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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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Working on JPEG saved from RAW is this the same as working on RAW ?

I have a few questions about the RAW format. It may be silly but I love that some explanations on the subject. First of all, I know that RAW has many advantages over JPEG for post-production (in my ...
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Do I need Photoshop installed to use Lightroom?

Do I need to have Photoshop installed to work with Lightroom? Or is Lightroom totally independent of Photoshop? Thank you.
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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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Is there a way to add captions to Lightroom photos based on title and/or description?

I know there are several workarounds using the print or slideshow module to add captions to photos in LR (see How to add captions to photos in Lightroom). I have a collection of old family images ...
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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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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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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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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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Tethered Capture not working - Windows 8 - D800 - Lightroom5

I am shooting tethered to a Windows 8 laptop which worked great until this morning when the tethered capture stopped working. The computer itself can view the D800 under "Portable Devices" in the ...
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DSLR Workflow with ultrabooks

I have gotten my hands on a Toshiba Ultrabook, and i reckon it could do a decent job at doing basic Lightroom tasks when in the field. Its small, light and has a good battery life... The problem is ...
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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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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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Why is Lightroom 5 not rendering what I see in every other JPG viewer?

I'm new to Lightroom 5. To learn I tried to take an existing photo and improve it in the Develop module. I exported the results but the color cast is different in every other JPG viewer and browser ...
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In Lightroom how do I determine what collections an image is in?

I have created several collections, where some images are in more than one collection. Is there a way to show what collections a particular image is in? I have one small collection where I want to ...
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Just upgraded to a newer version of Photoshop, how do I get Lightroom to recognize it?

I had PS5.1 when I installed LR4 and now I have CS6, but LR4 still opens everything in CS5.1. How do I make it open everything in CS6?
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Is Lightroom Auto Tone very dodgy?

I don't know if it is just my taste, or is lightroom's auto levels like rolling a dice? Sometimes is makes subtle adjustments that do improve the visibility of highs and lows, but 50% of the time is ...
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How best to manage multiple virtual copies of an image in Lightroom?

in the process of improving a photo, I often end up with lots of virtual copies (eg. I apply some basic adjustments, then create 3 copies to experiment with, then choose one of these and create a few ...
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How should I categorise my photos in Lightroom?

I am using Eric Scouten's method here: http://ericscouten.com/2012/03/05/lightroom-technique-how-i-organize-my-catalog-and-why-2012-edition/ but I am finding that although his color label presets are ...
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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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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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Tagging people in Lightroom 3 before publishing to Facebook

I am snapping a lot of pictures and lots of them I upload to Facebook. Is there any plugin out there to tag people in my catalogs?
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Change all Image folders in Lightroom 4.3 at once

In my last catalog my photos directory was //192.0.2.77/Photos After re-installing Lightroom 4.3 some time later that has changed to //SERVER/Photos How can I change all sub-folder directories at ...
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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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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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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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Can you add pillarboxes to a photo in Lightroom?

I want to add either vertical or horizontal black bars to photos in Lightroom. I know I could export to Photoshop and do it there, but I'd prefer to quickly do it in Lightroom. Is this feature built ...
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When should I (if at all) start a new Lightroom catalog?

I use Lightroom as the title suggests. My question is about the use of catalogs and how often people use a catalog before starting a new one. It seems that the more photos I import into Lightroom the ...
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How can I extract the captions from Facebook albums?

Is it possible to extract caption information from individual pictures from a facebook album ? My workflow has been to upload pictures to a facebook albums (like this ...
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Lightroom: how to insert Lens data to many photos at once?

I'm shooting with a manual Rokinon 8mm Fisheye lens. Photos do not contain data from it, such as aperture and lens maker. Now i'm using the plugin LensTagger to mass batch edit files to add the ...
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How can I determine the amount of disk space used by my Lightroom photo collection?

I'm trying to determine the disk space used by a (smart) collection. I'm aware that the collection itself technically doesn't need any disk space, so what I want to know is basically the combined ...
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What does it mean, to copy a lens profile correction from one photo to another in lightroom?

As the title says, what happens when copying a "lens profile correction" setting from one photo to another in lightroom? Supposing I have two photos, one shot at 10mm, one shot at 20mm, both using ...
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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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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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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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How to create smart collections in Lightroom for hierarchical keywords?

I want to make smart collection according to my hierarchical keywords set on my images. Take a look at included image to have a view about my scenario. What criteria should I define for my smart ...
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Lightroom & Facebook: Can't download comments

I exported a photo with Lightroom 4 to my Facebook page. In Lightroom I would like to update the comments for an image (at the bottom of the right hand column). Lightroom takes a bit and then ...
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lightroom smart collections

is there a way to create a smart collection in Ligthroom 5 that extracts all the photos which are not already in a(t least) a collection? I have moved lots of photos manually into collections, but ...
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Why are there some colours missing in Lightroom Split Toning selection tool?

The Split Toning selection tool in Lightroom does not have some colours like gray, brown, black etc... for both highlights and shadows. Is there a specific reason for this?
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In Lightroom, how do I search for photos which match only a certain keyword?

How do I get Lightroom to return photos that contain a single word I search for? Example: I have pictures that I have keyworded with two names, Max and Maddie. I have pictures of Max on his own ...
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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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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 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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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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What kind of LR or PS filters are used in these photos?

I came across a very nice architectural images and tried to figure out the development process. No luck so far to reach this nice level. Any suggestions?
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Lightroom upload to Flickr: Replace Re-Published photos

I connected my Flickr account to Lightroom in order to upload photos. After uploading an album, I edited a couple of the pictures in this album. Now, they appear under "Modified Photos To Republish" ...
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Plugin Metadata in LR

I use J Friedl's plugin for uploading pictures to Zenfolio. This plugin adds two fields to the metadata - logical yes/no for uploaded and a field for the url. These are not editable inside LR. 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 ...