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Questions pertaining to version 4 of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, a popular image management and editing application. This tag relates specifically to version 4, which was released in March 2012.

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How to undo Lightroom adjustment brush on all photos?

I accidentally applied the adjustment brush from one photo to over 100 of them by copying the development sessions. It was quite early on in the editing process and couldn't fix it by using undo. I ...
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Lightroom encountered an error when reading from the preview cache

I have been having major issues with Lightroom recently. It took me 3hrs last night to export three sets of images because of this error. The error comes at any point, during editing, during export, ...
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How can I clean up Lightroom removed RAW files and other files?

I have a lot of images that were removed in Lightroom. I understand though that the RAW file is kept when doing a remove rather than a delete? How can I remove these RAW files which have been removed ...
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How can I move around the image with a tool selected in Lightroom?

When you zoom in on a Lightroom image e.g. to retouch someone's face, Is there a way to move to another part of the image while you have one of the tools selected (brush for example)? The way I have ...
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How can I rename virtual copies in Lightroom to match a previous export sequence?

A certain part of my workflow involves importing images into LR with their original names (DSC_Whatever), editing them and exporting as a new name e.g. LL_001. The new name is a custom name including ...
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How can I get multiple different images on one page in Lightroom's custom print layouts?

In the print section of Lightroom, it's possible to create your own photo packages or sheets with for example, three images on a single page. I love this feature but have always had one problem that ...
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How can I remove shine on someone's face in Lightroom?

What is the best method in Lightroom for removing shine from someone's face that is highlighted in only certain areas. I have come across the skin smoothing tool but it just lowers the clarity and ...
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Lightroom- Renaming timeline files to the exported name

After importing files in LR, they keep their name that the camera gave them (e.g. DSC123) I then export them using a different name and that means that when I compare exported photos to those in LR, I ...
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Lightroom- How to import into same folder from different day?

I often import files to lightroom then rename the folder as the client's name but after a couple of days I might do some more photos for them or finish the shoot. The issue is that lightroom imports ...
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Can I output from Lightroom with zero padded numbered names for use in contact cards?

I use lightroom to export photos as it enabled you to use a sequential number, it looks like this: Flower-1.jpg The problem is that it doesn't seem to allow any preceding zeros so when I export them ...
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Does Lightroom take sensor size into account when applying lens correction profiles?

I have a question about using the lightroom lens correction profiles for cameras other than full frame. I have been using a Tamron 24-70 which is known for having slight vignetting (full frame only) ...
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Is it possible to adjust the user interface scaling in Lightroom on high-DPI display?

Is it possible to adjust Lightroom 4.4 so the user interface is usable on a 15" UHD (a.k.a 4K) display? There only appears to be a setting for Font size:
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LR4: Cannot pan using arrow keys [duplicate]

When viewing an image in zoomed mode, the up-down arrow keys do not allow me to pan in it. I have not found any other shortcuts to pan without using the mouse.
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Adobe Lightroom - Add keywords to multiple photos while in Loupe View?

While in Grid View of the Library module, I can select multiple photos and add a keyword to all of them at the same time. I can do that by either opening the Keywording panel and clicking on tags from ...
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How to get this washed out look in lightroom [duplicate]

How to get this low contrast washed flared look for portraits in lightroom https://www.flickr.com/photos/emsoto/
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Is it possible to extract a JPEG that has been converted into DNG?

It's possible to convert JPEG's to DNG in Lightroom. Is it possible to extract the original JPEG again after conversion (a 1:1 identical copy to the originally imported one) later on?
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How can I easily remove duplicate images from multiple stacks?

I've got an interesting issue that's more of a frustration than an actual problem. Basically, I had to merge some catalogs and as a result I have ended up with a great number of duplicate entries in ...
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Lightroom Import - how to exclude .thumbnails folder

I am importing using Lightroom 4.4.2 from an Android device. The device generates thumbnails of the full size images and saves them in a .thumbnails folder inside the DCIM folder. LR sees this folder ...
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Lightroom EXPORT not recognized by external programs

I am using Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS6, and InDesign CS6 on a Mac (Lion). I thought Lightroom's EXPORT function wrote edits into the photo file, BUT although Photoshop recognizes the Lightroom edits ...
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Lightroom 4.4 - on synchronizing folder, LR says photos are missing but are not, and requests remove + re import?

I recently discovered that when I try to "synchronize a folder" in which I have added new photos to (CR2 raw files), this pop up shows up in Lightroom 4 (Mac): It says that my images in that ...
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How do I select just the photos with the top level keyword in Lightroom?

I have been developing a keyword hierarchy whilst keywording my 10,000 photos in Lightroom 4. So, it's grown and developed as I have gone along - with an increasing use of hierarchy based keywording. ...
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How can I completely avoid noise for stock photography with my Canon 650D?

I bought the Canon 650D about six months ago and have taken almost 1000 photos with it todate. I always shoot Raw+ jpg so I never really had the need to process my Raw files until now when I got ...
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Older Lightroom and newer Camera (e.g. Lightroom 4.4 and EOS 70D) - will it work?

Currently I'm using Lightroom 4.4 and I do not plan to upgrade at the moment. But I want to buy the new EOS 70D. Today I read that Lightroom 5.2 will support the EOS 70D raw-format. So what did this ...
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Why are minor differences appear magnified when synced to the same parameters in Lightroom?

In a night photography setup, I took many shots in order to do a time lapse. When post-processing, I adjusted the first photo to my taste and then synchronized all of them. As for result, each photo ...
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How can I save metadata changes to master photos in Lightroom?

Here's a situation where I would like Lightroom to alter my master photos. I have some photos that I took on October 30, 2011 with the capture time at around 15:00 hours. The date is correct but the ...
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How do I change camera settings inside Lightroom using tethered capture?

So I decided to have a go at tethered capture inside Lightroom. I have the camera connected, powered on, drivers were found and installed, Lightroom can see the camera and I can even shoot with it ...
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Is there an option in Lightroom for listing the missing (questionmarked) photos?

I am looking for a way to list or filter out the photos that are reported as missing or offline. I have seen at least two photos in Library with a question mark. The folder itself didn't have a ...
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Why are my pictures noisy when zoomed at 1:1 in Lightroom 4?

I am shooting with Nikon D7000 and 18-105mm lens and RAW only not (RAW+JPEG). When I import my pics in Lightroom 4 and zoom it at 1:1 both in Library and develop modules I see a lot of noise, though ...
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Lightroom 4 trial finished - edits now not available in Lightroom 3?

I had downloaded a trial of Lightroom 4. Did some edits from one of the shoots. Now the trial has expired (I can't buy it yet, as budget won't allow me) I'm not able to see these changes in my ...
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How can I exclude nested keywords from a Lightroom smart collection?

I like to keep track of where I take a picture, and of course, what is in the picture. Often the two are not the same: I might be on top of a mountain, taking a picture of another peak. I have the ...
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Does Dfine 2 have multiple file processing limitations in LightRoom?

I have Lightroom 4.4 and the free trial of the Nik collection. I have 160 images that I'd like to run through Dfine 2 for noise reduction. If I select multiple images and send them to the plugin ...
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Best way to produce photo books out of Lightroom?

I'm disappointed with the book module in Lightroom 4. It seems to be bound to one single publisher (blurb) and while I don't even mind using blurb, the biggest disappointment is that you cannot ...
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How to modify Lightroom 4 presets?

I downloaded a few LR4 presets. One of them is adding some vignetting which I do not like. I do not see any vignetting applied in LR4 Develop Module. Is there a way to remove it?
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Just upgraded to a newer version of Photoshop, how do I get Lightroom to recognize it?

I had PS5.1 when I installed LR4 and now I have CS6, but LR4 still opens everything in CS5.1. How do I make it open everything in CS6?
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How do I preserve commas when exporting metadata from Lightroom to csv?

I am using LR/Transporter to export metadata from Lightroom to a .csv file. For the most part this works flawlessly. However, if I have a comma in the Caption field anything after that comma gets ...
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In Lightroom, how can I automatically apply profile corrections on import?

I almost always want the profile correct applied, but it's an extra step. Any ideas on how to apply these automatically?
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Reorganizing After Import In Lightroom

When I import into LR I get a lot of options about how I want the imported photos to be put into folders in the destination. Is there someway I can access that flexibility when moving photos that ...
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Organize messy collection of raw files

Over the years I used different cameras and have a huge messy picture collection. To be sure not to loose any pictures I copied them several times on different external hard drives changing often the ...
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How can I reset the aspect ratio in Lightroom 4?

Hi why is there a change in aspect ratio in library and develop mode ? library - http://i.imgur.com/evKXrBZ.png develop - http://i.imgur.com/jrnyECx.jpg How do I reset it to get back to the ...
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How to darken the background and have the subjects in color?

I have an image and I want to darken the background and keep the subject in colour. How do I do that? Test image : ...
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How to add EXIF Lens data in Lightroom for unknown lens?

One of my prime lenses is non-electronic and so the photos EXIF data does not include any lens information. These show up in Lightroom 4.3 as "Unknown". I see no way through Lightroom to add this ...
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Why does my Lightroom library now show two photos with the same file number?

My dilemma is about editing a photo in the Develop mode in Lightroom 4. Why does the library now show two photos with the same file number, the original and the edited photo. The edited photo, with ...
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Editing RAW files with LR, Photoshop and Nik Software

Assuming one has LR, Photoshop and Nik Plugins for Photoshop, is it possible to edit a RAW in Photoshop (from LR), apply Nik presets, and move back to LR, all in RAW format?
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Change all Image folders in Lightroom 4.3 at once

In my last catalog my photos directory was //192.0.2.77/Photos After re-installing Lightroom 4.3 some time later that has changed to //SERVER/Photos How can I change all sub-folder directories at ...
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Canon DSLR Lens Correction

In Canon DSLRs there is an option to automatically correct Lens Vignetting and Color Fringing. When enabling this option, would it still be necessary to enable lens correction in LR4/Photoshop? If ...
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What workflow order makes sense with Lightroom 4 and Nik Software?

I was thinking about how to optimize my workflow with these two tools and seek for advice. I would say one possible workflow would be the one below: adjust basic settings (exposure, black/white, ...
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Processing photos with Lightroom 4 and Nik Software

My understanding is that when editing a photo with Nik Software, you cannot process a raw file directly. Which format would be best to use amongst the option the plugin provides? Also, if processing ...
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Multiple soundtracks for Lightroom 4? [closed]

In developing a Slide Show from Lightroom 4, is it possible to add more than one Soundtrack and if so, how? I would like to use 2 to 3 different Soundtracks for the Slide Show presentation.
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How do I sort digital photos and scans together in Lightroom 4?

I have many images captured with a digital camera and many that I've scanned from negatives and stills. I use the Edit Capture Date... option to set the capture time of the scan. However, when I sort ...
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Which Lightroom 4.3 import presets will best replicate Nikon's Vivid Picture control setting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Lightroom import presets should I use to get output like that from Capture NX? This question is very similar to this question asked 2 years ago. However, its 2 ...