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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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Do old plug-ins get transferred when updating version of Lightroom?

On Mac OS, I notice that there is a folder for plug-ins inside Adobe Lightroom.app. If I add a plug-in to this directory, will I lose it when I update to a newer version of Lightroom in the future?
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Is there a way to edit/manage/save Picasa web album photos directly from Lightroom?

I am trying to edit my photos directly from Picasa Library on lightroom and replace them with the new photos, but I can't find a good plugin. I found "Jeffrey’s “Export to PicasaWeb” Lightroom Plugin" ...
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Lightroom smart collection for virtual copies

Can I create a smart collection that will show all the Master photos in a folder that have Virtual Copies (and not the Master photos that do not) plus the Virtual copy or copies associated with that ...
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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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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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How to get the best quality in Instagram with Lightroom?

How to get the best quality in Instagram? I tested this export settings to avoid Instagram compression : Instagram use these settings, but the app still compress my pictures... Why? Thanks for ...
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Are there any free but comparable alternatives to Lightroom?

Does anyone have any recommendations for free software that provides the key features of Lightroom in one package? The main things I am looking for are: RAW photo editing Library management Multiple ...
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How can I create a soft pastel tones preset in Lightroom?

Could anyone give any recommendations or links that may help me make my photos in soft, pastel tones, like photos from these albums: http://air-we-inspire.livejournal.com/102576.html ...
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Photoshop or lightroom for landscape and nature photography?

I have canon 500D with 18-55mm and 70-300mm lens. I have lot of interest in landscape and Nature photography. I need to purchase some software to assist me with post-processing my photos. Which one is ...
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What's the difference between saturation and vibrance in Lightroom?

Both options affect colors in a similar way, but I can't figure out the difference.
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How to export a text list of items in a Lightroom collection?

I use Lightroom for managing my photos and a custom piece of software to run my website. In order to have my collections published, I need to have a file with the names of the items in the collection. ...
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What are best practices for using Lightroom libraries?

How do you organize your lightroom library (libraries)? Since I am a casual photographer, I have a single huge library with all my photos in it. Then I create smart collections to be able to find my ...
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Why don't Lightroom or PSE recognize CR2 files from my Canon 7D mk II even though they are up to date?

I ordered a Canon 7D mark II (to replace a stolen 7D),and shot a friend's wedding in RAW. But now, I can only view the pictures in very poor quality on my computer's photo viewer. I am not able to ...
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How to enhance details (like freckles) in lightroom?

I searched over the web but all pages offers solutions via Photoshop. Is there a way to do it in lightroom or is PS the only solution? I'd think something like levels would help, but there are no ...
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Why do my image colors look drastically different in Photoshop than Lightroom on two calibrated monitors?

I am using Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CS5. I have two monitors, both are calibrated, (one is a better screen and more precise but they are very close.) When LR is open I can drag it from one screen to ...
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How does Lightroom compare to Photomatix for HDR images?

Which is a stronger software solution for producing high quality HDR images: Lightroom CC or Photomatix? In terms of image quality, customization, and workflow how do these wares perform for HDR ...
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Empty projects when migrating from Aperture to LightRoom

In light of Apple's move to discontinue Aperture, I recently migrated my Aperture library to Lightroom CC. I used the built-in plugin, which largely automated the process. I ran into some minor issues ...
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Is it possible to set up a Lightroom “Render Farm”?

Does anyone know of a way to use a secondary computer to render photos from the primary source? Background: I have a mac that I edit photos on, solely for the display colors. My PC has gaming ...
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What is the best resolution and quality for website [duplicate]

I'm thinking the pictures on my website are too large and heavy. I was looking for the best resolution and quality to export my pictures. I found some information that says 72dpi is enough resolution ...
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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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How do I transfer completed photos from LR to an external hard drive?

I am a newbie to Lightroom, so keep this in mind. I understand how to transfer my edited photos and collections from Lightroom to my external hard drive, BUT when I do so, the photos revert back to ...
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Does Lightroom 5 support a hierarchy (multiple levels) of sub-collections?

If I create a "collection set" and then create a collection within that set, am I able to create a sub-collection within that collection? Will Lightroom 5 allow me to have hierarchies of multiple ...
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How can I export a passport size persons collage (mugshot gallery) from Lightroom?

I meet a lot of people through my work, but I am not particularly good at remembering names. I am using Lightroom CC 2015 to organize my photos, and I am using the new face tagging functionality. It ...
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How can I undo Canon Auto Lighting Optimizer in Lightroom?

I was shooting in RAW in the Tv mode with my Canon's Auto Lighting Optimizer set to Standard. I understand this is one of the settings that, even when you shoot in RAW, will correct your image's ...
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How to seamlessly rate in Photo Mechanic but also edit in Lightroom?

I have been using Photo Mechanic to cull my images before I import to Lightroom because Photo Mechanic is considerably faster for this step. Where I run into an issue is when I already have the images ...
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Is it possible to change the options of multiple Lightroom keywords at once?

I need to change the way Lightroom handles its keywords. (see my question and NickM’s answer: Adding exported jpeg files to Lightroom again - how to preserve exact keywords?) Is it possible to ...
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How can I instruct Lightroom 6 to always save metadata to the file itself?

I know that I can store metadata in the file itself (or in an XMP sidecar file) by pressing Cmd/Ctrl+S. Or by choosing Metadata -> Store Metadata in File from the menu. I wonder why I need to choose ...
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Archiving JPGs instead of RAWs in Lightroom

I usually shoot in RAW and have a pretty decent photo collection. Given the size of RAW files, I'd like to archive only rendered JPGs for parts of my Lightroom catalog. Is there any way to do this, ...
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Collections with photos plus their Virtual Copies

How do I create a collection (or a smart collection) that contains all the photos that have virtual copies and their VCs? I want to search a folder for all the files that have VCs (either using ...
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Lightroom: Photoshop documents not displaying in catalogue

When I edit an image in Photoshop, the image doesn't appear in Lightroom. Instead, I'm taken to a blank grey background where the image would normally be. If I return to grid view in the Library ...
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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 ...