Elements 6: Upgrade - Is there a reasonably straightforward way of bringing ~40k photos from v6 into the new version of Elements or Lightroom?

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I have used this successfully for years but think it may be time to update to latest (newer?) version of Elements or Lightroom.
Is there a reasonably straightforward way of bringing ~40k photos from v6 into the new version?
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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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There should be no difficulty to convert the PSE6 version in any newer one. You'll recover all your tagging, captions, stacks, versions sets and albums. You may lose some creations and daily notes.
Be sure to choose your best option to manage special tags like people, places and events. By default, since PSE11, your old standard keywords will be converted to the new ones which are managed differently for geotagging and face recognition. If you prefer the old way, it's possible if you rename the default categories before the conversion.
If you migrate to a new computer, do a full backup and a restore with the latest PSE version. At the end of the restore, the conversion process is automatic. Be prepared to find a lot of changes in the new versions. Maybe wait a bit for the next PSE 2020 version.

I have not tested myself if current LR version can convert PSE6 catalogs, but no problem for recent PSE ones.

For help about older Elements versions, try the Elements forum:
https://forums.adobe.com/community/photoshop_elements/content?filterID=contentstatus%5Bpublished%5D~...


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Mike just like you I used Elements 6 until recently, and feel POSITIVELY THAT THE PRINT PROGRAM IN VER. 6 WAS/IS SUPERIOR TO THE 2019 VERSIOIN. I HVE NO IDEA IF YOU DO ANY PRINTING, HOWEVER I'M STILL TRYING TO GET HELP/DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE HORIZONTIAL/VERTICAL PANORAMIC PRINTS. I was using Elements 6 in conjunction with an Epson 4900 Pro Printer. I could/did effortlessly make Prints measuring 16.25 X 44.25. My Printer DIED, so I'm now using an son 5000 Printer which produces even BETTER PRINTS than the 4900 did, BUT WITHOUT THE KNOW HOW TO PRODUCE LONG/TALL PRINTS.
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Gents.  This is a somewhat (very) late, thank you for your info on upgrading from PSEv6. Regards.