It’s always a pain when Lightroom opens, it opens the last opened catalog. That’s OK if you just have 1 catalog, but when you have, like me, more than 1 catalog, it’s a problem. So either open Lightroom with the last opened catalog, wait for the opening and then switch or:

  • On the Desktop, Press CTRL and double-click on the Lightroom shortcut, and you will get:

Lightroom: Select Catalog on Opening

Lightroom: Select Catalog on Opening

And with that, you can either:

  1. Select an existing catalog from the history with the down arrow.
  2. Select an existing catalog by clicking on the Change button and browsing.
  3. Create a brand new empty catalog.