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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 best to manage multiple virtual copies of an image in Lightroom?

in the process of improving a photo, I often end up with lots of virtual copies (eg. I apply some basic adjustments, then create 3 copies to experiment with, then choose one of these and create a few ...
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Lightroom Tethering and EOS Utility: How to get LR to accept sub-folders in auto-import?

I use EOS Utility when tethering, but all photos end up in Lightroom, and I like auto-importing into LR as I shoot. So I use auto-import in LR, combined with a Monitor Folder provided by EOS Utility. ...
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How do you make Lightroom 4 create virtual copies in same collection as master?

I tend to organize my photos in LR in collections, and organize them on disk based on a hierarchical date structure. When I'm browsing in the collections and make a virtual copy of a file, it does not ...
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SmugMug pixelation in dark parts of jpg from lightroom

I'm new to Lightroom and new to SmugMug, so I'm hoping someone can help me out. I have this set of photos I took of a sunset, shot in jpg, edited in Lightroom to my liking and then published via the ...
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How does Darktable compare to Adobe Lightroom for editing JPEGs?

I mostly modify JPG images taken from my Nikon camera. How does Darktable compare to Adobe Lightroom for this purpose?
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Emulating Film Black and White in Digital: From Pictures to Print

I want to have that "feel" of black and white film with my digital photos. Would the Lightroom filters be enough? I mean, if this is done with digital, can I make it so that somehow Adobe Lightroom ...
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How do I update a Lightroom Catalog? (not just the meta data)

How can I refresh a LightRoom catalogue (i.e. re-read all files) to reflect changes I made to existing photographs? Synchronizing folders works for meta-data but it does NOT pick up changes made to ...
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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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Lightroom: Print Module or Develop/Export for online printing in specific aspect ratios?

Which is better? Use the Develop module to crop an image to a specific ratio and then export it to a JPEG or use the Print Module and print them to a JPG with a specific page size (aspect ...
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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 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 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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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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Can Lightroom 4 user export presets automatically increment sequence number across different exports?

I would like to be able to set up a preset that will export a file to a given directory with a specific name, and append a sequence number that increments on each export, so for example the first ...
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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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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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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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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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Tethered shooting with Sony a57 - impossible?

I have a Sony a57 and today I tried to set it up with a tethered capture in Lightroom. Lightroom couldn't even see the camera. Is there any way to get this working, or are they just not compatible?
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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I convert/re-compress select photos in Lightroom in-place?

As my Lightroom catalog grows there are some photographs I would like to preserve, but where I don't need all the editing latitude offered by RAW. I know I can convert them to DNG, but are there ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I easily replace raw files with jpeg format in Lightroom?

I only shoot in RAW, but for a normal travel trip I don't want to keep all photos in RAW because they occupy a lot of storage space. Is there a plugin in Lightroom to click a photo and convert the RAW ...
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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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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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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 ...