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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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What are the optimal JPEG settings for high-resolution Facebook photos?

With the current facebook photo uploader, what are the optimal settings for uploading high-resolution photos. I process my images in Adobe Lightroom. I'm aware of a similar question asked in the ...
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Quality of ImageMagick CR2 to JPEG conversion

Is there any quality difference between ImageMagick and Lightroom, when converting CR2 to JPEG in 100% quality?
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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 ...
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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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Bulk exporting/archiving collections in Lightroom

Is there any way to export images from my collections, where the images are automatically placed into a folder tree that mimics their collections? I'm not comfortable with having all that ...
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Cannot open Photoshop RAW file in Lightroom

I am using the latest (as of September 2012) versions of Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4, from the Creative Cloud. I do product photography and in my workflow I shoot multi-focus pictures of the same ...
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Recommended start point for sharpening RAW Images

I'm just beginning to get back into serious photography after a very long time away. I've toyed with digital, but this is my first foray into trying to do controlled creative work in the digital ...
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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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Lightroom Exporting for web optimum settings

When exporting a batch of photos in LR you get a variety of options. For photos that are going to be eventually printed I would think that the highest resolution and 300ppi would be a good starting ...
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Format for importing keywords into Lightroom from exif

I have my photos on disk and I want to import them into Lightroom. On each photo I have keyword information in the exif and when I import the files in Lightroom I can see the keywords appear in the ...
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Can I exclude subtags when searching for a tag?

I have a question about Adobe Lightroom 4: Say I have a keyword "parent" and a nested keyword (subtag) "child" under that keyword. Some photos are tagged with "parent", other are (only) tagged with ...
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Can I use Lightroom to crop a photo evenly around a center point?

I've recently been photographing with a 4.5mm circular fisheye lens and am finding that a square crop is a nice way to present the resulting images. Is there a way to indicate to Lightroom that I'd ...
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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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Using different Lightroom catalogues for Import and Export?

Over the years I have built up a disparate collection of both JPEGs, RAWs and RAW+JPEG from various different cameras, which are currently organised on disk by camera model and then date/event etc. I ...
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How can I export TIFF images to JPEG with no adjustments, using Lightroom?

I use Lightroom (version 3 now, probably 4 soon) to work with my raw images. When exporting to JPEG, Lightroom applies a number of adjustments, even if I leave all the settings at the default. This ...
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How do I remove ALL TRACES of Adobe CS6?

I have been testing Adobe CS6 over the last month and the trial ran out yesterday. I have decided that it's over the top for my needs at the moment, so have downloaded the Lightroom trial. However, ...
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What's the best way to get a photo from Lightroom to another PC for printing?

All my photos are managed in Lightroom 4.4 running under Windows 7 64-bits which has a Print module. Only, my computer with Lightroom does not have a printer anymore and I want to print this on ...
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How to enable auto-loading of several next photos in Lightroom?

I'm using Lightroom 4.1 to review, cherry pick and postprocess a bunch of Canon RAW photos from a big shooting session. I use the Library view in Loupe mode to review the photos and pick up the best ...
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Moving Lightroom catalog from PC to Macbook using Google Drive

I recently bought a new macbook pro and I'd like to move my existing Lightroom catalog which is on a PC over onto the Macbook. I have a 100gb Google drive account which I think I should be able to ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for the “All Photographs” collection in Lightroom?

I often find myself inside a collection in Lightroom and I want to jump to the "All Photographs" view leaving my selection intact. I can do this via the mouse by going to the Catalog panel and ...
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How to re-organise an existing Lightroom library?

Is there a way to automatically re-organise a lightroom library? When I imported my library I kept the structure that was on disk (so folders like Holiday, Family, etc). Now I would like to have the ...
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How to update Lightroom catalogue with intentional file removal done in OS?

I intentionally deleted some files in a Lightroom catalogue storage folder in OS (Mac OS X). Those files were once accidentally and incorrectly imported and all have file names ending with -2.jpg. ...
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In Lightroom, how to merge folders on different drives that are within the same catalogue to one drive?

In Lightroom, how to merge folders on different drives that are within the same catalogue to one drive? I have C: 2011 2012 D: 2012 and they are all within one catalogue. I'd like to ...
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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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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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How to print outer page extent outline or crop marks in Lightroom 4?

I would like to print my photos surrounded by white space (to simulate a mat border). Consider the following scenario: The picture frame fits an 8"x10" size photo but I make my photo smaller so that ...
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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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Renaming Photos in Sequential Alphabetical order

Before I start writing an AppleScript to do this I was wondering if anyone knew of any way to rename photos in Sequential Alphabetical Order. Let me give you an example. For one of the papers I do ...
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Can I add the filename as a tag to the image on Lightroom when exporting

Is there a way to add the filename as a keyword tag to the files being exported on Lightroom? I'm using LR 4.1, just in case. The thing is that after exporting, the files are renamed. Sometimes I ...
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Photo Processing - What am I doing wrong?

I seem to have a problem processing photos and I am not sure where I am going wrong. The issue is on my desktop monitor the photos look great. Overall vivid color, brightness, contrast etc. When I ...
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How to never stack photos and always show all photos in Lightroom?

These are really 2 separate items but I dislike both features equally: Is there a setting that would disable the stacking feature? Is there a way to completely disable this feature? I would like to ...
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Is there a way for various online photo services to import the same keywords/tags added in Lighroom?

Flickr seems to import the keywords (tags) correctly. Why won't these automatically import into other online sites when I add a photo? (namely 500px, Fine Art America) I manage my tags in a document ...
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Is there a way to have Lightroom include the cropped aspect ratio in the filename when the file is exported?

I am exporting my files to be printed by an outside service and I know before hand when working in the develop module what size I want the print to be. So I set the crop aspect ratio to be what I ...
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How can I import multiple cards into Lightroom simultaneously?

Photographers with more than one camera body, or who use several cards in a session, would benefit greatly from being able to import from more than one card into Lightroom without having to start ...
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Is there a way to export from lightroom to multiple formats simultaneously?

I frequently need to photograph my wife's textile works and output the results in several formats. She wants high quality, large jpegs; tiffs; and smallish jpegs for her web site, all of which go into ...
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Lightroom 4: How to export files as RAW/DNG with history?

Say I have a file with the following history: Export Crop White Balance: Custom Auto-Tone Import If I then import the exported file, the copy has all the changes but none of the history. If I don't ...
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Can I restore metadata wiped out by Topaz using Lightroom?

When using Lightroom, I edit a photo in Topaz Adjust. When the edited photo is imported back into Lightroom, some of the metadata is missing - namely the focal length, ISO, shutter speed, and ...