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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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Why does Lightroom create a new copy of the image before editing it by another program?

Why does Lightroom always create a new copy of the image whenever I edit the image with a 3rd party plugin? Why not just add an option to let you choose if you want to use the original raw file, ...
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Why doesn't editing photos from Lightroom in Photoshop post-Lighroom adjustments work right?

Mac, Lightroom 4.0, Photoshop CS5.1 So I import a photo from my camera using Lighroom (CR2 from EOS 5D Mk II) Do some Lightroom adjustments to edit the image (Done here to display the obvious ...
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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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What would I lose by deleting old Lightroom backup folders?

So I've noticed that the size of my harddisk drive that has the Lightroom backups is decreased dramatically. This is because it contains many Lightroom backups. I've almost 10,000 photos in my ...
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Prepare to format my PC and backing up my photos in Lightroom 4

So finally I've enough time to format my pc and install Windows 7, I have Lightroom 4 and I want to know how can I backup my photos, catalog and settings so I can retrieve them in Lightroom 4 after ...
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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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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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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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Lightroom mass revert of multiple operations after unwanted auto-sync

In my Lightroom 4.1, few days ago, I've screwed 800 of my photographs by selecting them and misusing the Auto-Sync functionality of the Develop module. The affected photos were developed before and ...
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How do I do advanced editing of videos in Lightroom 4?

Lightroom 4 provides basic video editing features in the Library module using the Quick Develop panel. The adjustments it allows are limited to: Treatment (Color/Black & White) White Balance ...
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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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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 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 ...
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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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How to scale down images in Lightroom while maintaining quality?

I am working with a product photographer who is having issues understanding dpi and resolution. She is shooting products to go onto a website using a Canon 5D and an ortery box. I have asked her to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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False colour effect in lightroom

I'm trying to do a false colour effect on my IR foto's, however I can figure out how to do a false colour by swapping Red and Blue channels. What do I have to do to get a false colour effect in ...
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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 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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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 choose Render Previews in Lightroom?

During import, I had selected Render Previews ยป Minimal. Now I want to select the keepers, but every time I go to the next photo, it's first pixelated, then it's loaded. I usually shoot a couple ...
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Renaming Photos in Sequential Alphabetical order

Before I start writing an AppleScript to do this I was wondering if anyone knew of any way to rename photos in Sequential Alphabetical Order. Let me give you an example. For one of the papers I do ...
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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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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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Lightroom is not showing Photo correctly

I have 3-4 Photos in LR that in Library / Develop / Preview looks like this: The File itself seems to be fine as it show properly in other tools. Any idea how to fix this in LR?
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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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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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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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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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Image file tagging in OS X Mavericks based on Lightroom tags possible?

I use Lightroom 5 to organize my photos. Every photo is tagged and I rely heavily on smart folders based on metadata and these tags. OS X Mavericks provides a better support for tags on the operation ...
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Excluding nested keywords from 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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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.