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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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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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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 ...
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Can Lightroom & Elements on different PCs share the same photos?

I use Lightroom for my management & editing etc & love it, however my wife needs to access the same pictures via a separate laptop, preferably via Elements or ACDSee. I can copy my folders to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I manage a Lightroom catalogue across 2 systems without networking?

I have just purchased Lightroom 4, and taking advantage of Adobe's enlightened two system licensing policy, I have it installed on a laptop and desktop PC. I take the laptop with me on trips and often ...
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What tool produces better quality jpeg: Lightroom or Imagemagick?

I'm using Lightroom for photo workflow. At the end of it, I would like to have the best JPEG I can get, basically two options to choose from: - export from Lightroom to JPEG, using the 100% Lightroom ...
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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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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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Do the Lightroom lens correction tools make good lenses less important?

Lightroom has Lens Correction tools such as Distortion, Vignetting, Chromatic Abberation, etc. depending on the brand and model of lens. Due to this feature, is it less relevant what the distortion ...
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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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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 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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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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What is the best way to synchronize Adobe Lightroom databases between two computers?

What is the best way to synchronize Adobe Lightroom databases between two computers (a desktop and a laptop)? I'd like to be able to edit photos on either machine, and preferably not copy the whole ...
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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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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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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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How to choose Render Previews in Lightroom?

During import, I had selected Render Previews » Minimal. Now I want to select the keepers, but every time I go to the next photo, it's first pixelated, then it's loaded. I usually shoot a couple ...
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RAW Conversion is better on Canon Utilities or LightRoom?

I have always used Picasa as I was with point and shot camera. Now, I want to learn photography and have brought a Canon DSLR with which I got Canon Utilities to manage the pictures and video. On ...
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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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Lightroom 4: Delete edit from history other than the most recent one?

Let's say I've made 4 edits in LR4, in descending recentness: Contrast Punch Auto Tone Crop Now, I want to undo the Auto Tone, but leave everything else. Is such a thing possible, or do I have to ...
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Is a NAPP membership valuable to a hobbyist photographer?

The National Association of Photoshop Professionals attracted my information recently. It seems a subscription provides access to the Photoshop User magazine, member-only forums and help, tutorials, ...
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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 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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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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Quickly check original photo in Lightroom Library module

is there a way to quickly check what the original photograph looked like while I'm in the library module of Lightroom? In particular I would like to be able to check what a photo looked like before ...
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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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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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Removing light halos in lightroom or photoshop

Are there any good techniques for reducing halos around lights in night shots? For example this photo Maybe it's impossible but I'm just wondering if there is any filter, plugin, technique that ...
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Workflow solution for working with an iPad and Windows PC?

I am having trouble putting together a workflow that will enable me to use my iPad to sort through and filter my photos into albums and then have the albums easily synced across to my PC (ideally into ...
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Geotag photos based on android's geotagged photos

So i did quite a big trip recently, and took lots of pictures with my DSLR and occasionally Android phone. Only after coming back did i read about the whole GPX file, tracklog options in Lightroom. ...
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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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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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importing an external list of photographs to Lightroom

I have a list of photo filenames that I uploaded to Flickr before I got Lightroom, in this format: P2000518.jpg P2000549.jpg P2000577.jpg [etc.] and I wondered: is there a way to tell Lightroom to ...
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How to resize images in Lightroom to a particular file size?

How would I create a preset to export files to a given file size? I need to be able to export a 2mb file for a realtor.
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How do I get Lightroom to display AM/PM info?

I switched the time zone on my camera -12 hours and I'm trying to fix the times of the photos before the switch; however, I can't figure out where Lightroom displays AM/PM - it doesn't seem to be in ...
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Print Settings from Lightroom 4

I always have a hard time when preparing my photos for printing at a lab; especially large format. I wanted to print out an 11"H x 14"W recently and I started reading and reading and reading. ...