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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...