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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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Measuring pixel / area relative brightness

I'm going though Michael Freeman's books on exposure. I'll take his example of a light skin portrait to illustrate my question, although there is nothing specific to that kind of pictures. The author ...
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Lightroom won't let me drag the photo while using adjustment brush in zoomed in mode anymore

Usually when using the adjustment brush it is possible to drag the image around while pressing the space bar. For some reason this feature has stopped working. Is this a setting I can set (to off) ...
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How can I make Lightroom auto-backup to jpeg?

I have recently got an android tablet and would like to keep a copy of most of my photos from my Lightroom archive on it for showing off my work, browsing etc. Is there any way to, preferably ...
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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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Can Lightroom CC be sandboxed (Mac)?

I really hate what Adobe does to my computer, putting files in many places, and I would really like to have a sandbox version of Lightroom, like the one that sold in the App store before Lightroom 5 ...
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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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Camera Raw 8.4 plugin required

Usually I post process my RAW files in Lightroom, but sometimes I need to apply some filters and other corrections using the Photoshop. You can do that by right clicking the image in the Lightroom, ...
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How to force Lightroom to use a specific lens profile?

I use a Canon 6D and a Rokinon (Samyang/Bower) 14mm f/2.8 for some fun UWA shots. I had already downloaded a lens profile using Adobe Lens Profile Downloader to correct for the mustache distortion. ...
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Where does Lightroom keep changes?

I've imported some raw images from camera and made changes. When I close and reopen LR I can still see the changes, but my original important RAW file is intact. So I'm curious, where/how LR keeps my ...
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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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How do I determine focus points in Adobe Lightroom?

Not sure if this is possible or not in Adobe Lightroom. I would like to see the focus points chosen by my Canon DSLR. I am guessing this is stored somewhere in the EXIF, but I'm not certain. I find ...
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Move developed pictures

My current development workflow is the following: Import pictures from the SD card to my Mac in Lightroom 4 Select and develop my RAW pictures Export my selected pictures as JPG Move the whole ...
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Hierarchical vs Flat Keyword Lists and Performance in Lightroom

As suggested by @John Thomas I posted this as a follow-up from: How many keywords are possible in Lightroom without a performance penalty? Given the same total number of keywords, is there a ...
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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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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 ...
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What colour space does Adobe Lightroom use in the Develop Module?

What colour space does Lightroom use when you load an Adobe RGB or SRGB tiff/jpeg file into the Develop module? The reason I ask is because I was told that the develop module always uses the ProPhoto ...
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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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Why are my Lightroom exports too dark in Flickr?

I've been using LR3 for a while now and have noticed that when I export a photo to JPG and upload it to Flickr it ends up slightly darker. The exported photo is ok, it's the image when viewed through ...
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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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Is it a bad idea to activate lens-corrections in camera, when also use lens-correction in Lightroom?

My EOS has the option to correct known lens-aberration which is activated at the moment. I use Lightroom (5.2) for post-processing, which can also correct lens-aberration. Is it a problem to ...
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How to automatically apply a Lightroom Preset based on appropriate (Canon) Picture Style on import

Note: I do not believe this question is a duplicate of "How to emulate the in-camera processing into lightroom" (I referred to this question in my question) I just want that my monochrome images stay ...
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How can you use a Collection inside a Lightroom Smart Collection?

This should be an easy task, as LR4 allows you to select "Collection" as part of the "Edit Smart Collection". So let's say: 1) I have "CollectionA" already set up 2) I want to set up "CollectionB" ...
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How to align several pictures in LR?

Let's say I have several pictures of relatively similar objects (in my case it is boxes of different size). The angle of view shows three sides of a box: This pictures intended to be placed on the ...
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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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How can I force Lightroom to export metadata for all photos?

I created a temporary catalog for several shoots, but forgot to enable the (IMHO most important and should be enabled by default *shakefist*) check-box in Catalog Settings: Automatically Write Changes ...
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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 can I automatically organize files on disk based on date or other metadata inside Lightroom?

I've been tidying up my external hard drives, which involved merging several Lightroom libraries as well as importing a bunch of stuff that I haven't properly catalogued before. Unfortunately things ...
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Is EXIF:XPKeyword imported by Lightroom?

Is the EXIF tag XPKeywords (used by e.g. Windows 7 for tags) imported by Lightroom as keywords? If not, is there some more indirect way to import the data?
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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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How do you add lens profiles to Adobe Lightroom?

I just received my Sigma 18-35 and love it. I use Lightroom for editing and according to Adobe, the Sigma 18-35 f 1.8 is supported. When I go to lens correction, I don't see the lens available. Do ...
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Consolidate keyword hierarchies

is it possible to consolidate two trees with different number of levels in their hierarchy? That is, I want to add several new superlevels, but due to the current keyword structure it's easier to add ...
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People smart collections - similar names problem

I run a complete library of all my photos (100k+) and have quite a lot of smart collections. The big problem I have is when tagging people Ie the three different people: John Doe John Irvin Doe ...
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How many keywords are possible in Lightroom without a performance penalty?

Does anyone know whether there's an upper limit to the number of keywords possible in Lightroom without experiencing a lack in performance?
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How does Darktable compare to Adobe Lightroom for editing JPEGs?

I mostly modify JPG images taken from my Nikon camera. How does Darktable compare to Adobe Lightroom for this purpose?
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Stop keyword hierarchy from expanding during click-and-drag

During the everyday clean-up of keywords in lightroom I often simply click-and-drag the keyword from one keyword location to another. Is it possible to stop the "receiving" keyword location to expand? ...
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In Lightroom how do I determine what collections an image is in?

I have created several collections, where some images are in more than one collection. Is there a way to show what collections a particular image is in? I have one small collection where I want to ...
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What does it mean, to copy a lens profile correction from one photo to another in lightroom?

As the title says, what happens when copying a "lens profile correction" setting from one photo to another in lightroom? Supposing I have two photos, one shot at 10mm, one shot at 20mm, both using ...
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How to view a thumbnail for each lightroom folder in a catalog?

I'm trying to convert from Aperture to Lightroom. The first thing that does not make sense to me is how do you get an overview of your entire library (called catalog in lightroom)? In aperture, this ...
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How can I set the “Pick” flag for a bunch of photos based on filename in Lightroom?

I need to re-export some old photos with different settings (quality/size/etc.). Usually that's pretty straightforward: Enable a filter to show only picked photos, select all, export. However, in one ...
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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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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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lightroom editing in photoshop..

I am sending my lightroom images in small groups to be edited in photoshop. I'm selecting to edit the original image. When I save the image (jpg) in photoshop, only some of the images in lightroom ...
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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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Export/backup files from Lightroom including flags/stars/picks

Is is possible to export RAW files (or DNG files) including the flags from Lightroom to an external hard disk? I know how to export the files including all the lightroom manipulations, but cannot find ...
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Is Adobe Lightroom worth it for a student amatuer photographer? [closed]

I am a hobbyist photographer, and I am considering buying Adobe Lightroom. Do you guys think that Lightroom is necessary for someone who shoots in RAW with the Nikon D3200? I shoot fairly often, but ...
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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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Editing previously-taken photographs—by multiple amateurs—for a consistent look

I'm working with a variety of photos that have already been taken by several different amateurs. I don't have the ability to provide direction in how these photos are taken, and I want to treat that ...
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why does lightroom5 get dark when mousing out of library pane?

When I take my mouse out of the library pane the screen goes darker and the selected images are left bright. I’m not sure what button I pressed to cause this. How can this be toggled off? I thought I ...
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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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Does JPEG-to-JPEG export Lightroom reapply compression?

I want to crop a JPEG file in Lightroom and export that cropped file to another JPEG so that I can e-mail it. The exported JPEG should have the same quality as the original. I don't have the RAW file ...