.LRCAT File Extension

Lightroom Catalog File

You can open an LRCAT file in Adobe Lightroom Classic. To do so, select File → Open Catalog from the program's menu bar. Then, navigate to and open your LRCAT file. An LRCAT file is a Lightroom cata...

General Information

Title LRCAT File Extension
Extension .lrcat
Full Form Lightroom Catalog File
File Type Database File
Developer Adobe Systems
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Store database
Additional Functions Index photos, store edits
Features Non-destructive editing, Metadata storage

File Characteristics

Quality Not applicable
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable Within Lightroom

Use Cases

Photo Management Yes
Photo Editing Yes
Professional Photography Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Corruption risk
Best Practices Regular backups, Avoid direct editing

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2007
Associated with Adobe Lightroom versions

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .lrdata, .lrtemplate, .xmp

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Adobe Lightroom Classic Subscription Windows, Mac