Spring 2012

Spring 2012
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (often referred to as LR) is one of several professional level photo editing and management tools. While previous versions were available for purchase, the latest versions are available by subscription to Adobe's Create Cloud suite of tools. The open source software ...

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Are there any downsides to automatically writing changes to XMP files in Lightroom?

In Lightroom CC, there is an option to automatically save all changes not only to the database, but also to a sidecar .XMP file. This can be useful if one wants to use the RAW files in other programs ...
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Lightroom crashed during export; a few damaged photos. What are my options?

Lightroom CC crashed on me the other day, leaving four damaged photos. Luckily I have the exported photos fine but I would like to recover my working copies if possible. I backup every time it ...
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Lightroom - slow image transfer from tethered camera (OS X, Lightroom)

I'm asking this for a customer, so maybe I'll need some time to answer if you have any questions, because I first have to ask my customer as well ;) I upgraded his machine to OS X 10.11.3 and ...
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How to remove Lightroom changes to JPEG file

I have Lightroom set to save metadata to sidecar files and also set to NOT edit JPEG files. But for some reason it does modify JPEG files in my library. Recently I made a simple edit to these files (...
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How to access photos in network drive from Lightroom without slow performance?

I have my photos on a network drive, about 30,000 photos in about 500 sub-directories. I would like to get access to these photos in Lightroom, so I added the photos directory as folder in Lightroom, ...
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How does Lightroom determine which files are “new” on import?

When importing images into Lightroom, you have the option of "All Photos" or "New Photos". When picking the latter, LR seems to eliminate photos that it already has in the catalog. Once in a while, ...
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in Lightroom, how to search only B&W photos?

I've got a Lightroom library containing only raw files. Some of them are b&w tiff scans or b&w dng files (that I converted from tiff). Now simple task: Search my library for just b&w (...
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How to let users make a photo selection online (pick flag rate)? [closed]

I take all my pictures in RAW, I only want to edit the keepers (obviously) and my users want to make a selection themselves, so pick/discard,flag, rate. Is there a way to have them do that online? ...
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Permanent fix for Lightroom autoplay problem?

I've had an ongoing problem on my Windows 10 system with Lightroom CC not opening via autoplay when I insert a memory card. I managed to fix the issue but every time a Lightroom update is installed ...
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How to avoid circles of light in some images and get rid of them once they're there?

I'm getting circles of light in some of the images taken with my Canon Rebel 2Ti. I see from some explanations they are lens flare... and solution is to use a lens hood. I will try this approach. My ...
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Sony A7 raw processing in Lightroom, way off [duplicate]

I shoot raw with a Sony A7sII and I am really satisfied with the results of the image previews, until I import them into Lightroom. Lightroom shows the processing thumbnail which reflects how I ...
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Can I simplify my workflow by shooting in Adobe RAW? [duplicate]

One thing I don't fully understand is why, when I take a photo with a Nikon and import it in Lightroom, the colors immediately appear desaturated and visibly different than what it looked like in the ...
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How can I emulate film in Lightroom? [duplicate]

I've tried so many different websites trying to find cheap lightroom film emulations. I'd like to achieve looks like these:
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Photo resolution for a large canvas

I'm trying to resize a photo taken with a Canon 5D Mark III for a 36" X 72" canvas at 300ppi through Lightroom 5. I exported the photo at H: 10800 X W: 21600, but the printing company is telling me ...
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Should I bother organising into file system folders in Lightroom or just use metadata?

A while back I was following this method for Lightroom http://ericscouten.com/blog/2012/03/05/lightroom-technique-how-i-organize-my-catalog-and-why-2012-edition It does advocate creating folders on ...
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Why does lightoom 6 not keep my custom crop size

Why does lightoom 6 not keep my custom crop size. I want to print A1 (841mmx594m) size so I set an equivalent custom aspect ratio (8.41 x 5.94) and that worked okay. But then I realized I needed a 5mm ...
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How can I avoid importing tag synonyms as new tags in Lightroom?

I've spent some time in Lightroom setting up tag synonyms and hierarchies to get a structure I'm happy with: And I really want to include most of these synonyms in the exported images. However, ...
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Bookmarking common places in Lightroom?

The Lightroom catalog shows my entire collection, as a tree of directories. If I move from one project to another, I have to navigate the tree. Then, I have to navigate back. Can I set some kind of ...
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Prevent Lightroom from discarding lens model from EXIF

I recently got a Tokina 10-17 mm F mount. Lightroom does not seem to be able to automatically recognize this lens based on NEF files. It does not automatically find the correct lens model for ...
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Lightroom is great BUT the web module doesn't export video. Have any hacks or alternatve workflows?

A big part of my business is exporting web galleries of videos and images. Everything about Lightroom is perfect except the web module just doesn't export videos (just images of the videos). Any ideas ...
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getting photos from “Photos” app on Macbook to Lightroom [duplicate]

Is this possible? I was planning to just import my SD card and import that way, but somehow the files got deleted off my card. I am able to drag the pictures from "Photos" (Mac) onto my desktop and go ...
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What is the recommended workflow for syncing a large Lightroom catalog with Dropbox?

I have a fairly large Lightroom catalog that I want to keep on an external hard drive to preserve space on my Macbook hard drive, as well as keeping originals backed up to Dropbox. Are there any ...
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How to create high res PDF of multiple images from Lightroom or Photoshop on a Mac?

I have Photoshop and LightRoom and I have 10 photos that I want to submit for a magazine. The guideline says Please submit your webitorial as a high res PDF including all images, wardrobe, and team ...
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How do I remove the green and purple fringing from the B&W blouse in this photo?

How can I remove green and purple colors from this photo? In Lightroom, I tried the 'Remove Chromatic Aberration' option but it doesn't help.
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What's a typical Lightroom + Photoshop workflow for “normal” postprocessing?

I just started using Adobe Lightroom CC and shooting in RAW. So far I have been using the "Develop" feature in Lightroom to do my postprocessing, which is basic and usually consists of cropping, ...
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How do I keep Lightroom working together on two Macs?

I have two Macs: an iMac with a 1TB SSD and a MacBook Pro with a 256GB SSD. My goal is to keep the masters on the iMac (where all the pictures are right now, the MacBook is being shipped to me right ...
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How do I standardize white-balancing in Lightroom without using auto?

I want to edit a bunch of photos at once, in Lightroom, to have roughly the same white balance (as close to neutral as possible – not any artistic tinting, or anything). I use a Canon camera to shoot ...
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How can I fix this purple spot in my photo?

As you can see, the peach has a purple spot. I don't know what happened. The light is from the right side. I guess that's the place where the light reflected into the lens. Is there anyway I can ...
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Is there any way in Lightroom to sort photos from multiple days based on time of the day?

I have a folder with holidays photos (7 days). I would like to make a collection witch would sort these photos based on time of the day, without considering the day. For example, all pictures taken ...
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How to read the exported keywords from a Lightroom image file

I have this JPEG file in Lightroom. This file has a set of a set of keywords. Lightroom will show you the "Will Export" keywords. Now I would like to extract those "Will Export" keywords and place ...
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How to achieve this Desaturated/Flat yet Vibrant with Tanned skin tones in LR/PS?

I LOVE the look and style of this photographer and I'm looking to see how she gets this look! The skin tones are tanned, the images also have vibrant colours. EDIT: How is the faded look, the ...
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LightRoom: Any way to get the 'Distortion' effect (far) over 100? Why is it limited?

When I process pictures in LightRoom (newest, CC 2015.4), I often would like to move the sliders over the maximum (or under the minimum) offered. This question is specifically about the 'Distortion', ...
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Problem with clone stamp tool not sampling correctly

Photoshop CC 2015.1.2 release I'm trying to clone out this plug socket but the clone stamp tool seems to either lighten or darken when painting the sample in. It results in a patchy job. I've reset ...
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Why did LR6 soft proofing thought some colors were out of gamut even if they turned out perfect?

I have a calibrated wide-gamut monitor (Dell UP2414Q) and I use it with Windows 10 and Lightroom 6. I wanted to print a photo with a Epson R3000 not installed locally, so I copied the ICC profiles of ...
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What does the “Flux” effect of Instagram do?

Whenever I'm done doing Post on my photos and share on social media, Flux from Insta always seems to magically make my photos "pop". No matter if they're portraits, landscapes - it seems like a very ...
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Can you set the quality of image displayed when zoomed out in Lightroom?

When in Library mode viewing a single image, the image looks blurry . When I click to zoom in, it is very very sharp . When I zoom back out, the sharp version is displayed for a split second at the ...
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Separating videos from photos in Lightroom

I've got about 700 videos in lightroom, and I want them to be separate so I can work on them with a totally separate workflow. I was thinking about removing all the videos from my photo folders and ...
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Will a 7D II with a 100-400 I and 1.4X I Teleconverter show up in Lightroom

I'm looking at buying a 1.4X Mark I teleconverter (I already have a Tamron one that doesn't register) and was just wondering if anyone knows if the Canon Mark I makes itself known in the metadata
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How to edit photo to be pleasing as a desktop wallpaper?

I am using Adobe Lightroom to edit all my photos that I take with my Canon 70D. I shoot in RAW to preserve the detail of an image and have lately been wanting to "optimize" a lot of my photos for ...
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Adobe Lightroom 4.4.1 publishing to flickr

When trying to publish photos to flickr.com I am getting the following error message "Cant update this collection. An internal error occurred: a semicolon character was expected" I havent changed ...
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Database tool for searching GPS location and Lightroom tags?

Context I'm use to programming and using SQL commands to get data from a database or other structure. Question Is there a tool that allows me to say count (and possibly show) all images (in a ...
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Reverse Engineer this processing in lightroom

Wondering if anyone can put a quick eye on these photos below and share what develop edits in Adobe Lightroom they think could help create a similar style in other photos. These were taken by ...
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Lightroom-style Black & White Conversion in Photoshop

Until recently I did almost all my processing in Lightroom, but a combination of its increasingly poor performance and lack of tooling (luminance masks for example), has lead me back to giving ...
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I just upgraded to Lightroom CC from 5.7 and now all my photos are messed up

I just upgraded to Lightroom CC from 5.7 and all my photos look like this now: The problem is in develop mode only. They look fine in the grid and loupe views and when I export them as well. I can ...
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Are there third-party tools to edit Lightroom's catalog?

Context I'm annoyed at how slow Lightroom CC is, even with a catalog of about three thousand images or so. I've tried third party tools to just import and view/delete images from a day's shooting and ...
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How do I get this oversatured-but-not, blown-out-but-not, subtly surreal look?

If you look at the buildings here, they're super-white and blown out-seeming. On the other hand, the black shoes are super-black, as if hand-tinted – same with the green of the leaves. Overall there's ...
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How to migrate from Picasa to Lightroom?

I've been a long time user of Picasa (the Windows desktop application, not Picasa Web Albums), and have roughly 40k photos. The photos are a mix of my own digital snapshots, and scans of my 35mm film ...
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lightroom white balance: choosing between relative and absolute numbers

Sometimes when I develop in Lightroom (2015.3) the temperature range can be selected as a relative slider and number (such as "+100" or "-15"). Sometimes it is given as an absolute number ("4900" or "...