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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 to make Lightroom recognize geotags in NEF files?

I usually geotag my pictures with Picasa + Google Earth, while using Lightroom 3.4 for everything else. While this works fine with JPEG pictures, I've discovered that apparently LR doesn't recognize ...
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What is the difference between the fill light & blacks and exposure sliders in Lightroom?

What is the difference between using Fill Light and Blacks sliders and dealing with the Exposure slider directly in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom?
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Is it possible to get the Histogram display in Lightroom to only consider the area selected by your cropping?

I've noticed that when I crop a photo, the histogram does not change. If I am then making changes based on the histogram (ie. exposure, fill light, blacks, etc...), it would seem to me that the ...
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How can I force Lightroom to export metadata for all photos?

I created a temporary catalog for several shoots, but forgot to enable the (IMHO most important and should be enabled by default *shakefist*) check-box in Catalog Settings: Automatically Write Changes ...
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Photo sorting software / method / workflow [closed]

Finally went with a DSLR, Nikon D5100 after deliberating for a few years. (Not that I was in a hurry – I don't particularly need a DLSR but really like to take photographs, so time wasn't an issue.) ...
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In Lightroom, how can I move a set of filtered images preserving the folder order?

I'd like to move all my raw (.nef) files in my Lightroom catalog to another hard drive to free up space. However, I want to preserve the folder structure from the source drive to the other hard ...
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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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How do I determine focus points in Adobe Lightroom?

Not sure if this is possible or not in Adobe Lightroom. I would like to see the focus points chosen by my Canon DSLR. I am guessing this is stored somewhere in the EXIF, but I'm not certain. I find ...
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How to relocate tagged photos in Lightroom 3?

I am in the process of Tagged about 30,000 photos using LR3. All of the photos were saved in separate folders under "My Photos" in Windows 7. Now, since my C drive is nearly full, I am installing a ...
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Batch process RAW -> JPG with Photoshop or Lightroom (raw import)?

I have around ~1200 photos shot from an event. I was shooting to raw only. My ISO was quite high, 3200, but since my camera handles high isos perfectly (Canon 60D), all I need is to boost up the noise ...
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How can I create a soft pastel tones preset in Lightroom?

Could anyone give any recommendations or links that may help me make my photos in soft, pastel tones, like photos from these albums: http://air-we-inspire.livejournal.com/102576.html ...
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How to mass convert RAW images into JPEG in Lightroom 3?

I have 1000 raw photos that I would like to convert all to jpg. Is there a way I can do this all at once or can I only do it one by one?
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High CPU usage when using Lightroom + Dual Monitor?

Wasn't sure if I should ask this question here or at another part of stackexchange, but I figured there would be more people using Lightroom here. I just purchased a second monitor and have noticed ...
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How do I move Apple Aperture-specific metadata to Adobe Lightroom?

When I drag a folder into Apple Aperture the name of the folder becomes the name of a project that those photos are put in. Specifically, the metadata item is "Project path". This information is ...
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Can I remove the cable in postprocessing for this photo?

I have Adobe Lightroom. I could get Adobe Photoshop but it will really cost. For this kind of photo adjustments is it worth? But first, can it be done with today's software? Here's the pic : PS: ...
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Should I worry about making “mistakes” in Develop mode in Lightroom?

Every edit action in Lightroom is recorded in the History for that photo. If I "try-on" various settings, say changing White Balance through the various modes to find one I like, it creates an entry ...
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How can I select only all edited photos from a catalog for export from Lightroom 3?

In Lightroom 3, how do I select only edited photos from a catalog for export, without choosing individually? For example: I import 500 photos from a shoot and I go through and edit 286 photos. Now I ...
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How can I batch add keywords (metadata) to JPGs, with matching?

I have a weird situation in on my hands and hope to find some direction/hints... The ultimate goal is to have a Lightroom catalog with about 30 000 keyworded images in it. The images are all JPEG, ...
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Is it possible to export photos from Lightroom from the command line?

I'd like to share photos from my Lightroom catalog on a home network via a web server. Browsers can only understand JPGs, but my photos are mostly in RAW. I'd like to find a solution where I don't ...
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What do you wish you knew about Lightroom keywords when you started?

Having been a very sporadic user of keywords, and not structuring them in any sort of manner, I am binning my current keywords and starting again. The areas I would like advice in are: Creating ...
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In Lightroom 3.5, can I use lens profile of Nikon AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED for older non-ED version?

In Adobe Lightroom 3.5 (and Camera Raw 6.5) it adds support for still in production Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED (http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/846/cpsid_84666.html#main_Nikon) My question is, ...
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How to use Lightroom and Photoshop Elements together?

I know the catalog cannot be shared between these two programs, but what is a good way to have them coexist together? It seems like I would have to have a separate copy of my photos that each program ...
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Can I group photos in Lightroom into events as iPhoto does?

Now that I import a lot of photos, I want to know if it's possible during import to define an event or something, like the iPhoto way.
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Can Lightroom and Photoshop Elements share catalog info?

I like Photoshop Elements 10 cataloguing abilities to find people and objects in photos. I own Lightroom but managing a 30k plus catalog is hard and would appreciate the consumer friendly version in ...
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Is there any way to save the develop settings of a virtual copy in Lightroom?

I usually set Lightroom to save the develop settings in a .XMP sidecar file, due to I don't like the whole "catalog" thing. Whenever I want to re-develop a photo, the developing information is right ...
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How do I create a spot light effect in Lightroom?

Having an effect of round spot light on the picture, so in the middle it's lighter and close to corners darker — what is the name of this effect in photography? What is the technique for this in ...
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How can I create a grayscale with color highlighting effect in Lightroom?

Highlighting certain area with color, leaving the rest grayscaled — what is the name of this effect in photography? What is the most precise way to achieve this effect in Lightroom?
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How to prevent these automatic changes to images that are imported into Lightroom?

When I open images in Lightroom for the first time, during the loading process I see images that look "great", but after a while Lightroom applies some automatic processing to these images that ...
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Why does my Adobe Lightroom temporarily pixelate photos after every change?

I'm using Adobe Lightroom 3.0. I go to develop mode and everything is fine (the photo is sharp). After I do any change (saturation, fill light, sharpness... whatever) the photo automatically gets ...
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What photo management software to use on local network with NAS and both Mac and Windows clients? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Suggestions for shared cross-platform photo management? I am looking for photo management software that will work in the following environment: Photos all stored in a ...
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How do I append tags to photos with existing tags in Lightroom 3?

Say my photos already have tags. I want to add one more tag to them, so I select them in Library, and in the Keyword pane I see those existing tags with asterisks (which means only some of the pics ...
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Can I import pictures into Lightroom and retain my existing folder structure?

I already have 30k pictures ordered in the following format: YYYY/MM/YYYY-MM-DD. I would like to continue this format instead of going through and renaming all my folders (besides, I like this ...
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Where does Lightroom keep changes?

I've imported some raw images from camera and made changes. When I close and reopen LR I can still see the changes, but my original important RAW file is intact. So I'm curious, where/how LR keeps my ...
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How do I use exiftool to update Lightroom's Hierarchical Subject?

I thought this would do it: $ exiftool -XMP:HierarchicalSubject="people|Test" Test.jpg 1 image files updated $ exiftool -G -j -n Test.jpg | grep Test "SourceFile": "Test.jpg", ...
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What tool produces better quality jpeg: Lightroom or Imagemagick?

I'm using Lightroom for photo workflow. At the end of it, I would like to have the best JPEG I can get, basically two options to choose from: - export from Lightroom to JPEG, using the 100% Lightroom ...
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Export filenames in Lightroom 3

I export images from Lightroom to PhotoShelter using the Pact Software plugin. I would dearly like to sort my files in my PhotoShelter galleries in the following order: rating (descending) time ...
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Can the Mac version of Adobe Lightroom 3 automatically create smart-collections for camera, lenses, date, etc.?

I just installed Lightroom 3 on my Mac when I discovered that the license I had for it was valid for both Mac and Windows. I seem to remember, but could be wrong, that Lightroom could/would create ...
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Why aren't there Tokina lens profiles in Lightroom, and how do I get one for mine?

I have a Nikon D90 and a Tokina 11-16mm. I want a lens profile for Adobe Lightroom, and it seems they have all known brands out of the box but Tokina. Why is that? How can I add a profile for my ...
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Why do JPEGs only look right when exported from Lightroom in sRGB color space?

When I export RAW photos (Nikon D5000 NEF photos converted in DNG format by lightroom) as JPEG, the only way to get the same color as the original photo is by setting the sRGB color profile in the ...
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Is there any way to disable 'Library' feature in Lightroom 3?

Is there any way to disable 'Library' feature in Lightroom 3? I don't need it and i do not want to waste my free space on it.
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How do I get Lightroom 3 to upload my original JPEGs to flickr?

I shoot in JPEG (not a pro yet) and want to publish my photos in my pro account in flickr, is there a way to tell Lightroom 3 to upload my original untouched JPEGs? In the Flickr Publish Service ...
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How to best manage photos with Lightroom?

I recently started taking RAW photos and purchased Lightroom 3 to manage them. So far I have not found the ideal way to manage them. Here's basically how my workflow goes: Import the RAW files from ...
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How do I start with in-camera JPEG settings in Lightroom?

I'm a novice shooting in RAW and find that half the time my camera JPEG images come out better than my Lightroom tweaks to RAW files. So to give myself a better start I'd like to apply the JPEG ...
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How can I force Lightroom to render previews for my collection?

When you import, you have the option (I just discovered 5 minutes ago) to have Lightroom render 1:1 previews. That makes it much easier to just quickly flip through a bunch of images, because it ...
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Is there a way to omit the prompt for deletion in Lightroom?

I'm here at the Imagine Cup World Finals again taking pictures, and I'm using Adobe Lightroom, and I took a large number of pictures today which are garbage. I'd like a quick way of going through ...
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How do I use the Chromatic Aberration correction tools in Lightroom?

When I upgraded from a 1000D to a 550D, my 18-55mm started to show more significant Chromatic Aberration. This is probably due to the 8mpx difference between the two cameras. Due to this, I've ...
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How should I use Lightroom for processing for photo lab prints?

I'm a recent Lightroom convert, and I've come to appreciate its built-in workflow for library management and developing. I'm still stymied by printing, however, because I want to use an online lab ...
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What features does a graphics adapter need for best performance in Lightroom?

When running Lightroom on high-resolution-displays I noticed severe performance problems. Working in the development module in 2560x1600 pixels screen resolution, even simple adjustments of ...
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What is the function of the tint slider in Lightroom?

In Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (c) there's a Temp slider which controls the color temperature of the photo. To the left it creates a blue, cold looking image. To the right, an orange, warm image. This ...
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How to get creamy skin tone in Lightroom

I googled some tutorials on "creamy lightroom", but most of what I found ended up turning my photos' skin tones too orange, too "vintage". I tried desaturating Orange to counter this, but the ...