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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (often referred to as LR) is one of several professional level photo editing and management tools. While previous versions were available for purchase, the latest versions are available by subscription to Adobe's Create Cloud suite of tools. The open source software ...

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How can I batch process HDR images in Lightroom?

I have taken a series of 8 images for a 360 panoramic shot using bracketed exposure of 3. This produces 24 total images, which I would like to process in lightroom using HDR merge. Currently, I am ...
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Is it possible to tether a Panasonic Lumix G3 with Lightroom or a tablet?

I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3. I purchased it because it was rated the best for non-flash, low light photography, which is mostly what I do at libraries, historical societies, etc. I saw someone ...
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Workflow for third party to tag my Lightroom photos

I keep all my photos (terabytes) in Lightroom. A portion of my photos are ready to sell to Getty and they need to have metadata updated based on my notes and someone doing a lot of work. My virtual ...
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How can I avoid importing tag synonyms as new tags in Lightroom?

I've spent some time in Lightroom setting up tag synonyms and hierarchies to get a structure I'm happy with: And I really want to include most of these synonyms in the exported images. However, ...
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How to prevent these automatic changes to images that are imported into Lightroom?

When I open images in Lightroom for the first time, during the loading process I see images that look "great", but after a while Lightroom applies some automatic processing to these images that ...
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How to remove Lightroom changes to JPEG file

I have Lightroom set to save metadata to sidecar files and also set to NOT edit JPEG files. But for some reason it does modify JPEG files in my library. Recently I made a simple edit to these files (...
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Are there any downsides to automatically writing changes to XMP files in Lightroom?

In Lightroom CC, there is an option to automatically save all changes not only to the database, but also to a sidecar .XMP file. This can be useful if one wants to use the RAW files in other programs ...
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Can you set the quality of image displayed when zoomed out in Lightroom?

When in Library mode viewing a single image, the image looks blurry . When I click to zoom in, it is very very sharp . When I zoom back out, the sharp version is displayed for a split second at the ...
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Lightroom crashed during export; a few damaged photos. What are my options?

Lightroom CC crashed on me the other day, leaving four damaged photos. Luckily I have the exported photos fine but I would like to recover my working copies if possible. I backup every time it ...
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How to view side-car JPGs on lightroom? How to easily manage RAW+JPEG image reviews?

I've been shooting RAW+JPEG and I'm importing them together into Lightroom (i.e. the JPEG becomes a side-car of the RAW file). trouble is, I can't seem to find a way to review the out-of-camera JPEG (...
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“Getting Started with Lightroom Mobile” popup disappears before I can click on it!

I don't know what it's called, but it's the window at the upper left of the LR window that comes up when you click on "getting started with lightroom mobile" or if you've already signed in, "Your name ...
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Will a 7D II with a 100-400 I and 1.4X I Teleconverter show up in Lightroom

I'm looking at buying a 1.4X Mark I teleconverter (I already have a Tamron one that doesn't register) and was just wondering if anyone knows if the Canon Mark I makes itself known in the metadata
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Lightroom - slow image transfer from tethered camera (OS X, Lightroom)

I'm asking this for a customer, so maybe I'll need some time to answer if you have any questions, because I first have to ask my customer as well ;) I upgraded his machine to OS X 10.11.3 and ...
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How to calibrate image darkness (blacks and shadows) between Lightroom and printers?

I sent some images to a printer's to print for card creation, but they have all come out too dark — more blacks and shadows then when I view the image on my screen. I use Adobe Lightroom on a PC. I ...
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Lightroom publish only flagged photos in collection-set while maintaining structure

I'm trying to publish only the flagged photos from a collection-set to my local disk in a folder hierarchy that mimics the collection hierarchy you build within Lightroom. I am aware of "Jeffrey’s “...
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How can I two-way sync metadata between Lightroom catalogs?

During a folder overhaul between two catalogs I found myself ending up with around 7K images where the images lost their metadata. The metadata are still available in the old catalog, but the folder ...
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Is Lighroom available only as a subscription?

I'm really confused by Adobe's marketing strategy. From their site it looks like LR is only available for $10/mo as a part of their Creative Cloud push. I don't trust Adobe, half of their software is ...
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Can I restore raw development changes for moved Lightroom files?

I recently started using Lightroom. I am now aware that you are supposed to manage images within Lightroom, but unfortunately I moved a bunch of directories in Finder and synchronized them via ...
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Lightroom Tethered shooting not working

I'm using a Nikon D5100 and a Surface Pro 3 on windows 10. I'm having issues with the tethered shooting in that 9 times out of 10 it doesn't detect a camera. I can't for the life of me figure out ...
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What photo sharing sites allow frequent re-uploading from Lightroom in the background?

I often find myself wanting to re-upload images shared online, for example after tweaking their develop settings or adding new keywords. Some sharing services only allow new uploads or limited re-...
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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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LightRoom: Any way to get the 'Distortion' effect (far) over 100? Why is it limited?

When I process pictures in LightRoom (newest, CC 2015.4), I often would like to move the sliders over the maximum (or under the minimum) offered. This question is specifically about the 'Distortion', ...
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How to access photos in network drive from Lightroom without slow performance?

I have my photos on a network drive, about 30,000 photos in about 500 sub-directories. I would like to get access to these photos in Lightroom, so I added the photos directory as folder in Lightroom, ...
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in Lightroom, how to search only B&W photos?

I've got a Lightroom library containing only raw files. Some of them are b&w tiff scans or b&w dng files (that I converted from tiff). Now simple task: Search my library for just b&w (...
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How does Lightroom determine which files are “new” on import?

When importing images into Lightroom, you have the option of "All Photos" or "New Photos". When picking the latter, LR seems to eliminate photos that it already has in the catalog. Once in a while, ...
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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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How to let users make a photo selection online (pick flag rate)? [closed]

I take all my pictures in RAW, I only want to edit the keepers (obviously) and my users want to make a selection themselves, so pick/discard,flag, rate. Is there a way to have them do that online? ...
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Permanent fix for Lightroom autoplay problem?

I've had an ongoing problem on my Windows 10 system with Lightroom CC not opening via autoplay when I insert a memory card. I managed to fix the issue but every time a Lightroom update is installed ...
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Sony A7 raw processing in Lightroom, way off [duplicate]

I shoot raw with a Sony A7sII and I am really satisfied with the results of the image previews, until I import them into Lightroom. Lightroom shows the processing thumbnail which reflects how I ...
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How to avoid circles of light in some images and get rid of them once they're there?

I'm getting circles of light in some of the images taken with my Canon Rebel 2Ti. I see from some explanations they are lens flare... and solution is to use a lens hood. I will try this approach. My ...
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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 can I emulate film in Lightroom? [duplicate]

I've tried so many different websites trying to find cheap lightroom film emulations. I'd like to achieve looks like these:
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Match colors in Lightroom to other editing tools

I noticed that sometimes Lightroom develops a raw image quite differently from my Canon camera or DPP (Digital Photo Professional by Canon). Even if in 90% of the cases I'm happy with Lightroom, in ...
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Can I simplify my workflow by shooting in Adobe RAW? [duplicate]

One thing I don't fully understand is why, when I take a photo with a Nikon and import it in Lightroom, the colors immediately appear desaturated and visibly different than what it looked like in the ...
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Photo resolution for a large canvas

I'm trying to resize a photo taken with a Canon 5D Mark III for a 36" X 72" canvas at 300ppi through Lightroom 5. I exported the photo at H: 10800 X W: 21600, but the printing company is telling me ...
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Why does my Lightroom/Photoshop preview change after loading?

Everybody who is using Lightroom probably has seen this: You have imported RAW files. Lightroom shows a preview, but contrast and color of the preview change after a few short seconds to a slightly ...
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Should I bother organising into file system folders in Lightroom or just use metadata?

A while back I was following this method for Lightroom http://ericscouten.com/blog/2012/03/05/lightroom-technique-how-i-organize-my-catalog-and-why-2012-edition It does advocate creating folders on ...
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Lightroom colour issue with secondary monitor

I have a laptop and I've connected a second monitor to it, I've done some calibration on its menus so that it has the same look as my laptop but when I open lightroom's two monitors mode, you can see ...
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Why does lightoom 6 not keep my custom crop size

Why does lightoom 6 not keep my custom crop size. I want to print A1 (841mmx594m) size so I set an equivalent custom aspect ratio (8.41 x 5.94) and that worked okay. But then I realized I needed a 5mm ...
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How to emulate the in-camera processing in Lightroom? [duplicate]

I'm a beginner in matters of digital photo processing (and photography for that record). I already know that the RAW file is a dump of raw sensor data with no processing whatsoever applied to it. My ...
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Bookmarking common places in Lightroom?

The Lightroom catalog shows my entire collection, as a tree of directories. If I move from one project to another, I have to navigate the tree. Then, I have to navigate back. Can I set some kind of ...
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Prevent Lightroom from discarding lens model from EXIF

I recently got a Tokina 10-17 mm F mount. Lightroom does not seem to be able to automatically recognize this lens based on NEF files. It does not automatically find the correct lens model for ...
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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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How can I find dust in Photoshop similar to the Lightroom feature Visualize Spots?

Adobe Lightroom 5 came out with a new feature called "Visualize Spots" that helps you to find dust. More information on the feature can be found here: Adobe Help How can I achieve a similar function ...
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Lightroom is great BUT the web module doesn't export video. Have any hacks or alternatve workflows?

A big part of my business is exporting web galleries of videos and images. Everything about Lightroom is perfect except the web module just doesn't export videos (just images of the videos). Any ideas ...
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getting photos from “Photos” app on Macbook to Lightroom [duplicate]

Is this possible? I was planning to just import my SD card and import that way, but somehow the files got deleted off my card. I am able to drag the pictures from "Photos" (Mac) onto my desktop and go ...
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What is the recommended workflow for syncing a large Lightroom catalog with Dropbox?

I have a fairly large Lightroom catalog that I want to keep on an external hard drive to preserve space on my Macbook hard drive, as well as keeping originals backed up to Dropbox. Are there any ...
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Lightroom-style Black & White Conversion in Photoshop

Until recently I did almost all my processing in Lightroom, but a combination of its increasingly poor performance and lack of tooling (luminance masks for example), has lead me back to giving ...
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How do you import the new OS X Photos app to Adobe Lightroom?

I recently purchased a new camera to start my photography hobby. I have an SD card that I put into my Macbook Pro, and was able to easily import pictures from it into Lightroom. This didn't work, ...
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How to create high res PDF of multiple images from Lightroom or Photoshop on a Mac?

I have Photoshop and LightRoom and I have 10 photos that I want to submit for a magazine. The guideline says Please submit your webitorial as a high res PDF including all images, wardrobe, and team ...