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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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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Google Maps are horribly outdated in my area.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 ...
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What media formats supported by LR for embedding metadata?

I am writing an article about migrating Lightroom catalogs to Daminion via XMP metadata. Does anybody know what media formats supported by LR for embedding metadata. Except JPEG and TIFF formats.
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How to do a selective darkening of part of a photo in Lightroom?

I have a photo that has quite a distracting corner: if you divide it by the rule of thirds it's bit less than half of the bottom right corner. Can I use Lightroom to darken that corner? I don't know; ...
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How do I do advanced editing of videos in Lightroom 4?

Lightroom 4 provides basic video editing features in the Library module using the Quick Develop panel. The adjustments it allows are limited to: Treatment (Color/Black & White) White Balance ...
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iPad photo editing app that exports edits as XMP to reuse in lightroom?

Basically, I'm looking for Lightroom for iPad :) but until then, I'm trying to find an alternative. To organize and tag pictures I'll be using Photosmith which integrates with Lightroom. Now, I ...
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How do hierarchical keywords in Lightroom actually work?

I thought I understood how this worked, but I've just proven myself wrong. Imagine the following keyword hierarchy fragment: - Locations - Europe - scotland - inner hebrides - ...
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How can I track print competition scores in Lightroom via Metadata?

I've recently started submitting my work into local and regional print competitions. As I get results, I thought it might be nice to be able to keep track of that along with the photo's metadata in ...
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Is DxO Optics better than Lightroom, or vice versa? [closed]

My guess is that they have some features in common, they have some differences too, but actually they are almost the same quality level. Are there reason to say one is better than the other or is ...
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Do the Lightroom lens correction tools make good lenses less important?

Lightroom has Lens Correction tools such as Distortion, Vignetting, Chromatic Abberation, etc. depending on the brand and model of lens. Due to this feature, is it less relevant what the distortion ...
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How can I apply the same action to multiple images in Lightroom?

In Adobe Lightroom's Develop mode, is it possible to apply an action to multiple images? When I select multiple images (control/shift click), it highlights those images. I then perform an action (such ...
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In Lightroom, how do I see which presets have been applied to an image?

In Adobe Lightroom, multiple presets can be applied to an image. Is there a way to see which presets have been applied to an image?
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Quickly compare before and after in Lightroom

In Adobe Lightroom, is there a quick way to view the picture without the transforms applied? I'm looking for a single keypress or mouse click to toggle/switch between the pre and post transformed ...
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Lightroom keyboard shortcut to reset a picture's settings

In Adobe Lightroom 3, is there a keyboard shortcut to reset a picture's settings? I'm looking for the equivalent of right-click on picture - Settings - Reset, within Develop.
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How to reset Lightroom's library?

In Adobe Lightroom 3, how can I reset the library? That is, I want to remove all photos from the library.
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Is it possible for Lightroom to automatically add keywords on import?

Specifically, I'm looking to automatically add keywords relating to EXIF data, like the camera that the picture was taken with. The reason I am interested in doing this is because some of the places ...
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Best way to Re-Organize my photos in Lightroom

I started using Lightroom years ago on Version 1 or 2, and back then, I told it to import my photos into a folder, and put the photos into a folder for each day (for example 2006-01-07, etc.). It ...
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Why doesn't my Lightroom smart photoset have any pictures in it?

I've created a "Smart Photoset" in Lightroom to publish photos to Flickr, configured to match all of the following rules: Collection contains "Nepal" Pick Flag is flagged I assumed, possibly ...
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How do I track what has been published to flickr from Lightroom?

I'm not so much interested in which method to use for publishing (like this question), I'm more interested in how I should go about marking images as "selected for publishing" and keeping track of ...
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Lightroom vs Photoshop vs etc [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I get Lightroom Presets? I am looking at buying Lightroom mostly for organizing my stock. I current have photoshop and an open software called paint.net for ...
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How can I make HDR images without the cartoon look?

I am processing some photos intended to show HDR and I mainly want to bring out all the tones of a scene, which is why I took three bracketed shots to begin with. But pushing the detail pretty ...
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How do you identify a RAW or JPEG image within Lightroom 3?

I usually shoot RAW photos. Once in awhile I will switch back to JPEG. Is there a way to identify which photos are RAW in Lightroom library and such? Thanks!
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What steps to take to match screen to print?

I don't print a TON of my photos, but when I do it's because it's really important to me. I've got a MacBook Pro attached to a Samsung 2300 display and an HP Photosmart 7760 printer. I typically use ...
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Lightroom Multi-Catalog Syncing/Management [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to synchronize Adobe Lightroom databases between two computers? I'm looking for an application to manage multiple Lightroom catalogs for me - I ...
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In which order should I edit a photo between Lightroom and Photoshop?

Quick question: I currently use Lightroom and have Photoshop installed. If I intend to make an edit to a photo in Photoshop should I make my raw adjustments in Lightroom first then perform my ...
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Is there a Lightroom lens correction profile for the Nikon Coolpix 995?

I have a bunch of old photos taken with a Nikon Coolpix 995 that I'm working with in Lightroom 3. The 995 had noticeable lens distortion particularly at the wideangle end. I've tried using ...
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What is the difference between Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom?

I have been using Adobe Photoshop for years. I even use Illustrator for vector work from time to time. Then along came Adobe bridge and it seems to be an attempt at a better way to browse, sort, and ...
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Are there any downsides to applying the lens correction profile in Adobe Lightroom?

Assuming that you are using a good lens profile, say one that Adobe has predefined in Lightroom, are there any downsides to automatically applying the appropriate lens correction profile when the ...
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How to restore a backup from a photoshop.com account (possibly with Lightroom)?

I have almost lost some important pics due to a faulty SD card in my wife's phone. She has fixed it by installing (on her phone drive, not on the SD card!) a photoshop express app which was able to ...
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Can I tell Lightroom to set export filenames to the Title if there is one or Original Filename when there isn't?

At the moment, when I export an image from Lightroom, I simply use the original image filename (with new extension). What I would like to do, if I have applied a Title, is to use that as the export ...
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Why are my Lightroom 3 developments displaying in some applications but not others?

I'm shooting timelapse photos in JPEG and Ive imported them using Lightroom 3. They were initially upside down so I flipped them around added some exposure and saturation adjustments. I selected all ...
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How to import metadata from extermal .xmp sidecar file when importing .jpg files into Lightroom?

I have thousands of image files that I want to import into Lightroom. Some of the files are .nef, some are .jpg, .tiff, and other formats. If I have file1.nef and also have file1.xmp in the same ...
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Photoshop or lightroom for landscape and nature photography?

I have canon 500D with 18-55mm and 70-300mm lens. I have lot of interest in landscape and Nature photography. I need to purchase some software to assist me with post-processing my photos. Which one is ...
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Can I get noise reduction in Aperture that even gets close to the quality of Lightroom's?

I've been looking for a new Library / Photo Editing software, iPhoto isn't really cutting it any more. I've been using both Aperture and Lightroom a bit now (trial licenses) and I noticed a big ...
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How can I make Lightroom auto-backup to jpeg?

I have recently got an android tablet and would like to keep a copy of most of my photos from my Lightroom archive on it for showing off my work, browsing etc. Is there any way to, preferably ...
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Will I receive the upgrade discount to Lightroom 4 from Lightroom 2

I currently have Lightroom 2. Will I have to buy the full version of Lightroom 4 when it comes out or can I upgrade?