Spring 2012

Spring 2012
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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 do I update Lightroom metadata after using ExifTool without wiping my edits?

I had to change the date/time of my photos to + 3.5 hours with ExifTool because Lightroom didn't allow me to input half an hour… I was using "exiftool -AllDates+=3.5" which is working nicely but ...
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What's a typical Lightroom + Photoshop workflow for “normal” postprocessing?

I just started using Adobe Lightroom CC and shooting in RAW. So far I have been using the "Develop" feature in Lightroom to do my postprocessing, which is basic and usually consists of cropping, ...
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How do I keep Lightroom working together on two Macs?

I have two Macs: an iMac with a 1TB SSD and a MacBook Pro with a 256GB SSD. My goal is to keep the masters on the iMac (where all the pictures are right now, the MacBook is being shipped to me right ...
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How do I standardize white-balancing in Lightroom without using auto?

I want to edit a bunch of photos at once, in Lightroom, to have roughly the same white balance (as close to neutral as possible – not any artistic tinting, or anything). I use a Canon camera to shoot ...
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Is it normal for memory usage in Lightroom 3 to exceed 1.5GB, and what can I do about it?

I'm currently running a 2008 unibody 15" MacBook Pro 2.53 with 320GB 5400 RPM hard drive and 4GB of system memory. I've upgraded to Snow Leopard and I'm running Lightroom 3 (64-bit). I have two ...
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How do I use the Lightroom print template for calendars?

I want to create a 2016 calendar and found http://lightroomkillertips.com/lightroom-2015-calendar-template-presets/ (also mentioned on Adobe forum). I followed it and downloaded http://www....
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How can I fix this purple spot in my photo?

As you can see, the peach has a purple spot. I don't know what happened. The light is from the right side. I guess that's the place where the light reflected into the lens. Is there anyway I can ...
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Lightroom: Custom Camera Profile Appears as “Unnamed Profile”

I'm running Lightroom CC on a macbook pro with Yosemite. I used the X-Rite Colorchecker Passport to create a custom color profile in lightroom. Everything worked fine, except after restarting ...
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Is there any way in Lightroom to sort photos from multiple days based on time of the day?

I have a folder with holidays photos (7 days). I would like to make a collection witch would sort these photos based on time of the day, without considering the day. For example, all pictures taken ...
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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 read the exported keywords from a Lightroom image file

I have this JPEG file in Lightroom. This file has a set of a set of keywords. Lightroom will show you the "Will Export" keywords. Now I would like to extract those "Will Export" keywords and place ...
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How to achieve this Desaturated/Flat yet Vibrant with Tanned skin tones in LR/PS?

I LOVE the look and style of this photographer and I'm looking to see how she gets this look! The skin tones are tanned, the images also have vibrant colours. EDIT: How is the faded look, the ...
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Why did LR6 soft proofing thought some colors were out of gamut even if they turned out perfect?

I have a calibrated wide-gamut monitor (Dell UP2414Q) and I use it with Windows 10 and Lightroom 6. I wanted to print a photo with a Epson R3000 not installed locally, so I copied the ICC profiles of ...
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Problem with clone stamp tool not sampling correctly

Photoshop CC 2015.1.2 release I'm trying to clone out this plug socket but the clone stamp tool seems to either lighten or darken when painting the sample in. It results in a patchy job. I've reset ...
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What does the “Flux” effect of Instagram do?

Whenever I'm done doing Post on my photos and share on social media, Flux from Insta always seems to magically make my photos "pop". No matter if they're portraits, landscapes - it seems like a very ...
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Separating videos from photos in Lightroom

I've got about 700 videos in lightroom, and I want them to be separate so I can work on them with a totally separate workflow. I was thinking about removing all the videos from my photo folders and ...
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Nikon D750 NEF files display incorrectly

I got some raw files from a friend who uses the same camera model as me (Nikon D750). I notice that whereas I can postprocess my NEF pictures just fine, his pictures look very very weird when I try to ...
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What's the balance of highlights, shadows, lights, and darks in this photo?

I would love to give my photos a dreamy effect like this. I can see there's some clarity reduction; what, in terms of highlights, shadows, lights, and darks, would the lighting look like? For instance,...
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Getting this radiant but soft glow, without losing color intensity or looking overexposed?

I see photos like this sometimes that look, almost, like the subject is glowing or is suffused with light. (I don't know how else to describe it.) I seem unable to get this effect without just making ...
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How to edit photo to be pleasing as a desktop wallpaper?

I am using Adobe Lightroom to edit all my photos that I take with my Canon 70D. I shoot in RAW to preserve the detail of an image and have lately been wanting to "optimize" a lot of my photos for ...
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Lightroom soft proof - intent perceptual or relative?

The description is that you set the same in softproofing and the printer. But what if you are not printing but sending to a "make your own post card" service? Is there a general rule of thumb you can ...
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Getting this 1950s-esque photo style in post?

I'm 90% sure this photo was edited to look like this, not taken that way. How do I get this effect – vibrant colors but still washed-out and 1950s-esque at the same time? Perhaps a sepia cast, but ...
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Adobe Lightroom 4.4.1 publishing to flickr

When trying to publish photos to flickr.com I am getting the following error message "Cant update this collection. An internal error occurred: a semicolon character was expected" I havent changed ...
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Lightroom synchronize finding all photos as new photos

I'm using Dropbox to store all my photos and use Lightroom to categorize and post process my photos. Now Dropbox apparently renamed my Dropbox folder from "Dropbox" to "Dropbox ()" recently. It also ...
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Why does every JPEG I export from Lightroom 5 have Adobe RGB embedded no matter what color profile I select?

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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What's going on with the shadows, blacks and other features in this image?

I really like that this picture seems very sharp and crisp but also a little hazy (but not in the lowered-clarity way), like if you looke at the spaces between model houses. How do the shadows seem so ...
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How to migrate from Picasa to Lightroom?

I've been a long time user of Picasa (the Windows desktop application, not Picasa Web Albums), and have roughly 40k photos. The photos are a mix of my own digital snapshots, and scans of my 35mm film ...
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Database tool for searching GPS location and Lightroom tags?

Context I'm use to programming and using SQL commands to get data from a database or other structure. Question Is there a tool that allows me to say count (and possibly show) all images (in a ...
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How to fix light leaks on black and white film in Photoshop?

I have some banding of light leaks on my b/w film. Some are totally white (overexposed), some may be recoverable (hopefully).How can I fix these in Photoshop or Lightroom?
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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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Is there a way to add captions to Lightroom photos based on title and/or description?

I know there are several workarounds using the print or slideshow module to add captions to photos in LR (see How to add captions to photos in Lightroom). I have a collection of old family images ...
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Reverse Engineer this processing in lightroom

Wondering if anyone can put a quick eye on these photos below and share what develop edits in Adobe Lightroom they think could help create a similar style in other photos. These were taken by ...
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Reorganizing After Import In Lightroom

When I import into LR I get a lot of options about how I want the imported photos to be put into folders in the destination. Is there someway I can access that flexibility when moving photos that ...
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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 do I get this oversatured-but-not, blown-out-but-not, subtly surreal look?

If you look at the buildings here, they're super-white and blown out-seeming. On the other hand, the black shoes are super-black, as if hand-tinted – same with the green of the leaves. Overall there's ...
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Are there third-party tools to edit Lightroom's catalog?

Context I'm annoyed at how slow Lightroom CC is, even with a catalog of about three thousand images or so. I've tried third party tools to just import and view/delete images from a day's shooting and ...
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How do I give my images this vintage travel photo effect?

Pictures like this (and I know this is an already-beautiful rainforest) remind me of how a place looks when you imagine it in your head. They have a kind of magical, dreamy touch while also being ...
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I just upgraded to Lightroom CC from 5.7 and now all my photos are messed up

I just upgraded to Lightroom CC from 5.7 and all my photos look like this now: The problem is in develop mode only. They look fine in the grid and loupe views and when I export them as well. I can ...
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List of Adobe Lightroom resources

I'd like to make a list of Adobe Lightroom resources. Blogs, sites, tutorials,... Anything worth taking a look at. Thanks.
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Is LR/Enfuse plugin for Lightroom redundant now that Lightroom has HDR merge feature?

I shoot real estate photography and recently learned about a plugin called LR/Enfuse, which is marketed as a tool to "blend multiple exposures together directly from within Lightroom" for higher ...
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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 white balance: choosing between relative and absolute numbers

Sometimes when I develop in Lightroom (2015.3) the temperature range can be selected as a relative slider and number (such as "+100" or "-15"). Sometimes it is given as an absolute number ("4900" or "...
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Two of the same cameras giving different white balance values in Lightroom

I have two cameras, both Canon 5D MkIII, both set to the same white balance. The only difference is the lens. One has a 24-70 f/2.8, the other has a 70-200 f/2.8 (both Canon brands). When I ...
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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 can'...
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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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Colors change on a picture during a print job when printing from Lightroom

I've got a problem when printing from LR6 (but also in previous versions and on different computers). Before getting a new computer and a new printer, I've suspected that it is a printer problem but ...
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Can I discard the XMP sidecar files that Lightroom produces?

From this answer I learned that if I have a photo in Lightroom and I want to edit its metadata using Exiftool then I can save its modifications to an XMP sidecar file, make the changes with Exiftool,...
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Black clipping paranoia - rational fear or over critical? [closed]

Whilst I edit my photo's in Lightroom/Photoshop I always seem to keep a very stern eye on the clipping point warnings in the histogram. Even when the warning highlighting (the blue mask in Lightroom ...
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Lightroom smart collection for error images

Is it possible to make a smart collection for those images with an error attached to them? For instance if an image had the error: ""LR has encountered problems reading this photo"" it would end up ...
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How can I tell Lightroom to store masters on the cloud and keep previews on desktop?

How can I tell Lightroom to store masters on the cloud and keep previews on desktop? My library is too big with almost 400 GB full of raw files and stacks going for years. I am running out of Disk ...