Hello, as I am beginning to use Lightroom trying to figure which version should I adopt, the Classic or the New Lightroom CC. However, one issue i was trying to find out as I migrated my iPhotos library into the LR catalog - why could not do the same with my 10,000 photos I have stored on Flickr ?! Any solution ?
I have photos in Flickr, but they are also on my external hard drives. So, I've never wanted to copy them into Lightroom (that would be duplication). That said, I used Aperture before Apple terminated it and recommended everyone switch to LR. Over the years, I've continued to use what is now LR Classic. I'm comfortable with the on-disk folder structure using multiple external drives (and a couple of 8Tb backup drives to backup the smaller externals). I've seen no reason to start using the LR Cloud version.
My LR catalog is on my MBP in a folder that is backed up with Time Machine. Personally, I've got 4 (1 or 2 Tb) external drives for photos while my wife just started using her 7th. She takes way more photos than I do when we're in the field and rarely deletes any. I think it would be a hassle to have to manage catalogs on each external hard drive. Just be sure there is a backup.