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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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What can Lightroom folders do that collections or smart collections can't?

What can folders in Lightroom 5 do that collections or smart collections can't do, or can't do in a convenient way? At first glance, it looks like folders are just a more limited version of ...
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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 automatically organize files on disk based on date or other metadata inside Lightroom?

I've been tidying up my external hard drives, which involved merging several Lightroom libraries as well as importing a bunch of stuff that I haven't properly catalogued before. Unfortunately things ...
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Is EXIF:XPKeyword imported by Lightroom?

Is the EXIF tag XPKeywords (used by e.g. Windows 7 for tags) imported by Lightroom as keywords? If not, is there some more indirect way to import the data?
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Graduated Filter with Lightroom to adjust Whites and Blacks

I am using Lightroom and I am finding it pretty easy. I'm able to use Graduated Filter with ease as well. There is one thing in one of my photos that I would like to touch up, but only for part of ...
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How do you add lens profiles to Adobe Lightroom?

I just received my Sigma 18-35 and love it. I use Lightroom for editing and according to Adobe, the Sigma 18-35 f 1.8 is supported. When I go to lens correction, I don't see the lens available. Do ...
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Consolidate keyword hierarchies

is it possible to consolidate two trees with different number of levels in their hierarchy? That is, I want to add several new superlevels, but due to the current keyword structure it's easier to add ...
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People smart collections - similar names problem

I run a complete library of all my photos (100k+) and have quite a lot of smart collections. The big problem I have is when tagging people Ie the three different people: John Doe John Irvin Doe ...
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How does Darktable compare to Adobe Lightroom for editing JPEGs?

I mostly modify JPG images taken from my Nikon camera. How does Darktable compare to Adobe Lightroom for this purpose?
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Stop keyword hierarchy from expanding during click-and-drag

During the everyday clean-up of keywords in lightroom I often simply click-and-drag the keyword from one keyword location to another. Is it possible to stop the "receiving" keyword location to expand? ...
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In Lightroom how do I determine what collections an image is in?

I have created several collections, where some images are in more than one collection. Is there a way to show what collections a particular image is in? I have one small collection where I want to ...
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What does it mean, to copy a lens profile correction from one photo to another in lightroom?

As the title says, what happens when copying a "lens profile correction" setting from one photo to another in lightroom? Supposing I have two photos, one shot at 10mm, one shot at 20mm, both using ...
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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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How can I set the “Pick” flag for a bunch of photos based on filename in Lightroom?

I need to re-export some old photos with different settings (quality/size/etc.). Usually that's pretty straightforward: Enable a filter to show only picked photos, select all, export. However, in one ...
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How do I export a picture from Lightroom without the original?

The JPG file is in lightroom with every detail but I cannot export the file because I transfered the file from a friends flash drive. The error message I get is: "“DSCN1663.JPG” could not be used ...
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Lightroom colour issue with secondary monitor

I have a laptop and I've connected a second monitor to it, I've done some calibration on its menus so that it has the same look as my laptop but when I open lightroom's two monitors mode, you can ...
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lightroom editing in photoshop..

I am sending my lightroom images in small groups to be edited in photoshop. I'm selecting to edit the original image. When I save the image (jpg) in photoshop, only some of the images in lightroom ...
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Can I restore raw development changes for moved Lightroom files?

I recently started using Lightroom. I am now aware that you are supposed to manage images within Lightroom, but unfortunately I moved a bunch of directories in Finder and synchronized them via ...
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Export/backup files from Lightroom including flags/stars/picks

Is is possible to export RAW files (or DNG files) including the flags from Lightroom to an external hard disk? I know how to export the files including all the lightroom manipulations, but cannot find ...
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Is Adobe Lightroom worth it for a student amatuer photographer? [closed]

I am a hobbyist photographer, and I am considering buying Adobe Lightroom. Do you guys think that Lightroom is necessary for someone who shoots in RAW with the Nikon D3200? I shoot fairly often, but ...
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How to create a secondary black & white batch and preserve original color batch in Lightroom

I recently did photography for a wedding and offered to do both color-processed and b&w. I have post-produced the best shots within my color batch. Now I simply need to create a secondary set that ...
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Editing previously-taken photographs—by multiple amateurs—for a consistent look

I'm working with a variety of photos that have already been taken by several different amateurs. I don't have the ability to provide direction in how these photos are taken, and I want to treat that ...
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why does lightroom5 get dark when mousing out of library pane?

When I take my mouse out of the library pane the screen goes darker and the selected images are left bright. I’m not sure what button I pressed to cause this. How can this be toggled off? I thought I ...
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Does Lightroom 5 do any lossless operations on JPEGs?

There are many lossless transformations that can be done on JPEGs: Crop Rotate by 90 or 180 degrees in either direction Flip horizontally or vertically Transpose along either diagonal axis Modify ...
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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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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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Lightroom workflow to copy files to external drive? [duplicate]

I have two external drives with distinct images on each. I purchased a third and want to get the images off the original two drives and move it into a new folder structure (year/event name). I’m ...
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Lenses on older canon bodies only shows up as focal range in Lightroom. Can this be fixed?

When using some of my older Canon bodies such as the 1Ds and the 1Ds mk II, the lenses only shows up as the focal range in the metadata when imported to lightroom. For example the Canon EF 24-105/4,0 ...
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Export metadata from one software and import into another

I'm planning to migrate from Lightroom (Windows) to AfterShot Pro (Linux). Is it possible to somehow export the metadata (is that the correct word when talking about the changes made in white ...
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Can I make Lightroom see existing Flickr albums as photosets

I have started using Lightroom5 and I generally organize my photos by location. So if I have taken some photos for a new location I create a new photoset (i.e Liverpool) drag my images to it and ...
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Setting white balance for raw image from Canon S100 using Lighroom failed to work well

I have a Canon Powershot S100 and use Adobe Photoshop 5.1, up until this point I have just saved images on my camera jpeg but I decided to try saving as raw format as well. So I set my camera to save ...
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Is there a way to export from lightroom to multiple formats simultaneously?

I frequently need to photograph my wife's textile works and output the results in several formats. She wants high quality, large jpegs; tiffs; and smallish jpegs for her web site, all of which go into ...
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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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Can I edit photos in Lightroom using only previews

All my photos are stored on a NAS. I edit them on one of my two laptops. The catalog is synchronized between the laptops and I only use one laptop at a time to edit photos. This model works very well ...
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Lightroom soft proof - intent perceptual or relative?

The description is that you set the same in softproofing and the printer. But what if you are not printing but sending to a "make your own post card" service? Is there a general rule of thumb you can ...
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How do I move a photo in Lightroom after it's been added but not copied?

Normally when adding photos to Lightroom, I "Copy as DNG" from my camera's SD card to my external hard drive. Recently someone gave me a DVD containing over a thousand images in JPG format, which I ...
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Jpeg images are zoomed and ORF files are not in Lightroom 5

I am using Lightroom 5 and imported jpeg and raw images from my OMD EM1 shot with the 12-40mm kit zoom lens. Some of the jpeg images seem to be zoomed while the raw (orf) images are not for the same ...
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Why Lightroom not offering to choose “Edit a copy”?

If I chose "Edit In > Photoshop CC" in normal Lightroom offered me to choose how to edit an image: edit a copy, edit this exactly image and another one option I don't remember. Not if I try to "Edit ...
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Am I able to clean white background in Lightroom?

I have a photo of an object on almost clean white background (see below). As you can see the bottom of the photo is perfectly clean white, but the topmost of the picture is slightly gray which is not ...
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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 do I order photos in Lightroom?

In Lightroom 5, I have all my photos in a single folder. I use collections to group my photos (such as "Railway", "Terrace", etc). Within each of these collections, I order my photos in a way that ...
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Multi user access cataloging system?

I am running a studio of 6 artists and I am looking for a solution to organize images essentially exactly like lightroom does but that can be accessed simultaneously by all of the artists. I know that ...
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The 'Pick' and 'Reject' implemetation in DAMs is flawed? [closed]

If one looks at many sites/tutorials/books etc. about how to work with Pick, Reject and 1-5 Rating System, will find a more or less common strategy: Select the 'good' ones with Pick Select the 'bad' ...
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Why are my Lightroom 5 backups freezing?

When I am backing up my Lightroom Catalog it freezes on "Optimizing previews catalog." I even let it sit over night and no progress. When I press "Cancel" I have to Force Quit out of Lightroom to ...
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Do adjustments in Photoshop yield better results than similar adjustment in Lightroom?

Lightroom can perform many adjustments on images and I'd like to do >95% of my work in Lightroom, but I'm curious if I'd be getting better results by making the same changes in Photoshop. For example, ...
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How do I move photos from a Lightroom collection to a folder, preserving order?

In Lightroom 5, I have a collection that contains a bunch of photos in a carefully arranged order (User Order). I want to move these photos to a new folder, preserving the order. How do I do this? If ...
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Why aren't there Tokina lens profiles in Lightroom, and how do I get one for mine?

I have a Nikon D90 and a Tokina 11-16mm. I want a lens profile for Adobe Lightroom, and it seems they have all known brands out of the box but Tokina. Why is that? How can I add a profile for my ...
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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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Recommended settings in Lightroom 5 when exporting to NIK / other plugs as TIFF?

When exporting to NIK or any other plug, Lightroom asks for some information. AFAIK, and the more I study the less I know, the exported file should be a TIFF (no good options there), ProPhoto RGB ...
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How to do the same crop on a batch of photos?

I've got a batch of photos (an owl coughing up a pellet in case you're curious). I want to make an animated GIF out of them, but the result would be improved if they were all given an identical crop ...