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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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Lightroom plugin development — is it worth it?

I recently upgraded my photo organization and management workflow from "nothing at all" to Lightroom 4, and while I'm generally very pleased with the software, one feature that it's sorely lacking is ...
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How to get rid of smoke in this fireworks photo in post processing

This was a 6 seconds on f/11 exposure with 100 ISO. The sky wasn't dark so I couldn't use the black t-shirt trick here. Anyway, how can I lose the smoke using Adobe Lightroom 4 or Adobe Photoshop?
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Recommended start point for sharpening RAW Images

I'm just beginning to get back into serious photography after a very long time away. I've toyed with digital, but this is my first foray into trying to do controlled creative work in the digital ...
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How do I get Lightroom 4 to respect custom shooting profile on 5d Mk II? [duplicate]

I've got a profile loaded on to my 5D for use when we're shooting video for our clients. The profile gives us a very flat, almost desaturated image that we can dress up in post. When I shoot RAW ...
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Is Lightroom 4 quicker if I use a separate catalog per image folder?

I am trying to improve my workflow and was wondering if I could achieve a greater level of performace from Lightroom 4 if I were to create a separate catalog for each time I import.
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RAW to TIF conversion creating GINORMOUS TIF Files

My wife is a photographer (Nikon D700, edits in Win7 Adobe CS5 suite) and mentioned yesterday that she's out of hard drive space. When I inspected, I found GIGANTIC .TIF files on her drive, ranging ...
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In Lightroom how can I see all photos that have been modified after they were exported

I am using Adobe Lightroom 4 and shoot RAW+JPG. I normally post process all my images and then bulk export them back out to JPG when done overwriting the original JPGs but sometimes I might forget to ...
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How can I find images with dimension larger than width/height in Lightroom

I have some panorama images in my library and need to handle these differently than the regular images. Usually I color mark these manually, but now I have a rather large set of images and would like ...
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Is there anything to watch out for when upgrading Lightroom 3 to 4?

If I decided to take the plunge and upgrade from LR3 to LR4, does LR4 manage the migration of my catalogs for me automatically, when opening it for first time? Are there any things that break or that ...
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Lightroom 4: Delete edit from history other than the most recent one?

Let's say I've made 4 edits in LR4, in descending recentness: Contrast Punch Auto Tone Crop Now, I want to undo the Auto Tone, but leave everything else. Is such a thing possible, or do I have to ...
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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 features in Lightroom 4 make it worth upgrading?

The first beta release of Lightroom 4 was released today. If you've managed to download it and have a play with it yet, what features have impressed you enough to want to upgrade?
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What's the difference between adding contrast and simultaneously darkening highlights and brightening shadows in Lightroom?

In Lightroom 4, when editing a RAW file, what's the difference (if any) between the following edits: A). +30 Contrast Or B). -30 Highlights, +30 Shadows. Do these do the same thing?
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How can I import multiple cards into Lightroom simultaneously?

Photographers with more than one camera body, or who use several cards in a session, would benefit greatly from being able to import from more than one card into Lightroom without having to start ...
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In LR smart-collections, what is the difference between 'contains', 'contains all' and 'contains the words'?

When I create a smart-collection in Lightroom 4(.2rc) and select keywords to filter against, I got three different 'contains' to select from: contains contains all contains the words I wonder what ...
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Is there a way to have Lightroom include the cropped aspect ratio in the filename when the file is exported?

I am exporting my files to be printed by an outside service and I know before hand when working in the develop module what size I want the print to be. So I set the crop aspect ratio to be what I ...
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How Does Lightroom 4 Coexist with 3.6?

The Lightroom 4 Beta is out and I want to try but it is Beta, so potentially not working so great. So what happens if Lightroom 4 gets installed to my existing Lightroom? Think it is possible to ...
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Lightroom 4 - Geocoding photos using location-based keywords

I have tagged all my photos consistently with location-based keywords, e.g. Geography > France > Paris. Is there a way to automatically copy this information from my Geography keyword hierarchy to the ...
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Geotagging vs. Keywording

I used to keyword all my photos with the "Where?" keywords so that I easily could find photos from a certain location. But with the arrival of Lightroom 4 geotagging and reverse geocoding has become a ...
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How can I manually mark a photo/video as successfully published in Lightroom 4?

I'm using Lightroom 4 on Windows 7 to manage my photos and videos. I also use it to publish photos and videos to SmugMug. I recently published a video that is about 700 MB in size. Lightroom ...
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Lightroom 4.1 HDR (From other source than Photoshop)

I'm trying to use the new feature of lightroom 4.1 that allows us to edit 32bits floating point tif directly within Lightroom. The workflow seems easy enough when you have Photoshop but I do not. I ...
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How can I downsample high-resolution shots with Lightroom?

I have many casual travel shots taken with a high resolution camera. I want to take the shots with high resolution because I'm not sure on beforehand if I want to print big or crop. After reviewing ...
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How can I export reduced resolution RAW files from Lightroom?

I read that in Lightroom 4 is possible to export reduced resolution raw files. Does anybody know how to do it?
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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 you Geocode photos based on a GPX track in Lightroom 4?

Lightroom 4 adds geotagging capabilities, including the ability to load GPX tracks from a GPS recorder. I used to use Microsoft Pro Photo Tools (now discontinued) which would cross reference the ...
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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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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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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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What is the best practice in using LR/Enfuse?

I have Lightroom 4 and have downloaded LR/Enfuse for Mac. I have checked out the information on using Enfuse but with my endeavours are not that happy with the results. That is I was expecting a ...
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Mass reverse geocoding in Lightroom or an external tool

I have nearly 3000 images in my Lightroom library that have GPS data but no textual location info. How can I mass reverse geocode all these pictures?
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Why does Lightroom 4 CR2 “Edit in Photoshop” make a TIF file?

when I right-click an image (CR2) and select "Edit in Photoshop" Lightroom first creates a TIF. Can I turn this off? Or what is the point? Is this actually useful? I normally optimize the Raw-File in ...
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Can't find recovery and others menus in LR4

I made my first new import on LR4 after importing the old catalogue, but I don't find the recovery, fill lights and other slider from raw shoots! I checked the old pictures which I did import with LR3 ...
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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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Why does Lightroom 4 not have chromatic aberration sliders?

I've upgraded to version 4 and so far so good until I was to correct the chromatic aberration in one photo. I like to shoot wide open with my normal lens and the Canon 50mm f1.4 produces significant ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for 4x6 crop in Lightroom 4, or way to set a default aspect ratio?

I spend a lot of time cropping photos into the 4x6 aspect ratio in order for friends and family to get prints. When I switch to the crop tool, Lightroom always starts with an unlocked, "Original" ...
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Is there a way to export from lightroom to multiple formats simultaneously?

I frequently need to photograph my wife's textile works and output the results in several formats. She wants high quality, large jpegs; tiffs; and smallish jpegs for her web site, all of which go into ...
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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 change the settings in Lightroom 4 in order to be able to flag only the image I've focused on and not the all selected photos?

How can I change the settings in Lightroom 4 in order to be able to flag only the image I've focused on and not the all selected photos? Few days ago I could flag (pick, reject or star) only the ...
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Can I exclude subtags when searching for a tag?

I have a question about Adobe Lightroom 4: Say I have a keyword "parent" and a nested keyword (subtag) "child" under that keyword. Some photos are tagged with "parent", other are (only) tagged with ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for the “All Photographs” collection in Lightroom?

I often find myself inside a collection in Lightroom and I want to jump to the "All Photographs" view leaving my selection intact. I can do this via the mouse by going to the Catalog panel and ...
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What to do in Lightroom when shooting both RAW and JPEG?

I have recently started: Shooting both RAW & JPEG Using Lightroom 4 Currently when I import my photos into Lightroom I am using the (default) option to ignore duplicates, this means that only ...
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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 create Lightroom 4 import customization using filename and path?

I want my photos to be stored like this YYYY/YYYY-MM-DD_Name_of_shooting/YYYY-MM-DD_Name_of_shooting_001.nef (The date is the date of shooting) Is it possible to setup LR 4 in such a way that the ...
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Tethered capture much slower with LR4.2 (64bit) compared to DPP

Note: this is a repost. I initially posted it on the "adobe lightroom" group on Flickr. But so far, I've not received any useful answers. So I'm trying so see if it connects here. When I try to use ...
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LR Moving pictures from computer

In an attempt to try and organize my pictures I moved them into one folder LR4 using LR to do this. It also helped eliminate duplicates. But what it also did was I forgot I had the logo checked. So ...
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Can I restore metadata wiped out by Topaz using Lightroom?

When using Lightroom, I edit a photo in Topaz Adjust. When the edited photo is imported back into Lightroom, some of the metadata is missing - namely the focal length, ISO, shutter speed, and ...
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How do I backup raw files and lightroom metadata without running lightroom?

I am new to Lightroom and started using it when Lightroom4 beta was released. I was using Lightroom4 beta on a test machine. I have few raw files (NEF) imported and edited in Lightroom. The trial ...
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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?