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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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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 ...
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Why does my Lightroom/Photoshop preview change after loading?

Everybody who is using Lightroom probably has seen this: You have imported RAW files. Lightroom shows a preview, but contrast and color of the preview change after a few short seconds to a slightly ...
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Lightroom 5 Autotone without Exposure adjustment?

I like the Auto-tone function in Lightroom but since I take a lot of stopped down pictures in darker environments, lightroom always brightens the photos up by 1-2 stops in the exposure setting which I ...
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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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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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Adobe Lightroom - How to change metadata to make sorting in folders work?

When i am importing all my photos to lightroom i want to sort my 2000 pictures in folders by date. But i have two big issues. I only want folders per YEAR, not sub folders per month etc. Cant seem to ...
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Should deleted old catalog after merging two old catalog into new in abode lightroom?

I having problem. i have few collection of lightroom catalog from my past work.Now i want to merge all catalog's into one and delete rest of all except keeping that one fresh. But i am confused, is it ...
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Is it possible to record private comments in LR5?

Is there any way or place to add comments to photos in LR5. Not for clients to see but just additional info to remind me as to how the shot was taken? Such as "low sun over left shoulder"?
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Adobe Lightroom - Add multiple keyword to one photo and not have it move out from filtering

How can i in adobe lightroom add multiple keywords to a photo? I have hundreds of photos without a keyword. So to view all i use the left menu "collections>without keywords". But when i try to click ...
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Adobe Lightroom - how to sort large amount of photos in an effective way?

Looking for the best tips on using Adobe Lightroom when having thousands of photos all located in one folder on your computer. I want to sort them, categorize them and find a way to easier find old ...
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Tethered Capture not working - Windows 8 - D800 - Lightroom5

I am shooting tethered to a Windows 8 laptop which worked great until this morning when the tethered capture stopped working. The computer itself can view the D800 under "Portable Devices" in the ...
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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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How to Copy Lightroom Preferences?

How does one copy Lightroom preferences (not a Catalog) from one machine to another? Assume that both versions run on the same OS, in this case Windows 7 Pro 64-bits. While I've had Lightroom for ...
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How do you use Snapshots feature in Adobe Lightroom?

At the moment I don't have any use at all for snapshots. Can't help thinking that I'm missing on something. Seems like it might be a way to organize different processing versions of one photo, for ...
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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 do you manage images with duplicate file names in Lightroom?

I've had my camera for about a year, and having taken 9999 images the camera's file naming system has rolled over to 0001.. I usually import my photos to Lightroom, so Lightroom sorts them into ...
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How can I whiten my background, without whitening the subject or modifying subject colours?

If I take portraits against a white background I like to use a colorchecker passport to ensure that my subjects come out at the end of my workflow looking 'true to life'. The problem is that due to ...
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What type of software is Adobe Photoshop Lightroom?

I have heard or thought of many terms for what Lightroom is such as image management, digital asset management, photo editing software, and the list goes on and on. Does this package or type of ...
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Can you specify which metadata to export in Lightroom other than the few standard selections?

Can you specify which metadata to export in Lightroom other than the few standard selections? In the export dialogue you can select to export everything, just copyright, just copyright and contact ...
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Lightroom: Rate all images on import without losing the rating set in camera

I would like to rate all my images to 1 star on import in Lightroom. Not after import (Mark all, Rate, 1 Star) but rather during import. The important thing would be not to lose the rating from the ...
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Does Lightroom take advantage of RAW files?

If I make adjustments to my images (eg. exposure, shadows, etc.), does Lightroom take advantage of the fact, that RAW images have 14-bit depth? I often shoot and let camera save to both RAW and ...
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Customising Additional Keys for Lightroom

I recently purchased a Corsair gaming keyboard, specifically the K50. It obviously has all the usual keys one would expect, and an additional eighteen on the left hand side. They're designed to allow ...
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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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How to create Lightroom 4 import customization using filename and path?

I want my photos to be stored like this YYYY/YYYY-MM-DD_Name_of_shooting/YYYY-MM-DD_Name_of_shooting_001.nef (The date is the date of shooting) Is it possible to setup LR 4 in such a way that the ...
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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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How do I see the full dynamic range RAWs capture?

RAW files capture a higher dynamic range than JPEGs, like 13EV (in the best case) for my Sony NEX-5R. This lets me make more adjustments in post, but I have trouble visualizing what those adjustments ...
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Is there a need for Camera RAW in photoshop if you have Lightroom?

I am new to both Camera raw and Lightroom and from my beginner's eye is seems that all the functionality of camera raw exists in LR. and with LR being able to launch photos in photoshop for editing I ...
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Prevent Lightroom from creating duplicates if the edit in photoshop is not saved?

Quite often I choose to 'Edit in photoshop' from Lightroom but then end up not saving the result. (for example, because I just wanted to experiment with the photo, or I'm not satisfied with the ...
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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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Lightroom, same keyword multiple places in the hierarchy?

Is there any way to have the same keyword as a sub-keyword under multiple parent keywords? I count many of my colleagues as friends, and I'd like to tag the photos with a keyword for their name, so I ...
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Should I set the lens profile option in Lightroom If I already have the lens correction information on my Canon 6D?

I've a 6D with lens profile information for all my lenses. So when I process pictures from the camera in Lightroom do I need to set the lens profile option?
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What do you wish you knew about Lightroom keywords when you started?

Having been a very sporadic user of keywords, and not structuring them in any sort of manner, I am binning my current keywords and starting again. The areas I would like advice in are: Creating ...
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Same Lightroom Catalog changes colour tone on different machines?

I've got a Mac Pro which has historically been my only editing machine. I now have a second editor so I need to be able to edit the pics on a second mac too, a Mac mini. I know you cannot work on ...
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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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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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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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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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What exactly does Tone Curve do in Lightroom?

In simple terms, what does Tone Curve in LR actually do?. I can see the results of changing Tone Curve by playing around with it, but I don't really understand scientifically what it actually does. I ...
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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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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 ...