Spring 2012

Spring 2012
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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (often referred to as LR) is one of several professional level photo editing and management tools. While previous versions were available for purchase, the latest versions are available by subscription to Adobe's Create Cloud suite of tools. The open source software ...

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Is Adobe Lightroom worth it for a student amatuer photographer? [closed]

I am a hobbyist photographer, and I am considering buying Adobe Lightroom. Do you guys think that Lightroom is necessary for someone who shoots in RAW with the Nikon D3200? I shoot fairly often, but ...
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Digital ISO vs Post-Exposure Correction

As far as I know, a ISO setting on a DSLR camera corresponds to a mixture of both analog and digital settings set before a shot is taken and governs how much amplification the incidence luminosity is ...
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Is there a way to get Lightroom to extract only part of the folder name on export?

I have the photos for the newspaper I'm working at stored in folders named like "YY-MM-DD_name-of-article". I have a folder for each article. Now, in our editorial system, they want them named like "...
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why does lightroom5 get dark when mousing out of library pane?

When I take my mouse out of the library pane the screen goes darker and the selected images are left bright. I’m not sure what button I pressed to cause this. How can this be toggled off? I thought I ...
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How to create a secondary black & white batch and preserve original color batch in Lightroom

I recently did photography for a wedding and offered to do both color-processed and b&w. I have post-produced the best shots within my color batch. Now I simply need to create a secondary set that ...
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How can I set the “Pick” flag for a bunch of photos based on filename in Lightroom?

I need to re-export some old photos with different settings (quality/size/etc.). Usually that's pretty straightforward: Enable a filter to show only picked photos, select all, export. However, in one ...
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Does Lightroom 5 do any lossless operations on JPEGs?

There are many lossless transformations that can be done on JPEGs: Crop Rotate by 90 or 180 degrees in either direction Flip horizontally or vertically Transpose along either diagonal axis Modify ...
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Lightroom workflow to copy files to external drive? [duplicate]

I have two external drives with distinct images on each. I purchased a third and want to get the images off the original two drives and move it into a new folder structure (year/event name). I’m ...
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Lenses on older canon bodies only shows up as focal range in Lightroom. Can this be fixed?

When using some of my older Canon bodies such as the 1Ds and the 1Ds mk II, the lenses only shows up as the focal range in the metadata when imported to lightroom. For example the Canon EF 24-105/4,0 ...
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Import only image files into Lightroom library

In Lightroom, in Library, when I select "Import...", and then choose whole folder, is there some setting to automatically add only photo files? I sometimes have photo and video files mixed up in ...
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Can I make Lightroom see existing Flickr albums as photosets

I have started using Lightroom5 and I generally organize my photos by location. So if I have taken some photos for a new location I create a new photoset (i.e Liverpool) drag my images to it and ...
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Setting white balance for raw image from Canon S100 using Lighroom failed to work well

I have a Canon Powershot S100 and use Adobe Photoshop 5.1, up until this point I have just saved images on my camera jpeg but I decided to try saving as raw format as well. So I set my camera to save ...
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Graduated Filter with Lightroom to adjust Whites and Blacks

I am using Lightroom and I am finding it pretty easy. I'm able to use Graduated Filter with ease as well. There is one thing in one of my photos that I would like to touch up, but only for part of ...
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Editing previously-taken photographs—by multiple amateurs—for a consistent look

I'm working with a variety of photos that have already been taken by several different amateurs. I don't have the ability to provide direction in how these photos are taken, and I want to treat that ...
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Lightroom soft proof - intent perceptual or relative?

The description is that you set the same in softproofing and the printer. But what if you are not printing but sending to a "make your own post card" service? Is there a general rule of thumb you can ...
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How do I move a photo in Lightroom after it's been added but not copied?

Normally when adding photos to Lightroom, I "Copy as DNG" from my camera's SD card to my external hard drive. Recently someone gave me a DVD containing over a thousand images in JPG format, which I ...
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Jpeg images are zoomed and ORF files are not in Lightroom 5

I am using Lightroom 5 and imported jpeg and raw images from my OMD EM1 shot with the 12-40mm kit zoom lens. Some of the jpeg images seem to be zoomed while the raw (orf) images are not for the same ...
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Export metadata from one software and import into another

I'm planning to migrate from Lightroom (Windows) to AfterShot Pro (Linux). Is it possible to somehow export the metadata (is that the correct word when talking about the changes made in white ...
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How to align several pictures in LR?

Let's say I have several pictures of relatively similar objects (in my case it is boxes of different size). The angle of view shows three sides of a box: This pictures intended to be placed on the ...
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Why Lightroom not offering to choose “Edit a copy”?

If I chose "Edit In > Photoshop CC" in normal Lightroom offered me to choose how to edit an image: edit a copy, edit this exactly image and another one option I don't remember. Not if I try to "Edit ...
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Can Lightroom facilitate the consolidation of 2 external drives to a third?

I have two large external drives with about 2.5 TB of data. About half the storage is images and videos that I want to put on a new NAS drive/device. I don’t want to carry over junk, duplicates and ...
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Am I able to clean white background in Lightroom?

I have a photo of an object on almost clean white background (see below). As you can see the bottom of the photo is perfectly clean white, but the topmost of the picture is slightly gray which is not ...
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Lightroom synchronize finding all photos as new photos

I'm using Dropbox to store all my photos and use Lightroom to categorize and post process my photos. Now Dropbox apparently renamed my Dropbox folder from "Dropbox" to "Dropbox ()" recently. It also ...
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Shooting tethered to Lightroom 5.4 seemed quite slow

At the weekend I shot tethered for the first time ever. I shoot with a Canon 7D and was tethered to Lightroom 5.4 which was running on my laptop. I did notice that the downloading of the images was ...
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The 'Pick' and 'Reject' implemetation in DAMs is flawed? [closed]

If one looks at many sites/tutorials/books etc. about how to work with Pick, Reject and 1-5 Rating System, will find a more or less common strategy: Select the 'good' ones with Pick Select the 'bad' ...
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How do I move photos from a Lightroom collection to a folder, preserving order?

In Lightroom 5, I have a collection that contains a bunch of photos in a carefully arranged order (User Order). I want to move these photos to a new folder, preserving the order. How do I do this? If ...
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How do I order photos in Lightroom?

In Lightroom 5, I have all my photos in a single folder. I use collections to group my photos (such as "Railway", "Terrace", etc). Within each of these collections, I order my photos in a way that ...
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What can Lightroom folders do that collections or smart collections can't?

What can folders in Lightroom 5 do that collections or smart collections can't do, or can't do in a convenient way? At first glance, it looks like folders are just a more limited version of ...
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Do adjustments in Photoshop yield better results than similar adjustment in Lightroom?

Lightroom can perform many adjustments on images and I'd like to do >95% of my work in Lightroom, but I'm curious if I'd be getting better results by making the same changes in Photoshop. For example, ...
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Recommended settings in Lightroom 5 when exporting to NIK / other plugs as TIFF?

When exporting to NIK or any other plug, Lightroom asks for some information. AFAIK, and the more I study the less I know, the exported file should be a TIFF (no good options there), ProPhoto RGB (I'...
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How to do the same crop on a batch of photos?

I've got a batch of photos (an owl coughing up a pellet in case you're curious). I want to make an animated GIF out of them, but the result would be improved if they were all given an identical crop ...
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Lightroom 5 Autotone without Exposure adjustment?

I like the Auto-tone function in Lightroom but since I take a lot of stopped down pictures in darker environments, lightroom always brightens the photos up by 1-2 stops in the exposure setting which I ...
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Adobe Lightroom - How to change metadata to make sorting in folders work?

When i am importing all my photos to lightroom i want to sort my 2000 pictures in folders by date. But i have two big issues. I only want folders per YEAR, not sub folders per month etc. Cant seem to ...
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Should deleted old catalog after merging two old catalog into new in abode lightroom?

I having problem. i have few collection of lightroom catalog from my past work.Now i want to merge all catalog's into one and delete rest of all except keeping that one fresh. But i am confused, is it ...
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Adobe Lightroom - how to sort large amount of photos in an effective way?

Looking for the best tips on using Adobe Lightroom when having thousands of photos all located in one folder on your computer. I want to sort them, categorize them and find a way to easier find old ...
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Adobe Lightroom - Add multiple keyword to one photo and not have it move out from filtering

How can i in adobe lightroom add multiple keywords to a photo? I have hundreds of photos without a keyword. So to view all i use the left menu "collections>without keywords". But when i try to click ...
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How to Copy Lightroom Preferences?

How does one copy Lightroom preferences (not a Catalog) from one machine to another? Assume that both versions run on the same OS, in this case Windows 7 Pro 64-bits. While I've had Lightroom for ...
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How do you use Snapshots feature in Adobe Lightroom?

At the moment I don't have any use at all for snapshots. Can't help thinking that I'm missing on something. Seems like it might be a way to organize different processing versions of one photo, for ...
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How to automatically apply a Lightroom Preset based on appropriate (Canon) Picture Style on import

Note: I do not believe this question is a duplicate of "How to emulate the in-camera processing into lightroom" (I referred to this question in my question) I just want that my monochrome images stay ...
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How can I whiten my background, without whitening the subject or modifying subject colours?

If I take portraits against a white background I like to use a colorchecker passport to ensure that my subjects come out at the end of my workflow looking 'true to life'. The problem is that due to ...
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Can I buy a direct upgrade from Lightroom 3.5 to Lightroom 5?

Do you know if there is any way to upgrade my current Lightroom 3.5 to newest Lightroom 5?
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Can you specify which metadata to export in Lightroom other than the few standard selections?

Can you specify which metadata to export in Lightroom other than the few standard selections? In the export dialogue you can select to export everything, just copyright, just copyright and contact ...
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Lightroom Crashes on Launch

Hey everyone I have a weird bug Lightroom seems to crash every time I launch it except when I delete Lightroom 5 Preferences.agprefs after its removed Lightroom launches correctly every time. I have ...
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Is it possible to record private comments in LR5?

Is there any way or place to add comments to photos in LR5. Not for clients to see but just additional info to remind me as to how the shot was taken? Such as "low sun over left shoulder"?
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Does Lightroom take advantage of RAW files?

If I make adjustments to my images (eg. exposure, shadows, etc.), does Lightroom take advantage of the fact, that RAW images have 14-bit depth? I often shoot and let camera save to both RAW and JPEG....
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Lightroom: Rate all images on import without losing the rating set in camera

I would like to rate all my images to 1 star on import in Lightroom. Not after import (Mark all, Rate, 1 Star) but rather during import. The important thing would be not to lose the rating from the ...
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Customising Additional Keys for Lightroom

I recently purchased a Corsair gaming keyboard, specifically the K50. It obviously has all the usual keys one would expect, and an additional eighteen on the left hand side. They're designed to allow ...
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How do I see the full dynamic range RAWs capture?

RAW files capture a higher dynamic range than JPEGs, like 13EV (in the best case) for my Sony NEX-5R. This lets me make more adjustments in post, but I have trouble visualizing what those adjustments ...
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Can Sony's Image Data Converter do anything Lightroom can't do?

I use a Sony NEX-5R, with Lightroom 5, on a Mac. Bundled with the camera came two pieces of OEM software: Sony's Image Data Converter and Canon's Digital Photo Professional. I had a quick look at ...
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Can I save multiple Lightroom virtual copies (the whole stack) in a single DNG file?

This question is similar to Is there any way to save the develop settings of a virtual copy in Lightroom?, but tackles an adjacent problem. When handling multiple virtual copies of a DNG file the ...