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README.md

Tweak naming after Aperture import to Lightroom

After using Adobe's Aperture importer, you'll find all your Aperture projects have become Collection Sets in Lightroom, with a collection called 'Project Photos'.

Fair enough... but then when you sync them all to Lightroom Mobile, all the collections you see on your iPhone/iPad are called 'Project Photos'. Hardly helpful!

So, this script fixes it.

  • Every collection called 'Project Photos' is renamed using its parent collection set
  • Projects imported from Aperture that had no sub-albums are turned into a simple collection, rather than a collection set with one child collection.

Feel free to tweak the script to behave differently!

MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR CATALOG BEFORE RUNNING THIS SCRIPT

Install

Mac

Create the Scripts folder, starting from your home directory, go to Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom and create the Scripts folder in there. i.e. the following terminal command

mkdir ~/Library/Application\ Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Scripts

Then copy or softlink fix-collections.lua into that folder.

If you already have Lightroom running, restart it, otherwise just start it. You should see a new scripts menu (has a funny symbol that looks a bit like an s, or a piece of paper), and in there you should see the fix-collections command.

The script does not ask for confirmation, and has no dry-run function... it will just do its thing. TAKE A BACKUP FIRST

Windows

How have you even imported from Aperture?!

Add collection dates

There's an bonus script in this project - one to add the capture yyyy-mm to collection names. I'm hoping this is a stopgap because surely Adobe will add some more sorting options for Lightroom on iPhone/iPad soon???