Adobe has released a new Lightroom plug-in for Lightroom 5.6 and up that allows you to import an existing Apple Aperture library into Lightroom.
The plug-in automatically moves all your assets and metadata from Aperture to Lightroom. Photos and video imported from Aperture are added to a Collection called “From Aperture.”
Much of the metadata is transferred to the 1:1 equivalent in Lightroom (e.g., flags, star ratings, keywords, GPS data, rejects, hidden files). However, Faces, Color Labels and Stacks from Aperture are mapped to Keywords in Lightroom, which allows Lightroom users to easily sort and apply the appropriate metadata using Lightroom’s organizational tools.
Since adjustments to photos made in Aperture and iPhoto cannot be read in Lightroom, the plug-in imports both the original images and copies of the images that have adjustments applied.
In addition to the plug-in Adobe is offering Aperture users who subscribe to the Creative Cloud Photography plan a free 3-month membership to KelbyOne online training site, which includes:
- Step-by-step training series to streamline the transition from Aperture to Lightroom
- Full access to comprehensive training videos on Lightroom and Photoshop, lighting and photography
- 3-month digital subscription to Photoshop User; and additional bonus content
You can download the plugin here on Adobe’s website.