Fix collection naming in Lightroom after Aperture import

February 28th, 2015

I’ve created another open-source project, which helps you fix the collection names created by Lightroom when you import from Aperture.

It’s a pretty basic script, although it took a while to figure out all the hoops to jump through. Hopefully this will help someone else!

Get it at https://github.com/fredsherbet/lightroom-aperture-fix

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

One Response to “Fix collection naming in Lightroom after Aperture import”

  1. rtkane says:

    Thank you so much for this! I spent 2 hours renaming “Project Photos” to their parent name from my Lightroom import from Aperture. I got fed up with it and started searching and came across your script. You just saved me an additional 4 hours of work in a 70k photo library. Thank you so much!!!

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