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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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How do I clean up keyword hierarchies in Lightroom?

I've been using Lightroom for a few years. At one point I kept keywords in a hierarchy, so I'd have something like: Animals > Birds > Eagles This worked well, I could include the option to export ...
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How can I get Adobe Lightroom to automatically crop two different 5x7 photos to fit on one 8.5x11 sheet?

When using the standard Lightroom templates for printing I can select the Zoom to Fill option so the photos will get cropped to the appropriate size BUT I can not select 2 different 5x7 photos on the ...
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Organizing and moving photos from one device to another [Lightroom 4 and Apple devices]

I am using Time Capsule to store my photos. The catalogs folder is on my laptop because LR4 cannot store catalogs on remote drives. Suppose I transfer the photos to another drive, or I change laptop, ...
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Change all Image folders in Lightroom 4.3 at once

In my last catalog my photos directory was //192.0.2.77/Photos After re-installing Lightroom 4.3 some time later that has changed to //SERVER/Photos How can I change all sub-folder directories at ...
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Why are there some colours missing in Lightroom Split Toning selection tool?

The Split Toning selection tool in Lightroom does not have some colours like gray, brown, black etc... for both highlights and shadows. Is there a specific reason for this?
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Do I need Photoshop installed to use Lightroom?

Do I need to have Photoshop installed to work with Lightroom? Or is Lightroom totally independent of Photoshop? Thank you.
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How to bulk convert Lossless DNGs to Lossy DNG outside Lightroom?

I like the new option of "Lossy DNG" to save some disk space on some of my files. Now I want to convert a part of my existing Lossless DNGs to Lossy DNGs. Lightroom can do that for a couple, but It ...
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How to export to a pre-named folder in Lightroom

I would like to configure an export setting in Lightroom so that it writes to a folder of the same name as the original folder, but in a different location (without re-typing the name of the folder ...
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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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Lightroom to export list of path-filenames of selected images for external processing

In Lightroom 3.6 I am trying to produce (export) a list of selected files to be processed externally in another application. I do NOT want to export the images. I am seeking a list that produces the ...
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How do I sort digital photos and scans together in Lightroom 4?

I have many images captured with a digital camera and many that I've scanned from negatives and stills. I use the Edit Capture Date... option to set the capture time of the scan. However, when I sort ...
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Which Lightroom import presets should I use to get output like that from Capture NX?

When I import NEF photos into Lightroom, they do not look as good as they appear when importing into Capture NX. The colours look a little more muddy and there is a lack of contrast. This means that ...
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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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Is there a people/face recognition filter for Lightroom? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any plugin for Lightroom that enables face recognition? Is there a filter that recognises people for Lightroom? It would be useful for a first level filtering ...
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Printing photos to a specific size

I have a Mac and Lightroom 4 and a full frame camera Nikon D700 Wishing to upload a photo to my lab for a photo to be printed at 10 x 8 Using Lightroom what should the aspect ratio be. Do I choose ...
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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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In Lightroom, how do I search for photos which match only a certain keyword?

How do I get Lightroom to return photos that contain a single word I search for? Example: I have pictures that I have keyworded with two names, Max and Maddie. I have pictures of Max on his own ...
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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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How should I categorise my photos in Lightroom?

I am using Eric Scouten's method here: http://ericscouten.com/2012/03/05/lightroom-technique-how-i-organize-my-catalog-and-why-2012-edition/ but I am finding that although his color label presets are ...
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Can't find recovery and others menus in LR4

I made my first new import on LR4 after importing the old catalogue, but I don't find the recovery, fill lights and other slider from raw shoots! I checked the old pictures which I did import with LR3 ...
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I'm a Designer and Programmer who wants to create some software for photographers [closed]

I've been wanting to use my skills to do some sort of service for Photographers for a while now and thought I'd finally ask. My initial idea was to create a service that would let you create a ...
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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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Does Lightroom apply edits in the order I do them, or does it intelligently reorder them?

The matter of the correct order of applying sharpening has been discussed various times (I will pick this question as an example, but it's not the only one), with a clear consensus which can be summed ...
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Does Lightroom automatically save the date of printing events, or just the date a print is saved?

I am trying to discover best way to keep track of printing from Lightroom rather than from printer data.
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D7000 and Lightroom “Direct acquisition” how to store also on SD

I've tried to use "direct acquisition" function in Lightroom with my Nikon D7000. It works like a sharm but I notice that pictures goes directly on my PC without being saved on SD. Is there an option ...
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Sony NEX-6: Transfering photos via wi-fi to Lightroom

I have a NEX-6, which has wi-fi support. I was able to transfer my pictures via wi-fi using Sony Play Memory bundled software. But unfortunately, the software is nowhere close to Adobe Lightroom in ...
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How do I make my MX880 Canon prints come out in the same colors as on the screen?

I have a Canon MX880 printer which I recently bought. For some reason, prints from Adobe Lightroom come out with bad colors (i.e. not the same as on screen, though not altogether different). I played ...
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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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Is there any SDK to build tethering plugins to import files into Lightroom?

Lightroom by default comes up with Canon Tether plugin. Does it provide any SDK, using which we can build our own tether plugin that selectively takes files from an external source (server/folder)? ...
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Rename files in Lightroom during export

When exporting my images from Lightroom, I want to rename them, based upon the image name and its mapping in a CSV file. Ideally, I would want something like this: When the user after editing goes ...
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Are there any free but comparable alternatives to Lightroom?

Does anyone have any recommendations for free software that provides the key features of Lightroom in one package? The main things I am looking for are: RAW photo editing Library management Multiple ...
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What is the behavior of thumbnails in Lightroom?

In order to update all my thumbnails I rendered standard sized previews for all my pictures overnight, having read somewhere that this was the asiest way. But to my surprise, there are still ...
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Cropping to a desired size in LightRoom

Seems a simple thing really, but is it unusual that I just can't seem to crop well in Lightroom? I love it for organising and editing my photos, but I find that if I want to get fine grain cropping ...
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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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Lightroom is not showing Photo correctly

I have 3-4 Photos in LR that in Library / Develop / Preview looks like this: The File itself seems to be fine as it show properly in other tools. Any idea how to fix this in LR?
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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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Can I edit photos in Lightroom using only previews

All my photos are stored on a NAS. I edit them on one of my two laptops. The catalog is synchronized between the laptops and I only use one laptop at a time to edit photos. This model works very well ...
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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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Why does opening Lightroom 4 cause a color shift to my entire display?

I have a MacBook Pro mid-2010, I am currently using "Color LCD" and every time I open Lightroom I notice a subtle color change on my display, it gets a little cooler. This also happens when I open the ...
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Reservations on making the move to Adobe Lightroom or Apple's Aperture

Background I'm a web developer (diploma) and computer scientist (degree), so I know a thing or two about computers and software. I just got into photography in Nov '10, but have been using Photoshop ...
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How do I get rid of shiny skin with Lightroom?

For photos taken with my Point & Shoot camera, the flash often leave people in the photo with a 'shiny skin' effect. Other than not using the flash (or at least moving the flash off the ...
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Lightroom white balance adjustment without a grey card

I'm using Lightroom 4, trying to adjust white balance using the eyedropper by the Temp slider, but I'm not sure where in the image to click to get the right balance. I did not use a grey card, so do I ...
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LR brush tool saturation

There is something I don't understand in LR. I turn Saturation for whole picutre to -100 from Basic pane, so I get B/W picture. Then I go to Brush, turn saturation to +100 and brush areas expecting ...
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Batch move photos to other folder in Lightroom 3

Currently I have my photos organised in Events in Lightroom 3. It also uses a folder structure that looks like this: Year/dd-mm/Eventname-##.jpg I figured that it would be easier for me to find ...
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Is there a way to search by aspect ratio in Lightroom?

Is there a way to add useful aspect-ratio search to Lighroom? The present interface (LR 3.2) gives only 3 options: Landscape, Portrait and Square. Those seem more like orientations than aspect-ratios ...
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How can I create a smart collection that checks for only *one* given keyword in Lightroom 3?

I think I know my Lightroom pretty well, but I couldn't find a way to create a smart collection that returns photos containing only one given keyword. Just one. Say, all photos containing only the ...
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Lightroom: Create virtual copy of image when dragging on collection

When creating a collection in Lightroom I can have lightroom create a virtual copy for every image added upon creating the collection. But when I add pictures later to the collection, I'll have to ...
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Is Lightroom overkill for a JPG-oriented workflow?

I am a passionate not a professional, I shoot most of the time in jpg because: I usually don't have the time to process raw raw takes a lot more space (and I feel my D700 jpgs are huge already!) ...
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Raw development in Lightroom 4.1 and Digital Photo Professional 3.9.x – bad vs. good?

I have opened the same raw image from my Canon EOS 550D (CR2) in Lightroom and Digital Photo Professional. This are the default raw development results: Lightroom: Digital Photo Professional: Why ...
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LR 3: Preset adds dark vignette, but how?

In Lightroom 3, I have some presets (example: whoiswolf_herbst_licht) that seem to darken the edges of the photo. However, I can't figure out how they do this. There is nothing that shows up in the ...