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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is one of several professional level photo editing and management tools. It is commonly compared to Apple Aperture.

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How does Saturation in Lightroom work?

I checked the HSB values (using Photoshop Elements) of the same pixel before and after a saturation adjustment in Lightroom - here is the information: Before Saturation: RGB: 159, 189, 233, Gray: ...
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How do I stack two photos in Photoshop to reduce noise?

I tried stacking two pictures in Photoshop to create a final image with less noise. But I ended up with a pic that had more. Is there any other way to stack two pictures so that there is less noise? ...
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PS Elements vs Lightroom for image management

If I acquire Lightroom to use with my PS Elements program, should I move my database to Lightroom? I have used PS Elements for many years (currently PSE 12) and have a 40,000 image database. I Have ...
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Lightroom - How Do I find Photos that are Missing Copyright Metadata?

On my last import, I realized that my copyright information wasn't being applied automatically. I don't know how long Lightroom has been doing this, but I need to go back and apply the missing ...
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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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Lightroom - Vivid faces effect [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out the name of this effect and how to achieve it in Lightroom or Photoshop.
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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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GPS location information does not seem to be recognised by Lightroom 5.7.1

The gps location info in the image file from my Canon 6D is not read by Lightroom 5.7.1. Is there some setting that needs to be turned on?
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How do I create Lightroom smart collection containing all virtual copies?

I want to create a smart collection that contains all virtual copies that I've created. Is there any way to do this in lightroom.
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Can Lightroom facilitate the consolidation of 2 external drives to a third?

I have two large external drives with about 2.5 TB of data. About half the storage is images and videos that I want to put on a new NAS drive/device. I don’t want to carry over junk, duplicates and ...
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Lightroom on external HHD and used on two computers with Mobile

I have my lightroom on an external hdd connected via USB 3, and I switch between my desktop and laptop with some regularity. My question though is regarding LR Mobile. Will it sync normally from both ...
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How to soften harsh shadows during post processing?

Question as per title; how do I soften harsh shadows during post-processing? Yea I know I should probably get it right in camera, and probably use a flash, so I hope no one tells me that. The story ...
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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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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 ...
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Is there an easy way to export images in their original state in Lightroom?

There are a couple of photos that I have adjusted using camera raw in Lightroom. Now I want to export those images in their original state (before adjustments). But I can't find any shortcut to do it. ...
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What might cause horizontal artifacts in Lightroom after import?

I have some old photos on the SD card in my Sony A57. After importing into Lightroom, there are horizontal artifacts on most of the imported photos. This is a screen grab of Lightroom displaying one ...
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What does the “paper folded slightly up” symbol mean in Lightroom?

In this screen shot, there is a symbol in the lower left corner of my image in the grid view. What is the significance of this symbol?
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What does the Basic Highlights adjustment do, and what if I want more than “100”?

I have some excessively exposed images that show tremendous improvement in Lightroom Develop when I drag the Basic "Highlights" slider all the way to the left (to -100). What I don't understand is ...
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Tablet for use with Lightroom 5 [closed]

Any suggestions for a graphic tablet (PC compatible) for a novice user?
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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 ...
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How do I measure the correlated color temperature of a light source with a DSLR without a gray card?

By curiosity, I tried to measure the correlated color temperature of different light sources in my house by taking a photo of a white object (a piece of paper) lit by a single source at a time. The ...
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Jpeg images are zoomed and ORF files are not in Lightroom 5

I am using Lightroom 5 and imported jpeg and raw images from my OMD EM1 shot with the 12-40mm kit zoom lens. Some of the jpeg images seem to be zoomed while the raw (orf) images are not for the same ...
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Lightroom destroying RAWs during import [migrated]

When I import raws (5D mark III and/or 6d) into Lightroom (5.5- 5.7) it sometimes does this to to actual file during import: The files on the card are normal and undamaged. Anybody got an idea how ...
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Importing Flickr tags into Lightroom as keywords [duplicate]

I currently use the built in publish to Flickr service in Lightroom 5.7. If I add a keyword to a picture in Lightroom and publish it to Flickr, the keyword is added as a Flickr tag. This is all well ...
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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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Any known issues when using Google Drive with Lightroom 5 (Catalog & photos) on two computer?

Does any of you have experience in using Google Drive with Lightroom 5? Like to use GDrive to be able to show/edit my photos on my Macbook and iMac. I know that I am only able to open Lightroom ...
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what is the virtue of lightroom's print module?

i know that the print module is used to develop a photo for printing; my question is what advantage you to obtain in developing>print module>export as jpeg, as compared to devlop>export as tiff file? ...
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How to re-organise an existing Lightroom library?

Is there a way to automatically re-organise a lightroom library? When I imported my library I kept the structure that was on disk (so folders like Holiday, Family, etc). Now I would like to have the ...
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migrate from Lightroom 3 to Lightroom 5: publish services

I've been using LR3 for a few years now, and had to split my collection into multiple catalogs (I found that over 10k photos, LR would slow down so much as to be unusable). This is supposed to have ...
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Aperture like event view in Lightroom 5

I just purchased Lightroom 5, and am making the switch from Aperture, which I've been using for the last two years, and has all of my 40,000+ images from that time frame. While I didn't realize that ...
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how to use lightroom catalog working on two different laptop [duplicate]

I really need a guide on how to use effectively lightroom catalogs if i use two different laptops, and when i uses the catalogs in an external drives. Do i need to make two catalogs for each laptop or ...
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How can I convert a timestamp in Lightroom's .lrprev files to an actual date?

I'm trying to recover some missing images en mass from Lightroom's preview data. Each .lrprev file contains a line similar to this: fileTimeStamp = 346514038.2051, I've already extracted all the ...
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can you remove a hair on the image sensor in light room?

i took a series of pictures yesterday and discovered that shooting around f/13, f/16, there is what appears to be a hair located on the image sensor and is visible in the pictures where the lens is ...
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How can I batch crop based on face location?

I've got 12,000 photos from an event where there's only one person in each photo. I need to crop these photos to apply rule of thirds. The idea of doing all of these individually is daunting and I ...
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How do I copy published services to a new lightroom catalog?

When I create a new lightroom catalog, is it possible to copy my published services? I am able to copy my lightroom presets / preferences by saving with my catalog - but then, in the new catalog, I ...
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.CR2 pictures damaged and corrupted

Last night, I shot 400+ pictures with my Canon 650d. I was happy until I plugged my memory card into my card reader. The .CR2 files look okay, but when I import them to Lightroom, an error shows up: ...
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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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Performance of large libraries [duplicate]

I'm thinking of tools to use to replace Aperture. I'm a CC member, and so Lightroom is a strong option. But, I was wondering whether Lightroom handles large libraries with fast performance. I have ...
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What kind of LR or PS filters are used in these photos?

I came across a very nice architectural images and tried to figure out the development process. No luck so far to reach this nice level. Any suggestions?
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If I'm editing in Photoshop, is there any advantage to using Camera Raw directly rather than Lightroom first?

If an image is to be edited in Photoshop eventually, is it better to do the initial raw file processing in Lightroom, or should I use Camera Raw inside Photoshop to apply the same settings I would ...
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Batch processing in Lightroom without import

I'm looking for a way to use Lightroom to mass process photos from location A to B without having to go through the whole import rigmarole. Ideally I would : create a standard profile. Point it ...
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Can I convert a standard collection to a smart collection in Lightroom?

I have created a tree of collections that mimics my folder structure: 2000 |- 2000-01 Trip to ABC |- 2000-01 Misc |- 2000-02 X's Birthday Party 2001 |- 2001-01 Nightshots in LA |- 2001-05 Picknick ...
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How do I make my photos look like these soft, yet sharp and colorful examples (using Lightroom)?

I love way this blogger makes her photos look. They are somehow both soft and really sharp and almost 3D. I also like how the pics look somehow both washed out and extra-colorful. I'm hoping to figure ...
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What is Lightroom *really* doing when I change a Camera Calibration?

What does LR / ACR really do when a user changes the Camera Calibration setting? Here's Adobe's statement (for LR4, but I didn't find a newer one and there's no reason for this to change): Lightroom ...
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Lightroom 5 colour profile issue

I have just noticed that lightroom 5.7 exports every jpeg with AdobeRGB profile embedded, no matter what profile I select in export dialog box, Anyone has an idea why?
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How to create a secondary black & white batch and preserve original color batch in Lightroom

I recently did photography for a wedding and offered to do both color-processed and b&w. I have post-produced the best shots within my color batch. Now I simply need to create a secondary set that ...
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Does Lightroom automatically save the date of printing events, or just the date a print is saved?

I am trying to discover best way to keep track of printing from Lightroom rather than from printer data.
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Technology stack for event photography with multiple photographers

What I want to do is cover an event with at least 2 (but probably more) photographers, have the clients view the photos as quickly as possible, choose which ones they want and have them printed ...
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Is there a more affordable program than Lightroom?

I recently purchased a Sony Alpha a33 and was told Lightroom was the only way to go for photo editing. My photography right now is purely of our brand new baby right now, so I won't be profiting from ...