2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 16, 2007 10:08 PM by tonvogels
tonvogels Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I use iPhoto to store my photo's. For editing and refining I use Lightroom.
Is it possible to sync Lightroom with iPhoto in a way that the edited images are updated in iPhoto?

iMac G5 iSight, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 1 GB Ram
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (121,195 points)
    Possibly but only if you setup Lightroom as the editor to launch when you double click on a thumbnail and the the file is saved as the same format, filename and in the location designated by iPhoto. Here's how it's setup with Photoshop and how files should be saved with PS.

    I've not used Lightroom so don't know if it acts similar to PS in saving the edited file.

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  • tonvogels Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    No, it doesn't fix the problem.
    Lightroom will copy the photo to its own library when you want to edit in Lightroom.