The next challenge I face is transitioning from my PC to my new Mac system.
I work with LIghtroom 2 and Photoshop CS 4. My entire library is stored via Lightroom and includes about 25000 images dating back 6 years. They are all backed up on an external drive in a single folder -"Lightroom Photos" with the usual subdirectory breakdown by date and subject.
Now I need to switch to a MAC pro system. I will preinstall Lightroom and Photoshop (already have the cross platform upgrade) Can I simply plug the external drive into the MAC and drag the entire "Lightroom Photos" file into the MAC and then import into Lightroom? Will lightroom recognize the subfolders? And, what about the lightroom library backup? Can that be reinstalled cross platform? Any help or resources much appreciated.