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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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Any way to make Lightroom apply grain and sharpness after export/resize?

I noticed that Lightroom applies filters such as sharpness and grain in pixel sizes, by which I mean that 1/10 cropped photo will have 10x bigger grain than an uncropped photo would have. Same goes ...
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What's the difference between DSC_ and RSC_ files?

My Nikon cameras (D80 and D700) both seemingly randomly change file extension between DSC_ and RSC_. Counter does not reset. I always shoot RAW and rarely change memory card (as I import photos ...
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Erasing objects with Lightroom

I have a picture shot on a white background, however the white background didn't cover the whole frame. The sides of the image show unwanted objects. I would like to erase these side parts such that ...
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Selective colour adjustment from brush in Lightroom possible?

Is it possible to adjust selective colour from an area highlighted by the brush adjustment tool in Lightroom? Additionally I can't see any options for luminance adjustment of brush adjustments ...
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Lightroom 5. “Convert photo to DNG” then “Save metadata to file”?

In my workflow, I import - select - keyword - retouch - rename - and convert .nef photos to .dng. Then I archive all images. If then I retouch again my dng in the develop module, do I need to ...
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How to achieve clean landscape night photography editing

I came across this guy's work and love the look and how clean it is. Besides removing the saturation, and strong clarity, what else is involved in getting this type of clean and detailed look? ...
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Can I embed existing JPEG's into DNG's as a preview?

Using CHDK with my Canon A550 I get DNG files that do not have an embedded preview image only a very small thumbnail (see this question). However, alongside the DNG a full resolution JPEG file is ...
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Restoring Lightroom photo metadata from a backup

Yesterday I ran a bunch of my photos through exiftool in order to change their lens information. (I shoot some lenses on adapters and so the lens names and focal lengths have to be set manually.) ...
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Deleting presets in Lightroom 3

How do you delete an unwanted preset in LR 3 that you have in your saved presets? Thanks.
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Does “!!!” have a special meaning in a Lightroom keywords file?

We have some Lightroom keyword files which have keywords which begin with three exclamation marks ("!!!") - something like this: !!!colour list - IMPORT HERE !!!location list - IMPORT HERE ...
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How many different focal lengths and apertures does a typical lens correction profile in Lightroom consist of?

Due to different distortion in lenses at different apertures and focal lengths different corrections have to be applied under different conditions when using Lightroom lens correction. I guess this is ...
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Transferring lightroom catalogue to a new computer

I have a new computer running windows 8. I have installed on it a legal, paid for Lightroom CC on it. Can I transfer the catalogue in my 'copied' Lightroom 4 which is running on my old windows 7 ...
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Troubleshooting lightroom and corrupted dngs

I'm using Lightroom 5 on Windows 8.1. I have a ton of photos from a wedding gig a week ago. I've already gone through about 1/3 of them, rated them and done some basic adjustments to some. Yesterday ...
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export from Lightroom to specific name [duplicate]

I have Raw photos with names in DSCxxxx.nef format. I want to assign a name for each photo based on the subject. Now when I export to JPEG, I want Lightroom to use this name. Is that possible? ...
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Bleed & Trim Area for LR

I don't now how to go about this. I'm trying to print to Nations Photo Lab. They say I need to have a bleed & trim that should measure 3.75 x 2.25 and the trimming area, where the card gets cut, ...
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Rog Walker / Street Etiquette Style - How to get their style of editing

I'm interested in this kind of look. Does anyone know how it can be accomplished within Lightroom 5. The photographers name is Rog Walker. Not sure if anyone is familiar with his work. ...
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Use Lightroom as a photo editor only, without catalogueing?

I'm looking for a raw photo editor/developer application for my Nikon D5100. The two obvious choices are Capture NX2 and Lightroom. I'm new to this whole thing, I read a lot about them, played a bit ...
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Lightroom catalog location

I have about 2TB of RAW photos (~100 000) and following hard disks: 1) 1TB 7200rpm 2) 2x2TB (mirror) 7200rpm 3) 2TB 5400-7200rpm I would like to optimize hard drive workload, so where ...
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Local lightroom catalog, photos on network share, but synchronize says 0 photos?

I am trying to set up the ability of my Windows machine to run Lightroom and access the photos that I have stored on my iMac. I have the main lightroom catalog on the iMac, not shared, and I'm saving ...
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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 Lightroom lens correction profiles for Contax G lenses (e.g. 90/2.8) exist?

I recently acquired a used Contax G 90/2.8 Sonnar lens, which is an amazing piece of glass and was wondering did anyone make lens correction profiles for it?
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Can I ask Lightroom to delete copied photos from the SD card?

I have a 32GB SD card, and I find that I run out of space on the card sooner than I'd like. Can I get Lightroom to delete the photos from the SD card after they have been copied to the Mac? Not just ...
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Can I filter by autofocus in Lightroom?

Does Lightroom let me filter photos by whether they were manually focused? Or is this information not even stored in the ARW metadata? (I'm assuming they were not lost during DNG conversion in ...
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Changing grid-color of Cropping tool of Lightroom

When we use Lightroom, cropping tool utilize a grid which is White in color. Problem is: when i edit some whitish or light-colored photo, the grid is almost invisible. In that case, I cannot ...
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How to move photos from Android phone to Lightroom wireless?

I'm trying to find a good workflow for importing photos shot on an Android phone into Lightroom on a PC. Ideally this would be via wireless sync in some way (Dropbox? Google+ Photos?), but with ...
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How to create smart collections in Lightroom for hierarchical keywords?

I want to make smart collection according to my hierarchical keywords set on my images. Take a look at included image to have a view about my scenario. What criteria should I define for my smart ...
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Is it a bad idea to activate lens-corrections in camera, when also use lens-correction in Lightroom?

My EOS has the option to correct known lens-aberration which is activated at the moment. I use Lightroom (5.2) for post-processing, which can also correct lens-aberration. Is it a problem to ...
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Why is Lightroom 5 running crazy-slow?

I installed LR 5 and have been using it as a trial for a couple weeks now and it's been performing phenomenally slow since the beginning. Even something as simple as switching from Develop to the ...
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What is the Lightroom equivalent of setting the contrast to -2 in the camera?

I am playing with the different picture styles directly from my Canon 5D-II and I would like to know if there is some sort of mapping with what I can do in Lightroom. What is the equivalent of -2 ...
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Apply a modified camera profile when importing from a 5D-II to Lightroom

I am using a custom camera profile on my Canon 5D mkII where I bump saturation by one and decrease contrast by two. This is applied to JPEG files and not to the raw files which makes sense. Is there ...
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Managing multiple catalogs in Lightroom? Between external hard drive and laptop

Before you mark this as a duplicate hear me out. I didn't get my answer from some of the other questions out there. I only have one laptop however I don't want to keep all my photos on it (limited ...
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Can I merge multiple photos to reduce noise?

This is not about HDR, exposure fusion, or any kind of bracketing (exposure, focus, ISO, what have you). There's an excellent iOS app called Cortex Camera that takes a couple of dozen photos in a ...
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Multiple instances or windows of Lightroom opened for photo reorganization

I am new to lightroom (Mac) and had been trying to migrate from using acdsee pro inside of a virtual windows machine. The workflow I am tying to achieve used to involve opening two acdsee ...
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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 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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Is it possible in LR 5 to add unique metadata titles to a large amount of images?

So I use squarespace for my website. Clients can come and see their images to choose which ones they want. In order for them to know which ones to pick, I have to tag titles on the images for them ...
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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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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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How to force Lightroom to use a specific lens profile?

I use a Canon 6D and a Rokinon (Samyang/Bower) 14mm f/2.8 for some fun UWA shots. I had already downloaded a lens profile using Adobe Lens Profile Downloader to correct for the mustache distortion. ...
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Image file tagging in OS X Mavericks based on Lightroom tags possible?

I use Lightroom 5 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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Is there a way to get lightroom to show me the camera's original thumbnail?

When I import raw files into lightroom, it displays one thumbnail right away, but then after it's processed everything, the thumbnail changes, sometimes noticeably. From what I've read, the initial ...
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Lightroom 4.4 - on synchronizing folder, LR says photos are missing but are not, and requests remove + re import?

I recently discovered that when I try to "synchronize a folder" in which I have added new photos to (CR2 raw files), this pop up shows up in Lightroom 4 (Mac): It says that my images in that ...
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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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How can you use a Collection inside a Lightroom Smart Collection?

This should be an easy task, as LR4 allows you to select "Collection" as part of the "Edit Smart Collection". So let's say: 1) I have "CollectionA" already set up 2) I want to set up "CollectionB" ...
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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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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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What can Aperture or Lightroom do that Picasa or iPhoto can't?

I just upgraded from a point-and-shoot to an interchangeable lens camera. I was wondering if I should also consider Aperture or Lightroom rather than Picasa, but I don't have a good idea of what ...