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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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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 ...
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What to do in Lightroom when shooting both RAW and JPEG?

I have recently started: Shooting both RAW & JPEG Using Lightroom 4 Currently when I import my photos into Lightroom I am using the (default) option to ignore duplicates, this means that only ...
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What does “lifted blacks” mean?

What does "lifted blacks" mean? How does it affect your image? How do I do it in Lightroom?
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How to achieve this colored-haze effect in Lightroom?

I really like the colored-haze in this photo: http://meiirene.35photo.ru/photo_372234/ How do I do it in Lightrooom?
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Why would some of my Lightroom3 noise reduction sliders be disabled?

I use Lightroom 3.6 and I just imported some old RAW files into it. I can use the basic noise reduction tools but the Details and Contrast tools are disabled. How can I get them enabled? The same ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for 4x6 crop in Lightroom 4, or way to set a default aspect ratio?

I spend a lot of time cropping photos into the 4x6 aspect ratio in order for friends and family to get prints. When I switch to the crop tool, Lightroom always starts with an unlocked, "Original" ...
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How do I determine the best setting for the Lightroom Standard Preview Size?

I searched on the web and on this Q&A site and couldn't find an answer to this question: what size should the "standard preview size" option on Lighroom have? Does it depend on the size of your ...
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What should I do to obtain the best resolution for publishing with Blurb Photo books?

I'm looking for tips on how to obtain the best resolution when editing photos within Lightroom for export to publish photo books with Blurb. The photos are original raw from a Nikon D80.
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Is it possible to filter for exported/printed photographs in Lightroom?

To keep track of the pics that I print or export I am currently adding a tag (such as "print") and using Smart collections which filter on these tags. This has a major failure point, in requiring that ...
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Pan image in lightroom with keyboard

When I'm going through a whole bunch of shots to determine which to delete and which to flag, it's fastest for me to just keep both hands on the keyboard. However, if I want to zoom in to 100% on a ...
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Simple comparison of LightRoom 4, Corel AfterShot Pro, DarkTable

I understand that I should upgrade from my basic workflow (mostly Picasa + some Cyberlink PhotoDirector). edit The basic of what I'm looking into is a step-up, single stop (if possible!) solution ...
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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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In Lightroom how can I see all photos that have been modified after they were exported

I am using Adobe Lightroom 4 and shoot RAW+JPG. I normally post process all my images and then bulk export them back out to JPG when done overwriting the original JPGs but sometimes I might forget to ...
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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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Why would one want to include the original RAW inside of a DNG?

I'm interested in starting to convert my photos to DNG instead of NEF, because it allows Lightroom to embed it's metadata into the actual files, and because the "fast indexing" feature makes ...
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Can I use a different map source other than Google Maps in Lightroom 4?

Google Maps are horribly outdated in my area. Is there any way to use a different map source, e.g. OpenStreetMap, inside Lightroom 4's map module?
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Why do my sRGB exports from Lightroom look different from RAW files shown in the program even though my monitor can only show sRGB?

I have read tons of docs about color management over the Web, but there is something I can't understand. I have a screen that can only render the RGB color space. It is very well calibrated using ...
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What software can I use for post-processing? [closed]

I have access to the below software and I use all of them at various times. I do not have a specific workflow and would like to start following one. Aperture LightRoom Photoshop CS5 The general ...
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How can I export reduced resolution RAW files from Lightroom?

I read that in Lightroom 4 is possible to export reduced resolution raw files. Does anybody know how to do it?
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Why doesn't editing photos from Lightroom in Photoshop post-Lighroom adjustments work right?

Mac, Lightroom 4.0, Photoshop CS5.1 So I import a photo from my camera using Lighroom (CR2 from EOS 5D Mk II) Do some Lightroom adjustments to edit the image (Done here to display the obvious ...
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Mass reverse geocoding in Lightroom or an external tool

I have nearly 3000 images in my Lightroom library that have GPS data but no textual location info. How can I mass reverse geocode all these pictures?
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How to modify local contrast in Lightroom?

How to modify local contrast of a photo in Lightroom 4? The only thing comes into my mind is to use the brush tool. Is there any other way to achieve this or a plug-in to let me modify the local ...
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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'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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Why are there two rotation controls in Lightroom, and how do they differ?

Lightroom has very similar controls for rotation in two different sections. First, in the Crop & Straighten tool: Second, in the manual section of the Lens Corrections control: The Crop ...
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Does Lightroom 3 support multipage TIFF?

After scanning a series of negatives, I ended up with a large multipage TIFF file. Apparently Lightroom (I have ver. 3.6) only recognize the first image. Is there a way to handle multipage TIFF ...