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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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Are development tools redundant in Lightroom? [duplicate]

For example, I can change whites and blacks in the “Basic” box. But I can also do that in the “Tone Curve” box. Thus I’m wondering if I should use both boxes(meaning they are complementary) or if ...
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Why do my images look pixelated during/after LR/PS post processing?

I bought the Nikon D810, Lexar card reader and just started using Creative Cloud (LR then PS). First, when the picture are loading to the GRID of LR for me to choose the pictures to import, the ...
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What colour space does Adobe Lightroom use when displaying photographs outside of the Develop module?

I've already read What colour space does Adobe Lightroom use in the Develop Module? this question but its leave two points unanswered: Does Lightroom use that particular color space throughout or ...
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How to calibrate image darkness (blacks and shadows) between Lightroom and printers?

I sent some images to a printer's to print for card creation, but they have all come out too dark — more blacks and shadows then when I view the image on my screen. I use Adobe Lightroom on a PC. I ...
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Adobe lightroom changes colors after importing pictures

I have a strange problem where colors appear to be inverted when I load in my pictures of the recent bloodmoon into Adobe Lightroom. Here are two pictures (on imgur) showing the difference between ...
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How to remove that kind of noise in photo taken at night? [duplicate]

The photo: Settings in Lightroom: As it's clearly seen Lightroom is not able to handle it. How to make it work?
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Lightroom weird slideshow

When I play a slideshow in light-room 5 I have a weird effect depending on the stoke border being shown or not: No stroke border: some images are rotated (shown ok both in library and Develop ...
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Is there a thumbnails-only build function in Lightroom?

Is there some way to load thumbnails for a selection of photos, other than scrolling through them page by page, waiting for them to render? I'm aware that I can build previews of varying quality, but ...
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Is it possible to add letterboxing during Lightroom export?

[Edit: the underlying problem has been fixed in iOS 9.2] I export my favourite photos from Lightroom for viewing on an iPad. My camera takes photos with a 3:2 aspect ratio; the iPad screen has a 4:3 ...
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Setting up Lightroom

I am about to launch my photographic collection into Lightroom but it is something I want to do correctly,and only once. I have a collection of several thousand images, presently foldered in Windows, ...
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Moving from Light Room to Capture One/Media Pro or alternative

I've used Lightroom (LR) for the past year and I love that tool. However, I've recently looked into alternatives and the output of Capture One (CO) looks better than LR, at least for me. I wanted to ...
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what CPU and how much RAM to process 25-36mp images in Lightroom? [duplicate]

I want to build a computer to process RAW images for either Nikon D610 or Nikon D800E. We're talking image size of 25 to 36 megapixels. I'll be doing the processing on Lightroom, running on Windows 7 ...
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Lightroom doesn't show all known lens profiles

Only in one of my projects I have the problem that I can't choose more than one lens profile for my photos, because there's only one lens in each maker's list and the list is much shorter than usual. ...
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Lightroom: how to import GPS location when adding DNG after JPG?

I do have the following problem: I imported many pics as JPG files, which contain GPS metadata and created collections etc. Now I added the corresponding DNG files so that Lightroom merges them. The ...
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Why did “Presets” suddenly appear in my Lightroom's right click -> settings menu?

I've been using LR since years. I used to edit many similar photos just by right clicking on the photo, click on settings, and then very near "settings" appeared the submenu "paste from previous". ...
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Lightroom: Custom Camera Profile Appears as “Unnamed Profile”

I'm running Lightroom CC on a macbook pro with Yosemite. I used the X-Rite Colorchecker Passport to create a custom color profile in lightroom. Everything worked fine, except after restarting ...
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Lightroom TIFF XMP sidecar missing?

Before asking my question I'll quickly describe my workflow when shooting stock photos: Import CR2 in LR Basic edits (exposure, sharpness), LR writes changes in sidecar XMP Send JPGs to client who ...
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How do I use my screen calibration profile in Lightroom under wine?

I have a .icc monitor profile from my colorhug, which I use with GIMP and geeqie. I have xiccd running which sets the X11 _ICC_PROFILE atom to point at my .icc file. All the guides I've seen for ...
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How can I use live view while tethering a Nikon D810 to LightRoom 5 CC?

My camera is a Nikon D810. I have the Adobe Creative Cloud suite and haven't updated it for a while, but my Lightroom version is 5. My camera came with a cable, one side was a HDMI I think that I ...
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How do I make my images look like this dreamlike picture?

I understand that the post-production process for images like these typically involves increasing the exposure and saturation and lifting the blacks of the image. However, I notice the histogram of ...
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Lightroom: Any advantage to setting highlights/shadows before white point/dark point?

In Lightroom, is there any reason why it is more advantageous to adjust highlights and shadows before setting the white point and black point (or vice-versa)? I realize that everyone has their own ...
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How can I lock the grid sort order in Lightroom?

I have a selection of photos in Grid view, sorted by rating. Now I want to go through and change ratings. However, every time I change a photo's rating the grid re-sorts and moves to the changed ...
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Lightroom and Incorrect Keyword Count

I'm using Adobe Lightroom CC. In the Keyword List panel, I have a keyword that indicates that there are seven photos in the library with that keyword. However, if I click on the arrow to the right of ...
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Why do my Photoshop/LR pictures look different on Facebook?

The left picture is the uploaded picture to Facebook, center picture is exported jpeg from photoshop and opened using Windows Photo Viewer, and right picture is open in Photoshop still. The center ...
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Does any Lightroom gallery make use of Lightroom’s tags for navigation?

Does any built-in Lightroom gallery or some third-party gallery support Lightroom’s tags? It would offer more navigation possibilities for those looking at my galleries. I am running Lightroom 6.
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How can I see the Merge HDR result in Lightroom CC?

I tried using the HDR option in Lightroom - However I am unable to see the Merge HDR result. Is there a method to set the HDR merge to be set to appear next to the original (tiff) photo in Lightroom ...
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Process Silverfast color raw scans in Lightroom

In SilverFast there are two main scan modes. One called raw which export a DNG file and one TIFF. In the DNG format I need to invert as part of the post process in Lightroom. Or I can go for TIFF ...
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What's the difference between adjusting highlights and shadows in the basic panel and in the tone curve in the Develop Module of Lightroom?

I wanted to reduce some highlights in a photo and found that there were two possible ways of doing so: one from the basic panel and another from the tone curve. when I reduce the highlights in one ...
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How do I recreate the colours and what seems to be a filter on the image

I found this photo on a flickr page and was wondering how to create those colours and what seems to be some kind of coloured filter added on top. Subject images; https://flic.kr/p/tpEh5E ...
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Creating rainbow colours in reflections (cross-polarization)

I found this photo on an inactive flickr page and was wondering how to create those colours and reflections. Subject; https://flic.kr/p/vLCv4b Similar unedited Image: https://flic.kr/p/q5TwbC It's ...
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What happened to the “delete rejected” button in Lightroom?

In Lightroom CC 2015, where did they hide the delete all rejected button? I want to easily mark all the real duds, those that are out of focus, accidental shots of feet, black frames, etc. Marking ...
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Lossless modification of JPEGs according to XMP metadata

I have a bunch of photos in JPEGs (not in RAW or any other lossless format). I turned on the option "Include Develop settings in metadata inside JPEG" in Lightroom. If I understand it correctly, it ...
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How to export unedited version of photos, but keep cropping/straightening edit in Lightroom?

I am using Lightroom, version 5.7.1 to be specific. I have shot many photos and edited (retouched) for a client, exported them. But my client is so paranoid that she also wants unedited version of the ...
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what is the best way to import photos into Lightroom CC in my situation

Background: I've subscribed to Adobe CC Photography Plan, which includes Lightroom and Photoshop. I have a MacBook Pro with 1TB SSD (I replaced the 256GB one), a PC with 6TB hard drive, and a 4TB ...
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How do I achieve these results? [duplicate]

I can't find the exact original, but I have attached an image identical to the original. Edit: https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/jujug/18613887401/in/set-72157653841277990/ Originalish: ...
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Is there a way to permanently Sync Settings in Lightroom?

Is there a way to permanently synchronize develop settings in Lightroom. I.e. for Lightroom to "watch" one file and update the develop settings of a "linked" file whenever changes are made. I am ...
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How do I give my photos the same dreamlike effect as this photographer?

I've always found this photographer's images very intriguing and have recently been curious as to how she took and/or edited them. Can you explain how this effect would be achieved via both of these ...
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What's the balance of highlights, shadows, lights, and darks in this photo?

I would love to give my photos a dreamy effect like this. I can see there's some clarity reduction; what, in terms of highlights, shadows, lights, and darks, would the lighting look like? For ...
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How to sync photos from Lightroom across devices? [duplicate]

I know there seems to be a lot of information regarding Lightroom for mobile; however my question is with respect to Lightroom on one PC and a laptop, both Windows machines — not mobile devices I ...
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Does LR automatically apply lens profiles? [duplicate]

I am looking at buying a Nikon D810 with 20mm 1.8, 50mm 1.8, and 85mm 1.8. I use LR 5.7.1 and Windows 7.0. I found the files that LR stores its lens profiles in and all three lenses are listed there. ...
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How do you import the new OS X Photos app to Adobe Lightroom?

I recently purchased a new camera to start my photography hobby. I have an SD card that I put into my Macbook Pro, and was able to easily import pictures from it into Lightroom. This didn't work, ...
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LR Edit in PS, edited image does not show in LR

I was having an issue with Lightroom CC 2015 freezing and found the suggestion about changing the useAutoBahn setting to false, which I did and indeed the freezing seems to have stopped. But now an ...
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How to fix light leaks on black and white film in Photoshop?

I have some banding of light leaks on my b/w film. Some are totally white (overexposed), some may be recoverable (hopefully).How can I fix these in Photoshop or Lightroom?
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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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How do you keep organized in LR?

I recently switched from Aperture to LR. I want to know what is the best way to get organized. How do you keep your file structure? I read online that some are using YYYYMMDD-Title as folders. Also, ...
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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 is Lightroom CC not responding after changing to develop mode?

So as the title says, Lightroom CC becomes inoperable as soon as I change to develop mode. I updated the software for my graphics card, which originally was not supported with LCC. Once I saw in ...
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Lightroom: Folder display doesn't match filesystem

I recently imported my iPhoto library into Lightroom using Lightroom's import facility. The result of that was a neatly arranged filesystem, like thus: 2012/ 01/ 2012-01-03/ ... files ...