. For casual photographers and enthusiasts this would be huge! Last post on this was two months ago so I doubt anything has changed since then. :-| Installed Luminar 4 today and love the new creative edits, keep the good work and please release this migration tool soon! :)

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    Chetan Sondagar

    Two years ago I bought Luminar.  My decision was based on Skylum showing on their roadmap that the Lightroom Migration tool and Luminar DAM would be released sometime in 2019.  Now, this is no longer shown on the roadmap :(

    I really hope these functionalities are released soon so that I can completely transfer my huge Lightroom catalog over to Luminar.  Please provide an update/ETA.  Your loyal customers are eagerly waiting!

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    Frank Weigand

    I don‘t get it. Why is the IMHO  most important feature not even on the roadmap anymore? Is it that impossible to create an import function coming from Lightroom? It has said by others before and I guess it has been like forever since people have been asking for it. 

    I do not care about AI filters. There are plenty of tools for that. What i need is a good DAM solution and a way to import my developed photos with all the metadata.

    Too sad that luminar is obviously not the software I did hope for.

     

     

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    Markus Wienhöfer

    I must admit that I am quite disappointed as well. As I wrote in my last comment 7 months ago, one of the main reasons I bought the software on release was the announcement that it would be developed as an alternative for Lightroom. Importing and/or using Lightroom catalogues was marketed as an (upcoming) feature back then. With another version released since then and no update at all on the Lightroom catalogue feature I guess this will just not happen now. As much as I love the software for what it is this seems like a planned marketing scheme...too bad...

    edit: Oh, and I didn't even realise that this is now also gone from the official roadmap as well...

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    Sylwester Pietrzyk

    For me it would be important feature too. Even without edits as they are difficult to pass from one RAW engine to completely different one, but at least keywords, labels and ratings - all that would help to find appropriate photos as we intended in our often large libraries.

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    Elena Blum

    Hi,

    Please note that at the moment there's no dedicated Lightroom migration tool allowing you to transfer the edits and ratings of your LR Library to Luminar.

    Currently, we are conducting negotiations with our partners that will be able to develop the separate migration tool for LR users, but there's no ETA for now. 

    You can only point Luminar to the folders that were added to Lightroom - the images in those will be read as previously unedited files.

    You can export the processed photos from Lightroom into a folder and then point Luminar to this folder.

     

    We've created a special workaround detailing how to move all your images from Lightroom Classic to Luminar. You can check it out here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fcuphntatl32fmf/Migrate%20Lightroom.docx?dl=0 

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    Sylwester Pietrzyk

    Elena, thanks for explanation, but it is only a simple workaround. For Luminar ot would be enough to just read sidecar .XMP with ratings, flags and keywords. They can be easily exported from any version of Lightroom and are readable by most of your competition including open source projects Darktable or DigiKAm. I understand that transferring all edits from LR to Luminar would be difficult if not impossible. But I don't care about this as I can still leave LR insallation intact and have photos with its edits exported if needed. Keywords and other metadata stored through many years make a difference when searching and/or filtering photos in your DAM...

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