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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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D7000 and Lightroom “Direct acquisition” how to store also on SD

I've tried to use "direct acquisition" function in Lightroom with my Nikon D7000. It works like a sharm but I notice that pictures goes directly on my PC without being saved on SD. Is there an option ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I have virtual copies in Lightroom default to being created at bottom of the stack

I use Lightroom for photography, sometimes I will launch Photoshop via Edit -> In Photoshop. Lightroom defaults to make a 16 bit TIFF copy of my raw file (fine) and opening that in Photoshop. ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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How to achieve clean landscape night photography editing

I came across this guy's work and love the look and how clean it is. Besides removing the saturation, and strong clarity, what else is involved in getting this type of clean and detailed look? ...
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Changing grid-color of Cropping tool of Lightroom

When we use Lightroom, cropping tool utilize a grid which is White in color. Problem is: when i edit some whitish or light-colored photo, the grid is almost invisible. In that case, I cannot ...
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Apply a modified camera profile when importing from a 5D-II to Lightroom

I am using a custom camera profile on my Canon 5D mkII where I bump saturation by one and decrease contrast by two. This is applied to JPEG files and not to the raw files which makes sense. Is there ...
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Lightroom: Sharpen images for previewing?

Is there any way to sharpen images before I preview them? Is there any downside to doing this? I had been using a program named BreezeBrowser for years before making a recent switch to Lightroom. ...
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Lightroom + bridge workflow

I tend to keep all my photos in lightroom, which is usually my starting point. So, I also keep there the photos I have edited in photoshop FROM lightroom. On occasion though, I start working directly ...
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What metadata editor is capable of overwriting originals?

Photography workflows seem to be oblivious to version control systems like git. Instead iPhoto and Lightroom seem to expect you to keep multiple copies of edited/catalogued images. I simply want to ...
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Reorganizing After Import In Lightroom

When I import into LR I get a lot of options about how I want the imported photos to be put into folders in the destination. Is there someway I can access that flexibility when moving photos that ...
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Organizing and moving photos from one device to another [Lightroom 4 and Apple devices]

I am using Time Capsule to store my photos. The catalogs folder is on my laptop because LR4 cannot store catalogs on remote drives. Suppose I transfer the photos to another drive, or I change laptop, ...
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How do I sort digital photos and scans together in Lightroom 4?

I have many images captured with a digital camera and many that I've scanned from negatives and stills. I use the Edit Capture Date... option to set the capture time of the scan. However, when I sort ...
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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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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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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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Can I find Lightroom Publish Collections with photos pending Publication?

Lightroom's publish collections allow one to publish photos to various places by simply adding a photo into the appropriate collection. In this example, I use SmugMug, and I have my various SmugMug ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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Lightroom Camera Lens Motor Noise Reduction

Possibly a quick question, but I thought I heard LR3 was supposed to have a feature for reducing camera motor noise. Was I dreaming? If not, what else can I use to reduce the all of that focusing ...
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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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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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How should I migrate photos so I don't lose my Lightroom edits

So I guess this is my debut question. I sure hope someone has had a similar experience. I've been editing photos with LR 2.7 on 2 drives (a local MacBook Pro drive and an external Seagate formatted ...
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Migrating to Lightroom, how to recreate Collections from my old photo library

I am a casual photographer who is considering migrating to Lightroom. I have my own photography library organized in folders: First, by years, then by themes. For instance: 2009 Travel to Greece ...
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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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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 ...
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How do I move deleted photos?

I imported some 2000 photos into Lightroom 5 on the Mac, and then removed most of the ones in them, bringing it down to 40 photos. I did this by selecting photos I didn't like, pressing the Delete ...
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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 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 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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Transferring lightroom catalogue to a new computer

I have a new computer running windows 8. I have installed on it a legal, paid for Lightroom CC on it. Can I transfer the catalogue in my 'copied' Lightroom 4 which is running on my old windows 7 ...
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How to resize images in Lightroom to a particular file size?

How would I create a preset to export files to a given file size? I need to be able to export a 2mb file for a realtor.
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Is there an option in Lightroom for listing the missing (questionmarked) photos?

I am looking for a way to list or filter out the photos that are reported as missing or offline. I have seen at least two photos in Library with a question mark. The folder itself didn't have a ...
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Lightroom: Print Module or Develop/Export for online printing in specific aspect ratios?

Which is better? Use the Develop module to crop an image to a specific ratio and then export it to a JPEG or use the Print Module and print them to a JPG with a specific page size (aspect ...
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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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How do I import Olympus E-PL2 raw files in Lightroom 3.3 for Windows?

I want to know how I could import a RAW file from an Olympus E-PL2 to Lightroom 3.3. If not possible, how I could as least view this in Windows 7 and Vista? I installed the Raw Codec from Olympus but ...
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How can I make a Lightroom 5 smart collection for unedited images which also includes my work in progress?

I have created a smart collection in Lightroom 5 for images (RAW) not previously edited or adjusted. My intention is to work with these images in the develop module, but as soon as I change any ...
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Best way to move photos to another drive (Lightroom)?

My wife uses Lightroom for her Photography business. Her main drive is filling up and I installed another drive into our Mac Pro to be used as an archive. She has groups of files (Weddings, since ...
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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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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 ...