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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 known issues when using Google Drive with Lightroom 5 (Catalog & photos) on two computer?

Does any of you have experience in using Google Drive with Lightroom 5? Like to use GDrive to be able to show/edit my photos on my Macbook and iMac. I know that I am only able to open Lightroom ...
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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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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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Which is better: Silver or Color Efex Pro from Nik Software?

I'd like to buy a plugin from Nik Software; which is the better plugin between Silver Efex Pro and Color Efex Pro?
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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 my Adobe Lightroom temporarily pixelate photos after every change?

I'm using Adobe Lightroom 3.0. I go to develop mode and everything is fine (the photo is sharp). After I do any change (saturation, fill light, sharpness... whatever) the photo automatically gets ...
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Is it possible to do non-disk-shaped clones in lightroom

Using spot removal with 100 opacity, one can "clone" little disks out of troubled images. In a recent shot, I have a long thin line that needs cloned out. Doing this with Photoshop would be easy, ...
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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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In Lightroom 4, how to apply same title and keywords to multiple photos?

In Lightroom 4, how do I apply the same title and keywords to multiple photos? Alternatively, how do I apply title and keywords of a photo to another set of multiple photos?
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How to mass convert RAW images into JPEG in Lightroom 3?

I have 1000 raw photos that I would like to convert all to jpg. Is there a way I can do this all at once or can I only do it one by one?
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Lightroom Import alternative?

Just returned from a vacation and processed my pics. Then realized what I really use Lightroom for and it's mainly the advanced import function to be able to rename files into my preferred hierarchy: ...
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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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Why does Lightroom import into the wrong days folder when sorting by date?

I am importing photos into lightroom (4.3) into date-organized images. I live in +8 timezone. My computer and my cameras are setup correctly (AFAIK). However, Lightroom consistently imports my images ...
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Why does LR seem to build a preview for JPEG's as well?

I am trying out shooting RAW+JPEG to see if that workflow is what I want. I am surprised to see that Lightroom still shows the "Loading" text when I zoom in on an unedited JPEG file. I expected that ...
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Quality of ImageMagick CR2 to JPEG conversion

Is there any quality difference between ImageMagick and Lightroom, when converting CR2 to JPEG in 100% quality?
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How can I export reduced resolution RAW files from Lightroom?

I read that in Lightroom 4 is possible to export reduced resolution raw files. Does anybody know how to do it?
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How can I make Lightroom auto-backup to jpeg?

I have recently got an android tablet and would like to keep a copy of most of my photos from my Lightroom archive on it for showing off my work, browsing etc. Is there any way to, preferably ...
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How do I export JPEGs from Lightroom without the grey/black box around each picture?

How do I export JPEGs from Lightroom without the grey/black box around each picture? This is really frustrating me. I know there has to be a way to do this.
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in the Windows version of Adobe Lightroom for “Edit Keyword Metadata”?

I'd like to be able to click the first picture, <-edit keyword metadata command->, type keywords, arrow key to next photo... rinse repeat. However, I can't figure out the keyboard shortcut for ...
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Is it normal for memory usage in Lightroom 3 to exceed 1.5GB, and what can I do about it?

I'm currently running a 2008 unibody 15" MacBook Pro 2.53 with 320GB 5400 RPM hard drive and 4GB of system memory. I've upgraded to Snow Leopard and I'm running Lightroom 3 (64-bit). I have two ...
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Advice on storing and organizing exported files alongside RAW files

This is a rather open ended question. I realize that everyone's workflow is different, and there are no ultimate solutions that work for everyone, but I would like to ask you for advice about storing ...
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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 hierarchical keywords in Lightroom actually work?

I thought I understood how this worked, but I've just proven myself wrong. Imagine the following keyword hierarchy fragment: - Locations - Europe - scotland - inner hebrides - ...
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Why doesn't my Lightroom smart photoset have any pictures in it?

I've created a "Smart Photoset" in Lightroom to publish photos to Flickr, configured to match all of the following rules: Collection contains "Nepal" Pick Flag is flagged I assumed, possibly ...
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How to properly deal with lens distortion in Sony NEX RAW files?

I have a Sony NEX6 camera and when using the 16-50 kit lens the photos shot in RAW has a lot of distortions. You either have to let the camera correct it using jpeg or you are expected to use Sony's ...
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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 use a different map source other than Google Maps in Lightroom 4?

Google Maps are horribly outdated in my area. Is there any way to use a different map source, e.g. OpenStreetMap, inside Lightroom 4's map module?
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Quickly compare before and after in Lightroom

In Adobe Lightroom, is there a quick way to view the picture without the transforms applied? I'm looking for a single keypress or mouse click to toggle/switch between the pre and post transformed ...
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How can I create a soft pastel tones preset in Lightroom?

Could anyone give any recommendations or links that may help me make my photos in soft, pastel tones, like photos from these albums: http://air-we-inspire.livejournal.com/102576.html ...
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Is there a way to export Lightroom's thumbnails whatever the resolution they are?

So, somehow I managed to erase folders containing some pictures. Now that I'm over my own stupidity, I ask, is there a way I can export Lightroom's thumbnails whatever the resolution they are? I ...
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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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Mass reverse geocoding in Lightroom or an external tool

I have nearly 3000 images in my Lightroom library that have GPS data but no textual location info. How can I mass reverse geocode all these pictures?
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Can I group photos in Lightroom into events as iPhoto does?

Now that I import a lot of photos, I want to know if it's possible during import to define an event or something, like the iPhoto way.
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What issues should I expect in migrating from iPhoto to Lightroom?

I recently got Adobe Lightroom 3, and I'd like to migrate my iPhoto 09 library. I'd like to know the best way to do this, with the corresponding tradeoffs between fuss and feature loss. iPhoto of ...
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Lightroom upgrade from a student licence

I'm thinking of buying Adobe Lightroom through a student licence. Will I be able to buy an upgrade licence when I'm not longer a student? Or will I have to buy the full licence? Thanks.
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Lightroom mass undo last develop step?

Is there a way to do a mass undo in lightroom's develop module? I'd prefer not to push arrow key and click on the last step for this many photos. The story, for those interested in face-palming: so ...
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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 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 can I import Pentax lens information into Lightroom?

I'm trying to get up to speed with Lightroom, and noticed that there are no Pentax lenses listed under the Lens Corrections menus. Is it possible to import the pentax lens information, even if I'm ...
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Can Lightroom detect corrupted images?

Can Lightroom detect all sorts of corrupted images? I.e. make a smart collection where these are collected. I know that some corrupted images often are displayed as missing, and can be found ...
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lightroom: how to upload photos to flickr and prevent duplicate uploads

Test case: Collection C1 contains photos {A, B, C, D} Collection C2 contains photos {A, C, E, F} When I upload these from Lightroom to Flickr (whether at the same time or in separate uploads), I ...
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Resize to the photo.stackexchange.com header photo size with Lightroom

I want to submit a photo to the photo.stackoverflow.com header thread (like here). They ask for a specific image size (375x210). Is there an easy way to resize and crop an image to this size using ...
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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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Software to burn full-sized images and thumbnails into one package

I just helped shoot a wedding for the first time for some friends, and I'm going to burn a DVD for them. Ideally, I want a DVD which contains both full-sized images and thumbnails, along with some ...
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How to re-organise an existing Lightroom library?

Is there a way to automatically re-organise a lightroom library? When I imported my library I kept the structure that was on disk (so folders like Holiday, Family, etc). Now I would like to have the ...
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High CPU usage when using Lightroom + Dual Monitor?

Wasn't sure if I should ask this question here or at another part of stackexchange, but I figured there would be more people using Lightroom here. I just purchased a second monitor and have noticed ...
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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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How to add keywords to lightroom from a textfile (after import)?

I have a fairly large (20,000 photos) catalog. I'm trying to add keywords from the exif data that lightroom doesn't read, for instance any effects (like "pop color") applied to the photo. Using ...
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iPad photo editing app that exports edits as XMP to reuse in lightroom?

Basically, I'm looking for Lightroom for iPad :) but until then, I'm trying to find an alternative. To organize and tag pictures I'll be using Photosmith which integrates with Lightroom. Now, I ...
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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 ...