File Extension Library

.LRCAT File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems Incorporated
  • Category: Various data Files

What are .LRCAT files and how to open them?

Can't open .LRCAT file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .LRCAT file.

What is a .LRCAT file extension?

.LRCAT file extension is created by Adobe Systems Incorporated. .LRCAT has been classified as Various data Files.

.LRCAT is Adobe Lightroom catalog file

File extension lrcat is related to Adobe Lightroom and used for its Lightroom catalog files.

The program supports the creation of multiple databases - also known as catalogs (for individual clients and photo projects or for students and their corresponding assignments for example).

Lightroom catalogs can be located on a local, remote or removable drive for those who need portability. It can be a big file with common name: catalog-default.lrcat.

Catalog contain all information about photos imported to Lightroom, original source photos paths, meta information, ratings, keywords, photo settings etc.

How to open:

Use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to open .lrcat catalog files.

How to convert:

You can export photos from catalog using Lightroom, but you need source photos as well. Catalog itself is only a database file.

How to fix problems with .LRCAT files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .LRCAT files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .LRCAT file format
  2. You need to check the .LRCAT file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)