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The catalog is a database used by Adobe Lightroom to track image organization, along with changes to images and their metadata. It is possible to use more than one catalog as and when needed - particularly useful for professional photographers - to prevent any one catalog becoming large and slow.

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How to recover deleted Lightroom files

I was using lightroom last week and was using 'select all' to apply some develop settings to all the image files. I clicked on another file in the timeline so I could delete it but in Lightroom it ...
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Can Lightroom catalogs be created in any other program?

I would like to use a software such as Mosaic to view my photos on my iPad. However, I would prefer not to buy Lightroom, as I (currently) have no use for the RAW editing. So, can Lightroom catalogs ...
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How do I move a photo in Lightroom after it's been added but not copied?

Normally when adding photos to Lightroom, I "Copy as DNG" from my camera's SD card to my external hard drive. Recently someone gave me a DVD containing over a thousand images in JPG format, which I ...
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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 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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Same Lightroom Catalog changes colour tone on different machines?

I've got a Mac Pro which has historically been my only editing machine. I now have a second editor so I need to be able to edit the pics on a second mac too, a Mac mini. I know you cannot work on ...
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Managing multiple catalogs in Lightroom? Between external hard drive and laptop

Before you mark this as a duplicate hear me out. I didn't get my answer from some of the other questions out there. I only have one laptop however I don't want to keep all my photos on it (limited ...
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Multi user access cataloging system?

I am running a studio of 6 artists and I am looking for a solution to organize images essentially exactly like lightroom does but that can be accessed simultaneously by all of the artists. I know that ...
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How to prevent Lightroom's preview folder from growing large?

I'm currently transferring my Lightroom catalog from my laptop to my new desktop PC. I decided to copy both the catalog file itself and the preview files (folder Lightroom 3 Catalog Previews.lrdata). ...
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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 can I manage a Lightroom catalogue across 2 systems without networking?

I have just purchased Lightroom 4, and taking advantage of Adobe's enlightened two system licensing policy, I have it installed on a laptop and desktop PC. I take the laptop with me on trips and often ...
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Using different Lightroom catalogues for Import and Export?

Over the years I have built up a disparate collection of both JPEGs, RAWs and RAW+JPEG from various different cameras, which are currently organised on disk by camera model and then date/event etc. I ...
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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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Moving Lightroom catalog from PC to Macbook using Google Drive

I recently bought a new macbook pro and I'd like to move my existing Lightroom catalog which is on a PC over onto the Macbook. I have a 100gb Google drive account which I think I should be able to ...
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How can I change where Lightroom stores draft edits?

I installed Lightroom with default settings. Apparently one default is to store Draft Edits onto a C: folder. But my C: drive is a relatively small SSD drive and LR fills it up within a few months. ...
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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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Best way to Re-Organize my photos in Lightroom

I started using Lightroom years ago on Version 1 or 2, and back then, I told it to import my photos into a folder, and put the photos into a folder for each day (for example 2006-01-07, etc.). It ...
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Lightroom Multi-Catalog Syncing/Management [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to synchronize Adobe Lightroom databases between two computers? I'm looking for an application to manage multiple Lightroom catalogs for me - I ...
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Should I add my exported photos to my Lightroom catalog?

After processing my RAW files in Lightroom, I often export JPGs to give to people or to post online. I create these files in a directory structure under an \Export top level directory. I'm trying to ...
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Can Lightroom and Photoshop Elements share catalog info?

I like Photoshop Elements 10 cataloguing abilities to find people and objects in photos. I own Lightroom but managing a 30k plus catalog is hard and would appreciate the consumer friendly version in ...
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How should I migrate photos so I don't lose my Lightroom edits

So I guess this is my debut question. I sure hope someone has had a similar experience. I've been editing photos with LR 2.7 on 2 drives (a local MacBook Pro drive and an external Seagate formatted ...
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Lightroom: What data is stored in a Catalog vs. What can be stored in a XMP sidecar?

I always have the setting Automatically write changes into XMP enabled. Unfortunately as I'm still often improving/experimenting with my workflow, I tend to delete/create catalogs every once in ...
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How do you move a Lightroom catalog from one HD to another?

I recently got a new Hard Drive, much larger than my previous one. I'm wanting to move my entire library to the new HD, but I'm not seeing an easy way to do it. Can anyone out there offer me some help ...
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How many images can a Lightroom catalog really handle?

I read here that Lightroom V3 Catalogs can handle lots of images, but the largest database anyone mentioned was 60k. Meh! ;) I currently have over 300k RAW + 200k JPEGs (from days long gone) clocking ...
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How does Lightroom store data about photos?

I've seen numerous mentions of Lightroom's database, or catalog, and having to back it up. Being used to Bridge and Camera Raw, I'm accustomed to seeing sidecar .xmp files alongside my RAW files. ...
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What are best practices for using Lightroom libraries?

How do you organize your lightroom library (libraries)? Since I am a casual photographer, I have a single huge library with all my photos in it. Then I create smart collections to be able to find my ...