Migrate to Lightroom

If you’ve used a Mac for a while, your photo library may be in iPhoto or Aperture—both of which have been discontinued by Apple. The easiest path to bring your photos into the present is to upgrade to Photos for Mac, but as I’ve discussed elsewhere, I prefer Lightroom for many rea­sons. (For a discussion of the migration process to Photos, read Jason Snell’s Photos: A Take Control Crash Course.)

Moving to Lightroom isn’t a straightforward process, however. Granted, if you want to move from iPhoto or Aperture (but not Photos), it’s easier now that Adobe includes a migration tool in Lightroom—as a direct response to Apple tossing aside iPhoto and Aperture—but there are still details you need to be aware of. (Believe me, it’s ...

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