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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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When should I (if at all) start a new Lightroom catalog?

I use Lightroom as the title suggests. My question is about the use of catalogs and how often people use a catalog before starting a new one. It seems that the more photos I import into Lightroom the ...
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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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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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Can I copy a Lightroom catalog between computers?

I have a NAS drive where I keep all my photos, and I have just cataloged this using an instance of Lightroom which is on my laptop - 15,000 photos or so. Now I want to use Lightroom on my Surface ...
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Is there an efficient way to export/publish modifications to albums with custom sort orders?

Most of the albums I create require a custom sort order to tell the story. I also find that I publish the same photos (with different treatments, crops, etc) to multiple albums. I have many albums ...
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How do I force Lightroom to build previews from sidecar JPEGs?

I often need to sync my Lightroom catalog with another photographer, and to speed up this workflow, I sync only .lrcat and previews.lrdata files. If previews are big enough, there is no problem to ...
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Lightroom: Import photos to folder in computer and backup in external hard disk?

I'm completely new to Lightroom, so I'm not able to understand features so easily. All I want to do is this: When I insert the Memory card Lightroom asks for importing. I want to... Import ...
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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 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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Can I limit Lightroom's CPU usage for preview rendering to a single core?

Since Lightroom is utterly unusable without rendering Previews, I am now stuck with generating 2000 Previews before being able to start actual work. Now the issue is that during the time the Previews ...
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How can I exclude nested keywords from a Lightroom 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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Can Lightroom on an external HDD sync properly with two computers and Lr 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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Can I set Lightroom's white balance picker tool to choose a supposedly white/black spot instead of neutral grey? Or should I care?

I'm correcting white balance issues for my photos in Adobe Lightroom 3. The white balance picker tool in the Develop module lets me to pick a light neutral grey spot in the picture from which ...
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HDR and RAW dynamic range clipping, mapping, and compression

My understanding of the rendering of a typical RAW file, which contains 14 bits per channel, is that it is simply clipped to the 8 bits per channel used by most image viewers. Presumably camera ...
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Is there a way to use Lightroom mobile to Sync only starred/picked photos in collections?

I was wondering if there's a way/plug-in to sync only photos in collections based on metadata such as flagging and/or ratings? For instance, if I have a collection of 500 images, but only 50 are rated ...
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How can I turn off Lightroom's backup notice?

I only use Lightroom for photo manipulation — I don't want or need the catalog feature. Nonetheless, Lightroom repeatedly pesters me with messages asking me to back the catalog up. How do I disable ...
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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 do you change from portrait to landscape in Lightroom?

I have a picture that I shot in landscape (4x6 ratio) that I want to crop to portrait (5x7 ratio). I see how I can do a 5x7 landscape or a 4x6 portrait, but not a 5x7 portrait. How do you do this?
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How do I fix RAW images that appear washed out in Lightroom3?

When I open raw/NEF images in Lightroom, they appear washed out as compared to viewing them in Picasa (same computer monitor). If I open JPEGs, they're fine in Lightroom. Anyone know how to fix ...
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Why are there arbitrary limits on Lightroom rotation controls?

I am very comfortable with using Adobe Bridge CC and Photoshop CC to organize, crop and straighten photos, but I am frustrated by what seem to be arbitrary limits on the two available tools for this ...
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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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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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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 are the exact pixel values (or ranges) for shadows/midtones/highlights in Lightroom?

In lightroom, different sliders impact different pixel intensities. I'm looking for the exact values (or approximate ranges) of the various levels: blacks: 0 - ? shadows: ? - ? midtones ? - ? ...
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What does Lightroom do when first opening a RAW file? [duplicate]

I noticed that (on my slow laptop) when I first open a newly imported RAW file in Lightroom the first view of the photo (non-thumb view, while the loading spinner is still there) is noticeably ...
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Stuck on importing images to collection from lr mobile

I am using Lightroom CC 2015. I have synced my iPhone images using Lightroom mobile. This leads to the images being available: in the collection "iPhone Photos" in the box "From Lr Mobile". in the ...
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Is there a way to publish a lightroom web gallery via ssh/scp?

I see there is a way to publish via FTP but I can't find any plugins that allow to scp. I did a plugin for publishing collections via ssh/scp on github written by knutsiem but it doesn't work with ...
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Lightroom 6 and “Hardware acceleration”

I have an HP Laptop with Windows 8.1 (64 bit) with AMD Radeon HD 7620G + AMD Mobility Radeon HD 8670M dual graphics adapter {2 GB VRAM}, 8 GB System RAM, the 8670M being set as the primary adapter for ...
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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 there any plugin for Lightroom that enables face recognition?

Is there any plugin for Lightroom that enables face recognition (i.e. show me all photos where someone appears, and tell me which new ones you think the person is)? I've considered switching to ...
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Shooting tethered to Lightroom 5.4 seemed quite slow

At the weekend I shot tethered for the first time ever. I shoot with a Canon 7D and was tethered to Lightroom 5.4 which was running on my laptop. I did notice that the downloading of the images was ...
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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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Adding exported jpeg files to Lightroom again - how to preserve exact keywords?

I got a lot of RAW files I want to keep as jpeg files. So I export them from Lightroom (use same folder like original file, add to this catalogue, include all metadata). My image has the single ...
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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 ...
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Import only image files into Lightroom library

In Lightroom, in Library, when I select "Import...", and then choose whole folder, is there some setting to automatically add only photo files? I sometimes have photo and video files mixed up in ...
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Is Lighroom 5 available only as 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 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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Can I import photos into Lightroom from Microsoft OneDrive without downloading them directly to my HDD?

I have all my images in OneDrive. I want to import them into Lightroom 5 and create smart previews. How do I do this without downloading all the images directly to my HDD? Can Lightroom reference ...
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Templates no longer showing in Lightroom

I'm using Lightroom 5.7.1 and have begun to experiment with print layouts. This was working well, however now when I select a predefined layout it does not appear on my page. I thought this was ...
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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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How to get Lightroom to render JPEG photos the same as on the 60D LCD?

I really like the way my photos appear on my Canon 60D LCD screen. However, when I import them into my computer using EOS Utility 2 and then into Lightroom 3, they are not the same. For example, the ...
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Does Lightroom or a RAW format store the original rotation of an photo?

Main Question: Can you revert back to the original orientation of a photo in Lightroom? I've had Lightroom for a while but I didn't use it that much in the last year. I'm trying to get back into ...
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How to achieve this colored-haze effect in Lightroom?

I really like the colored-haze in this photo: http://meiirene.35photo.ru/photo_372234/ How do I do it in Lightrooom?
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LightRoom 5 Export looks different to the Develop screen [duplicate]

I hope that someone might be able to help me here, I have recently started with DSLR photography and I jumped straight in at the deep-end I think (although i've used compacts and bridge cameras for a ...
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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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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.