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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 can you limit the output of black and whites in Lightroom?

There is a successful photographer I follow and people love the effect they add to their photos. I've been editing photos for a long time and I know the trick they're using. However, I can't reproduce ...
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How do I move deleted photos?

I imported some 2000 photos into Lightroom 5 on the Mac, and then removed most of the ones in them, bringing it down to 40 photos. I did this by selecting photos I didn't like, pressing the Delete ...
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have accidentally taken 130 RAW shots with ISO sensitivity 10000, all noisy, now what?

... now what, Darktable or Lightroom? I have taken 30 shots indoors at artificial light at ISO 10000. On the live view display of the camera they looked great, now on the monitor, in the fullscreen ...
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How to choose Render Previews in Lightroom?

During import, I had selected Render Previews » Minimal. Now I want to select the keepers, but every time I go to the next photo, it's first pixelated, then it's loaded. I usually shoot a couple ...
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RAW Conversion is better on Canon Utilities or LightRoom?

I have always used Picasa as I was with point and shot camera. Now, I want to learn photography and have brought a Canon DSLR with which I got Canon Utilities to manage the pictures and video. On ...
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will lightroom sync offline library changes when external drive reconnects?

I want to organize all my photos so I copied all my folder from all my drives to a single 4TB external drive and now I want to organize everything and remove duplicates. what’s the best way to do ...
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Why doesn't Lightroom offer conversion from RGB to CMYK?

I have never fully understood why Lightroom works exclusively in the RGB colour space. I would assume that a large number of Lightroom users use the software to prepare their photos for print. Yet, I ...
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Image file tagging in OS X Mavericks based on Lightroom tags possible?

I use Lightroom 4 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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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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Is a NAPP membership valuable to a hobbyist photographer?

The National Association of Photoshop Professionals attracted my information recently. It seems a subscription provides access to the Photoshop User magazine, member-only forums and help, tutorials, ...
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Lightroom: how to backup the catalog and photos (raw files) on a network drive

I read a couple of post talking about the same topic but i didn't get an answer (step by step) on how can i backup all my catalg and files (pictures/raws) to another drive (network drive). So far i ...
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How do I perform the first Lightroom import of images from two external drives and a memory card?

what’s the best way for me to get my image management under control using light room 5. Provided I have two separate external drives with loads of folders and photos on each. also i have a few shoots ...
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Lightroom -> edit in photoshop increases brightness?

The "edit in photoshop" command is giving me brighter images in PS. If I save it without making any changes, the corresponding image in Lightroom retains that additional brightness. Do you have any ...
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Focus point plugin for Lightroom [duplicate]

I would like to see where the focus is in my pictures (in post). My understanding is that LR does not provide such functionality. Is there a plugin available?
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Quickly check original photo in Lightroom Library module

is there a way to quickly check what the original photograph looked like while I'm in the library module of Lightroom? In particular I would like to be able to check what a photo looked like before ...
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How can I search in Lightroom for photos that aren't geotagged?

Is it possible to search for photos in a Lightroom-5 catalog that aren't geotagged?
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Lightroom 5: Displaying a stack in Survey View

I'm using Lightroom 5, and was wondering if there's a quick way to display all items in a stack in Survey View. Right now, I can do that by: Expanding the stack Selecting all items in the stack ...
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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 do I change date folder name format in Lightroom?

I merged two libraries, one uses folders like d:\photos\yyyy\yyyy-mm-dd the other e:\photos\yyyy\mm\dd. I moved all of these to a NAS, but now the structure is inconsistent. Similar to this question, ...
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What is a simple lightroom workflow while keeping backups?

I'm looking for advice on a simple workflow with a stress on keeping a backup of the original files and the images I worked on. I have a laptop with limited drive space. Let’s say I can fit a year of ...
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How can we sync Lightroom 5 metadata changes over Dropbox?

I am working with Lightroom 5 and have a problem with writing meta data to exported JPGs, which I have already exported from Lightroom to upload to stock sites to sell. I am working in Lightroom 5, ...
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Removing light halos in lightroom or photoshop

Are there any good techniques for reducing halos around lights in night shots? For example this photo Maybe it's impossible but I'm just wondering if there is any filter, plugin, technique that ...
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Workflow solution for working with an iPad and Windows PC?

I am having trouble putting together a workflow that will enable me to use my iPad to sort through and filter my photos into albums and then have the albums easily synced across to my PC (ideally into ...
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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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Geotag photos based on android's geotagged photos

So i did quite a big trip recently, and took lots of pictures with my DSLR and occasionally Android phone. Only after coming back did i read about the whole GPX file, tracklog options in Lightroom. ...
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Is there any way to keep changes made after moving a raw image file?

A few months ago I started to take some of my images in Raw. I use Lightroom to post-process the images. At first I might keep a image in a certain folder, but after a while want to move the image in ...
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Lightroom + bridge workflow

I tend to keep all my photos in lightroom, which is usually my starting point. So, I also keep there the photos I have edited in photoshop FROM lightroom. On occasion though, I start working directly ...
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importing an external list of photographs to Lightroom

I have a list of photo filenames that I uploaded to Flickr before I got Lightroom, in this format: P2000518.jpg P2000549.jpg P2000577.jpg [etc.] and I wondered: is there a way to tell Lightroom to ...
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How to resize images in Lightroom to a particular file size?

How would I create a preset to export files to a given file size? I need to be able to export a 2mb file for a realtor.
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How do I get Lightroom to display AM/PM info?

I switched the time zone on my camera -12 hours and I'm trying to fix the times of the photos before the switch; however, I can't figure out where Lightroom displays AM/PM - it doesn't seem to be in ...
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Print Settings from Lightroom 4

I always have a hard time when preparing my photos for printing at a lab; especially large format. I wanted to print out an 11"H x 14"W recently and I started reading and reading and reading. ...
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photoshop CS5 ver. 12.0.4 does not update to CR 8.2

How can I update my PS5 to camera raw 8.2. I run Lightroom 5 and when ever I want to edit a canon 550d CR2 file I get the warning that I need cr8.2! I downloaded the plug-in installed it ...
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Does Lightroom 3 support multipage TIFF?

After scanning a series of negatives, I ended up with a large multipage TIFF file. Apparently Lightroom (I have ver. 3.6) only recognize the first image. Is there a way to handle multipage TIFF ...
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What feature/effect in lightroom causes people's faces to look plastic?

I was watching a tutorial the other day on retouching with lightroom, and they showed on effect that was handy to make skin better (smoother, fewer wrinkles, etc.) and said "don't over use this, or ...
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How do you get HDR tiff files from Photomatix/HDR Efex Pro to show up in Lightroom?

I've used both Photomatrix Pro and HDR Efex Pro to make HDR images from Lightroom. In Lightroom I select the exposures, right click and choose "Export to XXX" where XXX is Photomatrix Pro or HDR Efex ...
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How do I pan an image in Lightroom while using the adjustment brush?

Is there any keyboard control for panning, or something similar to -mouse to pan while I'm using the adjustment brush?
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Lightroom: Sharpen images for previewing?

Is there any way to sharpen images before I preview them? Is there any downside to doing this? I had been using a program named BreezeBrowser for years before making a recent switch to Lightroom. ...
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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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Lightroom & Facebook: Can't download comments

I exported a photo with Lightroom 4 to my Facebook page. In Lightroom I would like to update the comments for an image (at the bottom of the right hand column). Lightroom takes a bit and then ...
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lightroom smart collections

is there a way to create a smart collection in Ligthroom 5 that extracts all the photos which are not already in a(t least) a collection? I have moved lots of photos manually into collections, but ...
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Lightroom 5: export photo with NO keywords

I'm hoping to find a way to export my photos without ANY of the keywords, without having to go through the keyword list and turn off exporting for each one individually. I found this thread: How can I ...
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Why is Lightroom 3 having trouble importing from my iPhone 3GS?

When I attach my phone to lightroom 3 it recognizes the device in the import screen but it does not show any thumbnails as available. When I try to import the images it will not do so and says they ...
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How to copy all editing steps (not just settings) In Lightroom?

Is there a way to copy the editing steps from one image and paste them to another image in Lightroom, rather than simply copy/pasting the settings? I use a number of presets in Lightroom. When ...
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How does white-balance synchronisation work in Lightroom?

I just noticed that when in Lightroom I sync white-balance between multiple images the colour temperature and tint of the source image is not just copied over to the target images, but somehow ...
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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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How can I force Lightroom to export metadata for all photos?

I created a temporary catalog for several shoots, but forgot to enable the (IMHO most important and should be enabled by default *shakefist*) check-box in Catalog Settings: Automatically Write Changes ...
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How can I make a Lightroom 5 smart collection for unedited images which also includes my work in progress?

I have created a smart collection in Lightroom 5 for images (RAW) not previously edited or adjusted. My intention is to work with these images in the develop module, but as soon as I change any ...
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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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Lightroom: Print Module or Develop/Export for online printing in specific aspect ratios?

Which is better? Use the Develop module to crop an image to a specific ratio and then export it to a JPEG or use the Print Module and print them to a JPG with a specific page size (aspect ...
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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 ...