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If you own the CE3 version of a plugin, then you are eligible to upgrade to the CE4 version of that same plugin according to these conditions:
To claim your upgrade, you will need your CE3 order number and email address. Look up your order on this page to access your downloads.
The CE4 plugins are completely redesigned from scratch, so most of the CE3 settings simply wouldn't translate. You will need to redesign your site using the CE4 plugins. We realize this is an inconvenience for some users, but making a clean break from CE3 is for the greater good of the product; we are able to push further ahead by not being beholden to the previous version. We thank you for your understanding, and hope you will find much to like about the new versions as you delve into CE4.
You will want to take different steps for each plugin, so I will attempt to provide you some guidance on how to most effectively tackle the upgrade for your online content.
On your website, the CE3 Publisher online component likely resides in a folder on the top-level of your site:
Do not delete, move or change this folder!
You will now have the CE3 and CE4 versions installed simultaneously:
In Lightroom, do not disable to remove the CE3 Publisher plugin. Install and activate the CE4 Publisher plugin; it's okay to have both installed at the same time. In fact, that's exactly what we want.
You're now all set to run the migration tool, so go read that page. You will probably also want to consult the section below on CE4 Gallery.
If your CE3 website was not using CE3 Publisher to manage galleries, then you will need to recreate, re-export, re-upload and replace your existing CE3 galleries with the new CE4 versions. The process would be much simpler had you been using CE3 Publisher, so this is probably a good opportunity for you to setup with CE4 Publisher going forward.
If you were using CE3 Publisher and are now upgrading to CE4 Publisher, then see above for how to migrate your existing albums.
When creating your new gallery template, there are a few things to keep in mind:
Now, assuming you are migrating from CE3 Standard to CE4 Standard layout, then you've got things easier. If you do not want to re-render your thumbnails, you should:
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