How to import your Lightroom library into Photos

Lightroom is great for professional photographers, but prosumers can occasionally get lost in the shuffle. If all those features add up to confusion instead of a good workflow, if you want to benefit from iCloud Photo Library, or if you don't like the way Adobe's app works, Photos might better fit your needs, especially if those needs are decidedly more casual.

Whether you changed your mind about Lightroom quickly, or if it's been a while, it's simple and straight forward to switch to Photos instead.

How long-term Lightroom switchers can move to Photos for Mac

If you switched to Lightroom a while ago but now want to make the move to Photos, your best bet is to load your Lightroom folders and files directly into Photos. Just note down where they're stored on your hard drive, and then import away.

How recent Lightroom switchers can move to Photos for Mac

If you only just switched from iPhoto to Lightroom and immediately decided it wasn't for you, moving to Photos instead is as easy as importing your previous iPhoto library into Photos.