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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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Lightroom-style Black & White Conversion in Photoshop

Until recently I did almost all my processing in Lightroom, but a combination of its increasingly poor performance and lack of tooling (luminance masks for example), has lead me back to giving ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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Why does my low key photo look pixelated on online services?

I captured a low key RAW photo with my Nikon D5100. I processed it using Lightroom, exported it as a JPG and then set it as my Facebook profile picture. Despite the initial JPG looking good, the ...
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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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Windows .nef viewer settings to Lightroom [duplicate]

When surfing photos I find that the settings of the windows 10 image viewer for a D3300 .nef files are pretty good for a image viewer. Sometimes a raw image doesn't need editing beyond noise ...
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Getting the Instax-camera look in post?

I love the look that the below photos taken on Instax cameras have. The one with the giant teacups is my favorite — I like that the shadows seem pronounced and faded at the same time, like echoes, and ...
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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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Can Canon DPP 4 put a watermark on a photo?

I recently downloaded Canon's DPP (Digital Photo Professional) 4. After the new UI improvements, and better algorithms that are incorporated into the new DPP 4, I thought I would give it a try and ...
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Issues with Adobe Lightroom Library vs Develop modules

Please help: I've been having a bizarre, frustrating issue for quite some time . . . In general my workflow is: (a) launch Adobe LR CC (ver 2015.2.1), browse images in the Library Module; (b) open ...
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Making a local copy of a photo from a NAS in Lightroom

I use Jeffrey's "Export to Flickr" plugin to keep my catalog synced with Flickr. All my raw photo files are stored on a NAS and when I want to edit photos while away from home I use smart previews. I'...
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How to adjust HSL values on specific areas of photo using adjustment brush in Lightroom and Camera Raw?

How to adjust HSL values on specific areas of photo using adjustment brush in Lightroom and Camera Raw. We can see slider control for temp, tint, exposure... But couldn't control the HSL values. ...
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creating xmp files without the original raw files

I have been sent a Lightroom catalog of about 500 images to edit. I have done that. The client just wants me to send back the xmp files to add to his raw files, which makes sense, since it's only data,...
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Editing photos for this “milky” and “twinkly,” vivid but nostalgic effect?

I can't really find questions about this style of photography I see a lot, anywhere on the Internet, but I think it's very beautiful and enchanting. It seems both vivid and faded at the same time (at ...
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Nikon D750 native JPEG vs LR JPEG vs ViewNX2 JPEG [duplicate]

Why does the natively generated (D750) JPEG looks much better than converting the same photo from RAW to JPEG (I saved the photo as RAW+JPEG when shot) using Light room or even using Nikons ViewNX2. ...
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Increasing Lightroom performance when using spot removal brush

What would be the best way to increase Lightroom performance on my machine? I'm using the latest Cloud version from Adobe. I have: Intel Core2Quad Q8300 8GB DDR2 RAM AMD HD3450 (old, OpenGL 2.1 ...
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Is there a Lightroom feature for ranking images collaboratively?

Say a photographer takes a bunch of photos and needs his teammates, who are geographically separated, to rank them so that the best of the best photos can be selected for post production. If it were ...
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What kind of filter or preset would I use to get this faded yet saturated 1950s-pastel coloring?

I love this look that I see a lot on certain very feminine fashion blogs. I feel like it's not as simple as what VSCO presets do (or at least VSCO Film, vs. Cam, if I'm editing my photos on my ...
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What's the secret to this pastel, beautifully blurred photo?

I see the effect often that appears in this photo – these two things together: 1) a very strong bokeh(?) where most of the image is blurred 2) some kind of color filter that emphasizes bright pastels ...
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How can I do incremental backups of my Lightroom library?

I'm already backing my entire computer (Mac) up to an external drive using Time Machine but I have a fireproof hard drive that I put my most critical documents onto, as well as my photo library. The ...
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Lightroom publish only flagged photos in collection-set while maintaining structure

I'm trying to publish only the flagged photos from a collection-set to my local disk in a folder hierarchy that mimics the collection hierarchy you build within Lightroom. I am aware of "Jeffrey’s “...
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Lens correction in Adobe Lightroom CC [duplicate]

For the lens correction in Adobe Lightroom CC, shouldn't the setting depend on the camera body as well because the distortion is different, say, for my Canon 50D as it doesn't have a full-frame sensor?...
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is there a way to see how I edited an image that has already been changed to a jpeg?

I have an image that I can't remember how I edited and I no longer have the lightroom catalog. I thought there was a way to view the editing steps from the metadata, does anyone know how to do that?
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DNG Compatibility in Adobe Lightroom

In Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.3, Preferences -> File Handling -> Compatibility, I have "Camera Raw 7.1 and later" selected. After importing RAW files, for example a few Sony's ARW RAW files, via Import ->...
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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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In Lightroom, where are the equivalents of the “Comments” and “Subject” tags from Windows File Explorer?

I wrote some info on a couple JPEGs using Windows File Explorer. In Explorer, I wrote info on the "Comments" and the "Subject" tags. However, when I import the JPEGs into Adobe Lightroom, I can't find ...
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What's the best way to choose the aspect ratio: in-camera JPEG or RAW and cropping?

Which approach is better for my APS-C Canon 750D dSLR? Capturing images in JPEG and an aspect ratio as 1:1 or 3:2? (for portrait and landscape photography) Capturing images in RAW format and later ...
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Adjusting highlights, shadows, etc in LR [duplicate]

There are two areas in LR when you develop your image where you can adjust these parameters, one in the curves section and one overall I think. What's the difference and when should you use which?
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In Lightroom, can I make sidebars horizontal (for use on a monitor in portrait orientation)?

I am using my monitor and Lightroom in portrait mode, but the sidebars in the develop module (with histogram, loupe and editing options) squeeze pictures to be unnecessarily small. Is it possible to ...
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How could I achieve this soft-but-powerful-glow effect in post-processing?

I love images like this (in this case, a film still) in which bright light is radiating out and sort of catching different points, even in a shadowy room – almost like it's trying to spill over. I ...
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Will moving photos onto a SSD drive give faster Lightroom performance?

I'm thinking about buying a new SSD drive and moving my photography onto it. Will it result in a worthwhile performance upgrade for access my Lightroom catalogue, which is currently somewhat sluggish? ...
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How do I figure out a good workflow with Lightroom CC, Nik Filters, Photoshop CC, and Exporting?

I am trying to setup my workflow with the above four tools and have some doubts at certain points in the workflow (colorspace, files formats to save etc.). What I want to accomplish at the end of the ...
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How to Consolidate Two Folders in a Catalog that Point to the Same Location?

I have one Lightroom Catalog with two top level folders. Both folders point to the same physical network storage location with the difference being that one folder uses the UNC path while the other ...
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In Lightroom how do you specify Perceptual or Relative when exporting image?

In Lightroom 6 I can use Soft Proofing to see what my image will look like with different profiles, and I can choose whether to do the conversion using Perceptual or Relative. However when I actually ...
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Why does Photoshop list more .icc profiles than Lightroom 5?

Why are more .icc profiles showing in Photoshop than in Lightroom? Specifically, I'm trying to soft proof my image to the FOGRA27Coated profile to match the profile used by my printer company. I'm ...
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Canon custom white balance does not import to Lightroom / Photoshop [duplicate]

I have a Canon SL1. I snapped several shots this morning with a custom white balance that was set in camera. When I import the photos to Lightroom, they come in without the custom white balance. ...
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How to change language for reverse geotagging in Lightroom?

Recently the country field for the photos with GPS coordinates is filling up with the localized versions of country names. Windows is installed in English, but the time and region is get to local and ...
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How to quickly present photos in Lightroom?

I'd like to be able to quickly show other people a set of pictures, from a folder or a collection (I us both). My current workflow ends with exporting every album as JPGs and keeping a collection of ...