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    Angela Andrieux

    Hi Erwin,

    Thank you for your feedback on this! I agree this would be useful in a variety of situations. I will share your suggestion with our developers.

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    Erwin Kargl

    Hi,

    are there any news on this? With 3.1.3 Luminar works on my workstation very fine now. I can even work now with my big foto-archive with more than 150.000 images ... great job. But now I really miss the feature to migrate one Luminar catalog into another Luminar catalog.

    Thanks

    Erwin

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    Erwin Kargl

    No answer yet?

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    Angela Andrieux

    Hi Erwin,

    I'm afraid I don't have an ETA on merging Luminar catalogs at this time. 

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    Erwin Kargl

    Any news on this?

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    Anna V

    Hi Erwin, 

    For now, we don't have any exact info regarding this feature. 

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    Claude Bellavance

    Hi

    Like the metadata manager (in development), a migration tool between Luminar libraries is an absolute necessity. I was very surprised when I recently realized that Luminar 4 didn't offer a way to move photos from one library to another. A lot of people need it!

    It should a very high priority for Luminar's engineers.

    Regards,

    C.

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    Helena Carter

    Hi Claude,

    Thanks for your feedback. I will make sure to pass it to the person in charge.

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    Erwin Kargl

    Any news on this? What's about the person in charge?
    Erwin

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    Victoria Grace

    HI Erwin,

    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. We appreciate all your patience and understanding.

     

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    Erwin Kargl

    Hi Victoria, for me it's not LR, I mean between two luminar catalogues. I really miss the feature to migrate one Luminar catalog into another Luminar catalog.
    Erwin

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    Victoria Grace

    Hi Erwin,

    I see, thanks for clarifying. Indeed, this is a useful feature! I've checked this and our developers have added this feature to our to-do list as well. However, there is still no ETA on its release since they are currently focused on improving the overall performance of the app so that you get the best results with little efforts. Thanks again for your patience.

     

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    Erwin Kargl

    Hi, any news on this?

    Erwin

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    Victoria Grace

    Hi Erwin,

    The wait is almost over. These guys are actively developing a migration tool: https://cyme.io.
    They have also devised a strategy that will embed annotations in your exported catalog (such as IPTC fields, keywords, ...) that Luminar 4.x will be able to exploit later. Thanks for your patience!
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    Erwin Kargl

    Hi, I don´t know if my wait is over, when they have finished their migration tool?!

    All I want is a Luminar to Luminar migration tool! Images with their edits, ratings,... should be easy migrated from one catalog to another one!

    Please consider this soon

    Erwin

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    Erwin Kargl

    @Victoria Grace

    And how can this Avalanche Tool help Win10 users ??? Sorry, but you missed my needs.

    All I want is a Luminar to Luminar migration tool! Images with their edits, ratings,... should be easy migrated from one catalog to another one!

    Erwin

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    Gerrit Huurman

    I totally agree with Erwin. This is one big reasons (next to virtual copies) why I still use Lightroom. when on the go I use my laptop for my first edits. When back home I want to import the work I have done so far into my master catalogue.  In the end I want all my edits and pictures in one place and not on different devices.

     

    Gerrit Huurman 

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    Donald O'Shea

    Still nothing...

    How about AT LEAST a strategy!

    Don O'Shea

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    Donald O'Shea

    Well.. It's kind of a strategy.

    With both AI and NEO up and running, I found two folders and two files in my Pictures folder::

    NEO Catalog folder and a file inside, Neo Catalog.luminarneo, and a

    Luminar AI Catalog folder with a file inside, Luminar AI Catalog.luminarai

    i duplicated both Luminar AI and moved it and the NEO catalog  outside my Pictures folder (on my Mac). Not the only catalog folder in Pictures is the Luminar AI folder.

    I renamed the Luminar AI folder to be Neo Catalog and renamed the Luminar AI Catalog.luminarai inside it to be: Neo Catalog.luminarneo. (Now the Luminar AI can be returned to the Pictures folder.)

    I then fired up NEO and all photos and skies that were in AI appeared in NEO.

    It seems to work, but the catalog items need assignment to the folders inside NEW to get something approximating my AI catalog. There are a lot of duplicates, originals and modified versions, I think. You might have search and add some Sky patterns.

    Tred carefully.

    If you decide to try this, keep Luminar AI Catalog around and the original NEO Catalog. 

    Don O'Shea

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    Anastasiia Moore

    Hi Donald O'Shea,

    We have already released a Luminar Neo Migration so our users could transfer their Luminar AI Catalogs to Luminar Neo.

    Before using the Migration tool, please ensure that your Luminar AI and Luminar Neo are updated to the latest version.

    On Windows, click Luminar > Help > Check for updates; on Mac, click Luminar > Check for updates. 


    Next, please proceed as follows:

    1. Navigate to the My Software tab of your Skylum account and click on the Download button next to the Luminar Neo Migration tool. 

    2. Once the download is completed, install the Migration tool and launch it. 

    3. Click on the Add Catalog button and navigate to the Luminar AI Catalog that you’d like to migrate (it is possible to add several Catalogs if needed).

    The default location is the Pictures folder. If you specified a custom location for your catalog, search your custom location. 

    1. Open the Luminar AI Catalog folder and choose the .luminarai file inside it. 

    2. Click on the Migrate button.

    3. Wait until ‘green checkmarks’ appear next to all the items that should be migrated. After that, the Migration Tool can be closed.

    4. Start Luminar Neo.

    5. In the top bar menu, click Luminar Neo > File > Catalog > Open (on Windows) or File > Catalog > Open (on Mac). 

    6. Navigate to the same folder where your Luminar AI Catalog is located. The newly migrated Luminar Neo Catalog should be located next to the original Luminar AI Catalog.  The name of the migrated Catalog should contain the ‘_migrated suffix.

    7. Open the _migrated catalog folder. Select .luminarneo catalog file inside the migrated Catalog, and click Open.

    Note: Erase and/or Clone and/or Augmented sky Edits from Luminar AI are gathered together in one ‘Luminar AI Adjustments’ Edit. You can only delete it by clicking on the Trash Can button. The rest of the tools can be re-edited in the Edits menu if needed. 


    The migrated Templates can be accessed in the Presets > My Presets tab.

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