I can t imagine I am in a unique position with my implementation of LR3. I have two major catalogs ...(1)LR2 Legacy and (2) LR3 Beta.
The Lr3 Beta opened without issue in Lr3 and I have been able to use it successfully for a few shoots originally worked thru the Lr3 Beta. This catalog has 10K images.
The Lr2 Legacy was converted to the Lr3 format when I selected to open LR3 with a different catalog . There are some metadata exceptions and a few files that may need some help but it looks good. This is my large archive 52K images.
I really would like to Merge the two catalogs so that I can easily build collections from different time periods. For example I want to go back to 2008/9 and pull my SF images before out trip this week. I would like to work the selects in Lr3 and take advantage of the new raw conversion .
The normal recommended solution is to first back up both catalogs(done). The create a new catalog from the file menu (call this MERGED) . Then import each catalog individually.
I can import either catalog into MERGED and get a good working catalog but when go to bring the 2nd catalog in..the process aborts. I am told that if I have duplicate folders on import they will be identified and greyed out. But it appears that I might have duplicate images .
I know how to do this the hard way as there can only be a few thousand that overlapped between Lr2 and the LR3 beta(none are apparent from the folders ) .
Looking for an idea or to be put on the right path.