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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 recover from a crash during import into Lightroom 5?

I was importing images, when my pc blacked out due to overheating. At the time of restarting the import I could still see the images in the explorer (WIN8) and in the import dialogue. The import goes ...
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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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How can I save metadata changes to master photos in Lightroom?

Here's a situation where I would like Lightroom to alter my master photos. I have some photos that I took on October 30, 2011 with the capture time at around 15:00 hours. The date is correct but the ...
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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 ...
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How do I change camera settings inside Lightroom using tethered capture?

So I decided to have a go at tethered capture inside Lightroom. I have the camera connected, powered on, drivers were found and installed, Lightroom can see the camera and I can even shoot with it ...
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How can I find dust in Photoshop similar to the Lightroom feature Visualize Spots?

Adobe Lightroom 5 came out with a new feature called "Visualize Spots" that helps you to find dust. More information on the feature can be found here: Adobe Help How can I achieve a similar function ...
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Is there an option in Lightroom for listing the missing (questionmarked) photos?

I am looking for a way to list or filter out the photos that are reported as missing or offline. I have seen at least two photos in Library with a question mark. The folder itself didn't have a ...
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Is there any good method to invert a negative image (duplicated with a digital camera) in Lightroom?

I made some duplicates picture (of negatives) with my digital camera using a bellows and a repro-dia. The image is obviously in a negative format but in RAW. Is the invertion function exists in ...
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DSLR Workflow with ultrabooks

I have gotten my hands on a Toshiba Ultrabook, and i reckon it could do a decent job at doing basic Lightroom tasks when in the field. Its small, light and has a good battery life... The problem is ...
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How will an image from my Canon 7D look as an 8' by 8' poster? Will using TIFF over JPEG make a difference?

The organizer of a trade show just asked me if he could use one of the images that I took with my Canon 7D for as a backdrop. He said that he needs to photo in TIFF format, and said that he wants to ...
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Sharpening when editing RAW in CS6 from LR5

When opening a RAW file in Photoshop from LR5, will the standard +25 Sharpening be "remembered" in Photoshop, or will it be reset to zero? Another question, not related to the previous one, is if ...
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How to whiten the yellow light of a poorly illuminated picture?

I had some poor lighting during a photo shoot (amateur) and ended up with pictures like the ones below. Is there any easy way in Lightroom to correct and whiten the lights in these kind of pictures? ...
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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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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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Does Photo Mechanic import faster than Lightroom?

I've recently found myself being encumbered by LRs slow rendering so I want to use Photo Mechanic. But I wonder if Photo Mechanic ingests faster than LR imports? It seems to me that just copying ...
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Nikon in-camera vs lightroom jpg conversion [duplicate]

I'm just getting started with Lightroom 4. I've been shooting RAW + JPG using my Nikon D7000, but would like to just shoot RAW and then convert to JPG in Lightroom. What's the most efficient way to ...
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When I take “Time Machine” backup of Lightroom, does it backup my edits?

I´m wondering, if I take "Time Machine" of my Macbook Pro, does it backup Lightroom? And if it does, will my edits follow the picture?
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Is it possible to create Lightroom / Flickr captions in two languages?

I need to export images from Lightroom 5 to Flickr/Web with the captions in two different languages; English and Russian. Are there any methods/tools to facilitate this process without mixing two ...
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Can I programatically manipulate Lightroom's “rejected” flag in images?

Can I use a tool like exif2 or exiftool to programatically inspect and manipulate the flag used for "Rejected" in Lightroom? I can't find a field that seems to correspond to it. If not, is there ...
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Why does the eye dropper in LR Develop module stop working?

How do I get the eye dropper tool in Lightroom 4 Develop module to stay on? When I move the eye dropper tool across the image it turns off, and then sometimes turns back on again. Can anyone tell me ...
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Excluding nested keywords from smart collection

I like to keep track of where I take a picture, and of course, what is in the picture. Often the two are not the same: I might be on top of a mountain, taking a picture of another peak. I have the ...
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How to emulate the in-camera processing into Lightroom? [duplicate]

First off, I'm a beginner in matters of digital photo processing (and photography for that record). I already know that the RAW file is a dump of raw sensor data with no processing whatsoever applied ...
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How to view side-car JPGs on lightroom? How to easily manage RAW+JPEG image reviews?

I've been shooting RAW+JPEG and I'm importing them together into Lightroom (i.e. the JPEG becomes a side-car of the RAW file). trouble is, I can't seem to find a way to review the out-of-camera JPEG ...
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Just upgraded to a newer version of Photoshop, how do I get Lightroom to recognize it?

I had PS5.1 when I installed LR4 and now I have CS6, but LR4 still opens everything in CS5.1. How do I make it open everything in CS6?
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What metadata editor is capable of overwriting originals?

Photography workflows seem to be oblivious to version control systems like git. Instead iPhoto and Lightroom seem to expect you to keep multiple copies of edited/catalogued images. I simply want to ...
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How should I optimize photos for a web portfolio?

Can you give me tips on work flow in post processing? I am fresh on the web and am trying to put my best work out there but when it appears on my website, it looks like crap. How do I export the files ...
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Does reducing Lightroom export file size reduce image quality?

Sometimes I reduced the file sizes of my jpeg images for faster uploading to the web. Does this reduce the image quality?
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How to globally fix missing files in Adobe Lightroom?

I had to reinstall my OS, backing up and moving folders around, and now my library has thousands of missing items. How can I automate the location process for all of them? The software will locate ...
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Is Lightroom Auto Tone very dodgy?

I don't know if it is just my taste, or is lightroom's auto levels like rolling a dice? Sometimes is makes subtle adjustments that do improve the visibility of highs and lows, but 50% of the time is ...
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Reorganizing After Import In Lightroom

When I import into LR I get a lot of options about how I want the imported photos to be put into folders in the destination. Is there someway I can access that flexibility when moving photos that ...
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How to prevent Lightroom's preview folder from growing large?

I'm currently transferring my Lightroom catalog from my laptop to my new desktop PC. I decided to copy both the catalog file itself and the preview files (folder Lightroom 3 Catalog Previews.lrdata). ...
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How were these portrait photos edited to get this look?

3 photos, and I realize perhaps 3 different techniques, but all of them are producing some sort of "unreal" look I don't know how to describe and a skin texture in the 3rd photo (how3.jpg) that I ...
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Is GPU or CPU more important for Photoshop and Lightroom?

I'm looking to buy a laptop (for a spare) and I'm not ready to spend the amount I did on my first one. The machine will only be used for photo editing. Should I go for the dedicated graphics card or ...
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Best way to move photos to another drive (Lightroom)?

My wife uses Lightroom for her Photography business. Her main drive is filling up and I installed another drive into our Mac Pro to be used as an archive. She has groups of files (Weddings, since ...
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What's the difference between using RAW or JPG with After Effects?

I am making some timelapse videos. And I have around 1500 photos in RAW format. I did some adjustoments in Lightroom and then imported these RAW files to After Effects. But After Effects processed ...
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How best to manage multiple virtual copies of an image in Lightroom?

in the process of improving a photo, I often end up with lots of virtual copies (eg. I apply some basic adjustments, then create 3 copies to experiment with, then choose one of these and create a few ...
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Lightroom Tethering and EOS Utility: How to get LR to accept sub-folders in auto-import?

I use EOS Utility when tethering, but all photos end up in Lightroom, and I like auto-importing into LR as I shoot. So I use auto-import in LR, combined with a Monitor Folder provided by EOS Utility. ...
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How do you make Lightroom 4 create virtual copies in same collection as master?

I tend to organize my photos in LR in collections, and organize them on disk based on a hierarchical date structure. When I'm browsing in the collections and make a virtual copy of a file, it does not ...
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SmugMug pixelation in dark parts of jpg from lightroom

I'm new to Lightroom and new to SmugMug, so I'm hoping someone can help me out. I have this set of photos I took of a sunset, shot in jpg, edited in Lightroom to my liking and then published via the ...
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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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Emulating Film Black and White in Digital: From Pictures to Print

I want to have that "feel" of black and white film with my digital photos. Would the Lightroom filters be enough? I mean, if this is done with digital, can I make it so that somehow Adobe Lightroom ...
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How do I update a Lightroom Catalog? (not just the meta data)

How can I refresh a LightRoom catalogue (i.e. re-read all files) to reflect changes I made to existing photographs? Synchronizing folders works for meta-data but it does NOT pick up changes made to ...