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.LRCAT File Extension

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

What is an .LRCAT file?

.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 Open .LRCAT file on different platforms

Open .LRCAT File on Windows

  • Right-click a .LRCAT
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .LRCAT file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .LRCAT files" Press "Ok"

Open .LRCAT File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .LRCAT file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .LRCAT File on Linux

Right click on the .LRCAT file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .LRCAT File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .LRCAT file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .LRCAT File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .LRCAT files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

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.)