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Import Lightroom Catalog

If you would develop a feature to import lightroom catalog settings to apply for photos in On1 RAW this would be a reason to stop using Lightroom.

32 comments on “Import Lightroom Catalog”

  1. On November 10, 2016 at 9:37 am Peter Vogel wrote:

    Yes, I agree, being able to import LR catalogues including all the settings and adjustments, that were applied to the images, should be the number one feature if you want to win over people from LR.

    1. On March 28, 2017 at 1:22 pm levinrodriguez@icloud.com replied:

      I agree that this would make the transition AWAY from LR a lot easier… as far as RAW editing is concerned, ON1 PhotoRAW is my new RAW editor and I have no plans to go back to LR, however, the image management portion should at least be 75-85% of LR capabilities. Specially, tagging, Keywording, FILTERING (BIG gap)

  2. On November 14, 2016 at 3:54 am Bill Hercus wrote:

    Perhaps make Lightroom almost redundant – depending on manipulation available in ‘Browse’

  3. On November 15, 2016 at 11:16 am artur.visnievski@gmail.com wrote:

    I suggest to consider if it is really valuable. I’ve been using Lightroom for over 9 years but I don’t think I would like to use settings I made many years ago! I have tiff and jpeg files with the results but I’d prefer to make new interpretation using new tool. If On1 Photo RAW can replace Lightroom and Photoshop but Nik Collection can still be used when needed. It’s worth to try.

  4. On November 19, 2016 at 9:07 am guido@crazyeight.org wrote:

    A definite must. To really leverage all that Photo Raw has to offer, it needs to be replace Lightroom and Lightroom users need to be able to move their images to it with presets attached.

  5. On November 21, 2016 at 6:15 pm Dean Katerndahl wrote:

    I am very supportive of this idea. I am a longtime LR user and would love to be able to free myself from the LR catalog, but do not want to lose the years of work I have put into my photos.

  6. On November 24, 2016 at 12:27 am Ramon wrote:

    This function would be perfect to work directly on on1

  7. On November 24, 2016 at 6:59 am gkknipp@att.net wrote:

    Great idea, but would also like to be able to keep Lightroom stacks intact when importing Lightroom catalog.

  8. On November 25, 2016 at 11:49 am Niko Paulanne wrote:

    This is a must if you win me over to the “dark” side. I love the idea of the RAW, but I have years and years of 200k+ images invested in Lightroom…

  9. On November 28, 2016 at 5:36 am Joel Weisbrod wrote:

    This would be awesome! As mentioned above, I think it is imperative that we be able to select the photos we want “moved” from each of our catalogs. I have close to 500,000 photos overall in many LR catalogs and would want to move some but not all. Perhaps, the application could select what to “Move” by choosing one or more LR collections. This way, I can prep LR first, possibly creating a collection of files I would like to move to ON1 RAW.

  10. On November 28, 2016 at 5:07 pm Mark wrote:

    What we need is a utility that can see a psd file created with On1 Photo:
    and then apply a sidecar file to uniquefilename.raw (nef. cr2, raf, etc.)
    This would then allow users to delete the huge psd file and have a side car to the raw file instead.

    Why is this important? I have been using On1 Photo 10 for a year. I dont’ use PS, but in just a year I have created 437 psd’s from On1 Photo 10. The file size amounts to 139GB!!!

  11. On November 30, 2016 at 7:24 am Werner Hinz wrote:

    Yes, this would be helpful – but I guess it is very difficult to ‘translate’ the LR-settings in (any) other software…
    If ON1 Photo RAW will be my future software, I’ll keep my LR 4 version (maybe I will buy 6 or “7”, if possible) and would start with the new software and new camera from ground up, let’s say from 2018 ;-)
    So I gave 3 stars – “I would use it”, but for me it is not essential.

  12. On December 7, 2016 at 2:19 am Paul Howes wrote:

    I think this is mandatory to convert customers from LR and should be in the 2017.1 update.

  13. On December 9, 2016 at 6:18 am Thomas Jonathan wrote:

    Absolutely I have some 200,000 photos and don’t want to have to re-catalog and rate them

  14. On December 16, 2016 at 10:57 am erichorner1@gmail.com wrote:

    I agree. I have 300,000+ files in Lightroom, in several catalogs. If you’re going to compete with Lightroom you have to make it easy to migrate to onOne.

  15. On December 18, 2016 at 5:06 pm Marvin Devers Jr wrote:

    While I am not LR user, this would sure be a good thing for all those out there (and there are plenty) that are (or now were) to make the transition in a more “permanent” way to On 1.

  16. On December 20, 2016 at 1:58 pm Warren Katchmar wrote:

    Yes, to move from LR, this would be a great feature, with options of which pictures to move :-) As mentioned, I would be interested in not moving all the settings on some of my pictures.

  17. On January 21, 2017 at 11:43 am Steve Maze wrote:

    Being able to import my existing LR catalogs into RAW is a prerequisite of my seriously considering the product. This should be offered as soon as possible if you want to attract existing LR users.

  18. On February 27, 2017 at 3:58 pm Tim Kohman wrote:

    Ugh, you mean this still hasn’t happened!? I was seriously considering purchasing during the special offer that’s going on right now, but I refuse to give up the 7 years of work I’ve already put in to my LR catalog.

  19. On March 10, 2017 at 5:13 am Sylwester Pietrzyk wrote:

    That would be a deal breaker. Both – LR and Capture One have this functionality related to competition’s libraries. So LR can for example import Aperture library, C1 can import Aperture and Lightroom libraries. C1 can retain following data from source library:
    – Collections
    – Crop, Rotation and Orientation
    – White Balance, Exposure, Saturation and Contrast
    – Metadata (IPTC, Rating, Color Label, Keywords)
    As long as it is not possible, nobody will be willing to part with a years of hard work. IT is not only editing but also keywording that allows for easy photos search. With libraries having thousands of photos this is a very important feature. Please consider this in your (otherwise great) work :-)

  20. On May 24, 2017 at 9:43 pm Ian Browne wrote:

    lol we don’t ask for much do we :). I personally think the one perfect program for all is still a dream . However this could fix my current frustration of ON1 not returning photo keywords in the hierarchy the photos already have. my keywords are getting messy again

  21. On March 30, 2018 at 1:44 am Eric Devos wrote:

    I would love to have this feature, only question is “how”. What I mean is that I do not want to have to create a ‘LR modified’ version of my file (too space-consuming). What I would like is that On1 extracts the (non-destructive) changes from the LR catalog and adds those as an .on1 file (just like when it makes those changes itself).
    I do realise that there will most likely not be a 100% fit, but at least most of my previous work will be recovered.

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