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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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How do I move Picks from a Collection to a Folder in Lightroom 3?

On one of the rare occasions I've used Lightroom Collections, I found myself wanting to transfer the Pick/Reject info from the Collection back to the main Folder the photos are in. Picks are ...
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Raw development in Lightroom 4.1 and Digital Photo Professional 3.9.x – bad vs. good?

I have opened the same raw image from my Canon EOS 550D (CR2) in Lightroom and Digital Photo Professional. This are the default raw development results: Lightroom: Digital Photo Professional: Why ...
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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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Which is best as part of a fast workflow: Picasa, Lightroom, Photoshop or other?

Im looking to expand on my workflow after a shoot. Today my workflow consists of moving images from my SD card to my computer, using Picasa in a very basic d way... (Crop, im feeling lucky and maybe ...
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How do I duplicate images in Lightroom 3?

Hi could you please tell me how to duplicate an image in Lightroom 3 as i wish to make different looks to the one image thanks leigh-ann
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Transfer photos from one Lightroom installation to another?

I've recently started using Lightroom 3 on my desktop computer, where I have all my photos on a large RAID disk (with regular backups!). Now, if I go on holiday I'll only have my laptop with me, which ...
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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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Recommended start point for sharpening RAW Images

I'm just beginning to get back into serious photography after a very long time away. I've toyed with digital, but this is my first foray into trying to do controlled creative work in the digital ...
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Will converting images to DNG improve post-processing performance in Lightroom?

I would like to know if converting my RAW files to DNG will improve the overall speed of Lightroom. The most painful issue is that it takes between 5 and 10 seconds to get my 1:1 image rendered when I ...
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How do I export RAW files from Lightroom?

If I haven't imported my RAW files into Lightroom with the sidecar files attached, how can I save/export the file so that another person can open the file and not have to re-do all my work?
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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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Leaving Apple Aperture for Adobe Lightroom, is there any way to avoid losing my photo adjustments?

We all know that Apple Aperture is almost dead. We don't know how Photos will be a replacement solution. In between, I would like to start working with the Adobe solution and I would like to work on ...
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What is a good book for a Lightroom newbie?

I've been trying out Lightroom 3 for awhile, and like what I see. I will be buying it in the near future, thanks to a student discount. I'm sure I've only just scratched the surface so far, and being ...
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Does Lightroom have a healing brush?

Does Lightroom have a healing brush? I'm aware of the spot-healing capability, for some corrections I need a brush to paint the healing. Photoshop has this, but it slows my workflow down to have to ...
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How do I identify and track panorama photos in Lightroom 3?

I stitch together a fair number of panoramas (using AutoPano Pro) and I'd like a way to better organise them in Lightroom, in particular: I want to mark the fact that a photo was taken as part of a ...
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How do I use the Chromatic Aberration correction tools in Lightroom?

When I upgraded from a 1000D to a 550D, my 18-55mm started to show more significant Chromatic Aberration. This is probably due to the 8mpx difference between the two cameras. Due to this, I've ...
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How should I use Lightroom for processing for photo lab prints?

I'm a recent Lightroom convert, and I've come to appreciate its built-in workflow for library management and developing. I'm still stymied by printing, however, because I want to use an online lab ...
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Is there any advantage to using Photoshop and Lightroom as a team? (as opposed to PS with other library software)

I currently use Aperture 3.1 for tweaks and library management and I'm happy with it for that purpose, but I am considering buying Photoshop CS5 for more extreme editing. I was wondering if there was ...
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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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How do I achieve these golden/reddish Indian wedding effects using Lightroom 3?

I have been playing with various options, tried various tutorials.. but I never get the post processed image I am looking for. Tried using ligthroom presets, but the result is always a very ...
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How can I select only all edited photos from a catalog for export from Lightroom 3?

In Lightroom 3, how do I select only edited photos from a catalog for export, without choosing individually? For example: I import 500 photos from a shoot and I go through and edit 286 photos. Now I ...
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Is there any method to transfer edits made in Lightroom to Aperture or vice versa?

I am always on the fence between Lightroom and Aperture, but I am also thinking about the future, when new software shows up. Is there any way to export edits made in one of the programs and import it ...
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Does Lightroom apply edits in the order I do them, or does it intelligently reorder them?

The matter of the correct order of applying sharpening has been discussed various times (I will pick this question as an example, but it's not the only one), with a clear consensus which can be summed ...
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Simple comparison of LightRoom 4, Corel AfterShot Pro, DarkTable

I understand that I should upgrade from my basic workflow (mostly Picasa + some Cyberlink PhotoDirector). edit The basic of what I'm looking into is a step-up, single stop (if possible!) solution ...
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What are your best tips, tricks or formulas for Lightroom's Smart Collections?

I use a few Smart Collections in Lightroom to automatically let me see things like all of my finished HDR images, sets of images uploaded to SmugMug or Flickr, and the like, but I'm curious what other ...
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Batch adjusting the date (but not the time) of photos imported into Lightroom?

I purchased a new camera during my vacation, but I managed to take a whole night worth of photos with the incorrect date. I purchased the camera July 18th, but managed to set June 18th as the date. ...
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Is there any way to save the develop settings of a virtual copy in Lightroom?

I usually set Lightroom to save the develop settings in a .XMP sidecar file, due to I don't like the whole "catalog" thing. Whenever I want to re-develop a photo, the developing information is right ...
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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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How can I create a grayscale with color highlighting effect in Lightroom?

Highlighting certain area with color, leaving the rest grayscaled — what is the name of this effect in photography? What is the most precise way to achieve this effect in Lightroom?
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How do I start with in-camera JPEG settings in Lightroom?

I'm a novice shooting in RAW and find that half the time my camera JPEG images come out better than my Lightroom tweaks to RAW files. So to give myself a better start I'd like to apply the JPEG ...
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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 ...
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Is there a way to decompose a Lightroom preset?

Is there a way to know, what parts is a preset made of? (e.g. to see for a given preset that it is made of "-10 Saturation" and "+20 Contrast")
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What keyboard shortcut could I use to step through presets in Lightroom?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to step through presets in Lightroom? I have development presets grouped in folders, for example one of them is B&W. I often find myself stepping through a number of ...
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Is there a way for two users to simultaneously use the same Lightroom catalog?

I recently hired a friend to help me edit some pictures in Lightroom, but we need to use the same catalog. Is there a way for both of us to use the catalog simultaneously on two different computers, ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Lightroom deletion workflow

(This question was forked from How do I move deleted photos? . I did go through a few questions here that discuss Lightroom deletion workflows, but none of them answers my questions, so I'm asking a ...
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How to enable auto-loading of several next photos in Lightroom?

I'm using Lightroom 4.1 to review, cherry pick and postprocess a bunch of Canon RAW photos from a big shooting session. I use the Library view in Loupe mode to review the photos and pick up the best ...
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Can I stop Lightroom from creating a TIFF file when exporting to Photoshop?

My wife does some photography on the side for a hobby. She uses Lightroom for most of her editing and she also uses the "Edit In Photoshop" option as well. I have no idea why she has to go to PS, ...
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Should I set the lens profile option in Lightroom If I already have the lens correction information on my Canon 6D?

I've a 6D with lens profile information for all my lenses. So when I process pictures from the camera in Lightroom do I need to set the lens profile option?
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How can I migrate my photos from Lightroom 3 to Bibble 5?

I used Lightroom for a while and edited some of my raw photos with it. Since Lightroom is non destructive the changes are not done to the raw images directly. While using Windows and Linux I looked ...
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Why does opening photos in Windows preview result in a yellowish tint?

I have a weird case wich I expect someone can solve. I have edited some photos in Lightroom and exported them to Flickr. When I download them in another computer and open them in the Windows Preview ...
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How can I easily replace raw files with jpeg format in Lightroom?

I only shoot in RAW, but for a normal travel trip I don't want to keep all photos in RAW because they occupy a lot of storage space. Is there a plugin in Lightroom to click a photo and convert the RAW ...
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What workflow should I use for processing RAW photos in Lightroom?

I started shooting in RAW, and I use Adobe Lightroom. What workflow would you recommend to use for the processing? I will really appreciate a detailed description of the steps (or a link to one). ...
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Should I convert my JPEG images to DNG in Lightroom 3?

I am new to LR3 and have decided to convert RAW images to DNG on import. However, I have about 8000 or so JPEG images that I have brought in to LR and I am on the fence as to whether to leave them in ...
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Is there a way to synchronise JPEG metadata into RAW files in Lightroom?

I've shot RAW + JPEG for most of my photos, and have added quite a lot of metadata to the JPEGs using Windows Live Photo Gallery. I've mainly added keywords and people tags (thanks to the new face ...
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What does “lifted blacks” mean?

What does "lifted blacks" mean? How does it affect your image? How do I do it in Lightroom?
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Lightroom 4: Delete edit from history other than the most recent one?

Let's say I've made 4 edits in LR4, in descending recentness: Contrast Punch Auto Tone Crop Now, I want to undo the Auto Tone, but leave everything else. Is such a thing possible, or do I have to ...
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Can I get noise reduction in Aperture that even gets close to the quality of Lightroom's?

I've been looking for a new Library / Photo Editing software, iPhoto isn't really cutting it any more. I've been using both Aperture and Lightroom a bit now (trial licenses) and I noticed a big ...