The Elements Organizer can convert catalogs from Photoshop Album or previous versions of the Elements Organizer to a format compatible with newer versions of the Elements Organizer. For example, the Elements 8 Organizer can convert an Elements 6 Organizer catalog to the catalog format Elements 8 uses.
Note: The Elements 9 Organizer on Mac OS does not convert catalogs from previous versions.
If you used Photoshop Album or a previous version of Elements Organizer, and then installed a newer version, you're prompted to convert the earlier-version catalog. When the prompt appears, select Yes to start the conversion process. Alternatively, select No and you can convert the catalog later.
You can also initiate a catalog conversion using the Catalog Manager. For more information, see Convert a catalog in the Elements Organizer Help.
Note: If your catalog is stored in a non-default location, it doesn't appear in the Convert Catalog window by default. To display catalogs stored in custom locations, select Find More Catalogs and then navigate to the location of the catalog.
Note: Catalogs that you have previously converted, including catalogs previous versions of the Elements Organizer converted, don't appear in the Convert Catalog window by default. To display previously converted catalogs, select Show Previously Converted Catalogs.