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Questions pertaining to version 5 of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, a popular image management and editing application. This tag relates specifically to version 5, which was released in June 2013.

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Lightroom: Reject a photo in compare view?

While comparing two photos in Lightroom 5, is there an easy way to reject one or the other? When I hit the X key both are marked as rejected. It is time consuming to make do the comparison using the ...
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Can't move images in a selection (normal selection, not a smart collection) in Lightroom 5 every once in a while

I move around images in selections in Lightroom 5 to get a specific order as I am in reportage photography. It happens - quite often - that suddenly I am not able anymore to move around images in the ...
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How to retain focus point information in exported JPEG's

I just tried out a plugin for Lightroom that shows the used focus points and found that it works fine for RAW files (CR2), but fails for JPEG's. The plugin notifies me that the JPEG doesn't contain ...
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How do I map white balance settings on the Sony NEX to Lightroom?

This answer describes how Lightroom measures white-balance, primarily using a "Temp" slider and secondarily using a "Tint" slider. My Sony NEX-5R seems to use a different system for white balance ...
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Is it possible in Lightroom to change a develop property of multiple photos by a certain amount?

After a long session of "developing" RAW photos I think I over processed most of the photos. I tried lowering the clarity value of some photos and saw that this tamed the over processed look a bit. ...
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Why does Lightroom disable chromatic abberation correction by default?

Why is chromatic aberration correction disabled in Lightroom by default? In my opinion, it is the feature that has to be applied always. This is also what most (to my knowledge) built-in camera JPG ...
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Why does Lightroom only recognise my lens after I set the make?

I have a Tamron 70-300 and use Lightroom 5. When I process photos taken with any of my other lenses, and enable Lens Correction, Lightroom automatically detects the lens make and model. However, when ...
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Does Lightroom accurately show highlight and shadow clipping?

Lightroom has three places in the UI where it shows information about highlight and shadow clipping: The histogram in the Loupe mode. The histogram in the Develop mode. On the image itself, by using ...
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Sharing Lightroom Catalog

My setup is this. I have a iMac Computer that is my main computer running Lightroom 5 / I have subscribed to Adobe Creative Collection so that allows me to instal Lightroom on another computer. I ...
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How can I get Lightroom to be mathematically accurate when cropping to an aspect ratio?

I've been using Lightroom to crop pictures to be square. I'm doing this in the obvious way: in "Develop", click the Crop overlay, lock the padlock, and set the aspect ratio to "1x1". This works, in ...
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Why is Lightroom 5 not rendering what I see in every other JPG viewer?

I'm new to Lightroom 5. To learn I tried to take an existing photo and improve it in the Develop module. I exported the results but the color cast is different in every other JPG viewer and browser ...
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Upgrading path from Lightroom 3 to Lightroom 5

Is it possible to upgrade directly from Lightroom 3 to Lightroom 5 or is it best to go to Lightroom 4 and then to Lightroom 5?
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How do I export a picture from Lightroom without the original?

The JPG file is in lightroom with every detail but I cannot export the file because I transfered the file from a friends flash drive. The error message I get is: "“DSCN1663.JPG” could not be used ...
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Adobe Lightroom Slow after Installing Develop Presets

After installing all VSCO Film Presets on 2 different Macs on Mac OS Mavericks(using Lr 5.4), I've noticed constant hangs and some slowdowns when using it. Prior to installation, software was pretty ...
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list raw files in lightroom

Is there way to retrieve a list of raw file names which correspond to a given filter, in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom? If I want to export files, I only see the way to convert them to jpg images, but ...
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Why do some Lightroom keywords have an asterisk?

Why do some keyword tags on photos have an asterisk after them? for example: Jane* These also show in lists of multiple tags: Bob, Jane*, mom, grill
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Does Lightroom 5 do any lossless operations on JPEGs?

There are many lossless transformations that can be done on JPEGs: Crop Rotate by 90 or 180 degrees in either direction Flip horizontally or vertically Transpose along either diagonal axis Modify ...
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Graduated Filter with Lightroom to adjust Whites and Blacks

I am using Lightroom and I am finding it pretty easy. I'm able to use Graduated Filter with ease as well. There is one thing in one of my photos that I would like to touch up, but only for part of ...
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Are Lightroom 5 Smart-Previews Useful?

Lightroom 5 added new Smart Previews. These let you work with images which are not found or on a disconnected drive, also known as Offline Editing. All Adobe documentation says that Lightroom ...
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How do I move photos from a Lightroom collection to a folder, preserving order?

In Lightroom 5, I have a collection that contains a bunch of photos in a carefully arranged order (User Order). I want to move these photos to a new folder, preserving the order. How do I do this? If ...
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How do I order photos in Lightroom?

In Lightroom 5, I have all my photos in a single folder. I use collections to group my photos (such as "Railway", "Terrace", etc). Within each of these collections, I order my photos in a way that ...
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What can Lightroom folders do that collections or smart collections can't?

What can folders in Lightroom 5 do that collections or smart collections can't do, or can't do in a convenient way? At first glance, it looks like folders are just a more limited version of ...
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Should deleted old catalog after merging two old catalog into new in abode lightroom?

I having problem. i have few collection of lightroom catalog from my past work.Now i want to merge all catalog's into one and delete rest of all except keeping that one fresh. But i am confused, is it ...
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Lightroom 5 Book Module: how to export spreads in .jpeg?

How can I export JPG spreads in the Lightroom 5 Book Module? I need to export to spreads for my album supplier and I have only found how to export to single pages.
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Suggestions for workflow for organizing light room library [duplicate]

I'm trying to come up with a workflow to organize my library in a sensible way and I wanted suggestions about it. I'm pretty new to light room so here's what I've come up with: First of I usually ...
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How do I see the full dynamic range RAWs capture?

RAW files capture a higher dynamic range than JPEGs, like 13EV (in the best case) for my Sony NEX-5R. This lets me make more adjustments in post, but I have trouble visualizing what those adjustments ...
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Can Sony's Image Data Converter do anything Lightroom can't do?

I use a Sony NEX-5R, with Lightroom 5, on a Mac. Bundled with the camera came two pieces of OEM software: Sony's Image Data Converter and Canon's Digital Photo Professional. I had a quick look at ...
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How to use Lightroom across multiple computers? [duplicate]

I am on a mission to organize a large number of photos between three computers. I am wondering if there is a way to use Lightroom across all three computers and, if so, what is the best way to do ...
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How to tether sony a7 to lightroom

I am trying to tether my Sony a7 to my mac using the USB cable with Lightroom 5. But when I start a tethered capture I see a "No Camera Detected" error on the tether panel. My camera LCD shows "USB ...
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Create a track from gps data

How can I create a track or path from a bunch of geotagged photos? I use OS 10.9 and Lightroom 5 but could not find a plugin to do that. I mean to create a .gpx file or another format that can be read ...
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Why are my Lightroom 5 backups freezing?

When I am backing up my Lightroom Catalog it freezes on "Optimizing previews catalog." I even let it sit over night and no progress. When I press "Cancel" I have to Force Quit out of Lightroom to ...
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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 ...