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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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How does Lightroom determine which files are “new” on import?

When importing images into Lightroom, you have the option of "All Photos" or "New Photos". When picking the latter, LR seems to eliminate photos that it already has in the catalog. Once in a while, ...
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How could I achieve this soft-but-powerful-glow effect in post-processing?

I love images like this (in this case, a film still) in which bright light is radiating out and sort of catching different points, even in a shadowy room – almost like it's trying to spill over. I ...
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Is it possible to set up a Lightroom “Render Farm”?

Does anyone know of a way to use a secondary computer to render photos from the primary source? Background: I have a mac that I edit photos on, solely for the display colors. My PC has gaming ...
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How can I undo Canon Auto Lighting Optimizer in Lightroom?

I was shooting in RAW in the Tv mode with my Canon's Auto Lighting Optimizer set to Standard. I understand this is one of the settings that, even when you shoot in RAW, will correct your image's ...
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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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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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Does reducing Lightroom export file size reduce image quality?

Sometimes I reduced the file sizes of my jpeg images for faster uploading to the web. Does this reduce the image quality?
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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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Localized keyboard shortcuts in Lightroom

I'm just beginning to familiarize myself with Adobe Lightroom 3.3. I've noticed that the keyboard shortcuts in Lightroom change substantially when you change the user interface language. I am German ...
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in Lightroom, how to search only B&W photos?

I've got a Lightroom library containing only raw files. Some of them are b&w tiff scans or b&w dng files (that I converted from tiff). Now simple task: Search my library for just b&w (...
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Lightroom 6 and “Hardware acceleration”

I have an HP Laptop with Windows 8.1 (64 bit) with AMD Radeon HD 7620G + AMD Mobility Radeon HD 8670M dual graphics adapter {2 GB VRAM}, 8 GB System RAM, the 8670M being set as the primary adapter for ...
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How do I stack two photos in Photoshop to reduce noise?

I tried stacking two pictures in Photoshop to create a final image with less noise. But I ended up with a pic that had more. Is there any other way to stack two pictures so that there is less noise? ...
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Lightroom: Reject a photo in compare view?

While comparing two photos in Lightroom 5, is there an easy way to reject one or the other? When I hit the X key both are marked as rejected. It is time consuming to make do the comparison using the ...
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People smart collections - similar names problem

I run a complete library of all my photos (100k+) and have quite a lot of smart collections. The big problem I have is when tagging people Ie the three different people: John Doe John Irvin Doe ...
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When I take “Time Machine” backup of Lightroom, does it backup my edits?

I´m wondering, if I take "Time Machine" of my Macbook Pro, does it backup Lightroom? And if it does, will my edits follow the picture?
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LR brush tool saturation

There is something I don't understand in LR. I turn Saturation for whole picutre to -100 from Basic pane, so I get B/W picture. Then I go to Brush, turn saturation to +100 and brush areas expecting ...
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Is it possible to filter for exported/printed photographs in Lightroom?

To keep track of the pics that I print or export I am currently adding a tag (such as "print") and using Smart collections which filter on these tags. This has a major failure point, in requiring that ...
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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 can I batch-remove the not-for-export flag on Lightroom keywords?

I've got a lot of keywords in my Lightroom setup that have been mistakenly flagged as 'not for export.' I'm having trouble finding a way of batch editing these (to change the flag manually in LR on ...
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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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Can Lightroom 4 user export presets automatically increment sequence number across different exports?

I would like to be able to set up a preset that will export a file to a given directory with a specific name, and append a sequence number that increments on each export, so for example the first ...
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Can I exclude subtags when searching for a tag?

I have a question about Adobe Lightroom 4: Say I have a keyword "parent" and a nested keyword (subtag) "child" under that keyword. Some photos are tagged with "parent", other are (only) tagged with "...
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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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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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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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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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How can I get Adobe Lightroom to automatically crop two different 5x7 photos to fit on one 8.5x11 sheet?

When using the standard Lightroom templates for printing I can select the Zoom to Fill option so the photos will get cropped to the appropriate size BUT I can not select 2 different 5x7 photos on the ...
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What does the “Flux” effect of Instagram do?

Whenever I'm done doing Post on my photos and share on social media, Flux from Insta always seems to magically make my photos "pop". No matter if they're portraits, landscapes - it seems like a very ...
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Is it still better to overexpose raw images (for use in Lightroom)? [duplicate]

I generally have a tendency to underexpose images to avoid white clipping, especially when doing landscapes so that the sky doesn't get ruined as white clipping looks worse than black clipping. I know ...
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Lightroom: how to import GPS location when adding DNG after JPG?

I do have the following problem: I imported many pics as JPG files, which contain GPS metadata and created collections etc. Now I added the corresponding DNG files so that Lightroom merges them. 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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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 delete presets in Lightroom 3?

How do you delete an unwanted preset in Lightroom 3 that you have in your saved presets?
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How do you make Lightroom 4 create virtual copies in same collection as master?

I tend to organize my photos in LR in collections, and organize them on disk based on a hierarchical date structure. When I'm browsing in the collections and make a virtual copy of a file, it does not ...
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Lightroom: Create virtual copy of image when dragging on collection

When creating a collection in Lightroom I can have lightroom create a virtual copy for every image added upon creating the collection. But when I add pictures later to the collection, I'll have to ...
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Lightroom Exporting for web optimum settings

When exporting a batch of photos in LR you get a variety of options. For photos that are going to be eventually printed I would think that the highest resolution and 300ppi would be a good starting ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for the “All Photographs” collection in Lightroom?

I often find myself inside a collection in Lightroom and I want to jump to the "All Photographs" view leaving my selection intact. I can do this via the mouse by going to the Catalog panel and ...
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Why does opening Lightroom 4 cause a color shift to my entire display?

I have a MacBook Pro mid-2010, I am currently using "Color LCD" and every time I open Lightroom I notice a subtle color change on my display, it gets a little cooler. This also happens when I open the ...
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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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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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Is a NAPP membership valuable to a hobbyist photographer?

The National Association of Photoshop Professionals attracted my information recently. It seems a subscription provides access to the Photoshop User magazine, member-only forums and help, tutorials, ...
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Getting this 1950s-esque photo style in post?

I'm 90% sure this photo was edited to look like this, not taken that way. How do I get this effect – vibrant colors but still washed-out and 1950s-esque at the same time? Perhaps a sepia cast, but ...
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Color correcting difficulties… on cloudy days

I own professional photography equipment and I know how to achieve correct exposure. I also use adobe lightroom. I use auto white balance but I am usually pretty good at eyeballing color corrections ...
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What is “brightness value” in Lightroom?

Lightroom shows me a "brightness value" for each of my photos: I notice that it's negative for night photography and positive for daytime photos, but I don't know how it's computed. Is it the ...
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Is it possible to add letterboxing during Lightroom export?

[Edit: the underlying problem has been fixed in iOS 9.2] I export my favourite photos from Lightroom for viewing on an iPad. My camera takes photos with a 3:2 aspect ratio; the iPad screen has a 4:3 ...
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How do I get Lightroom (CC 2015) to only geotag pictures taken during timespans that have tracks in a GPX file?

After a holiday trip I want to geotag several days' worth of pictures. (The timestamps are already synced). From my GPS watch, I successfully imported a .gpx track file, which contains several tracks ...
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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 to seamlessly rate in Photo Mechanic but also edit in Lightroom?

I have been using Photo Mechanic to cull my images before I import to Lightroom because Photo Mechanic is considerably faster for this step. Where I run into an issue is when I already have the images ...
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How can I automatically organize files on disk based on date or other metadata inside Lightroom?

I've been tidying up my external hard drives, which involved merging several Lightroom libraries as well as importing a bunch of stuff that I haven't properly catalogued before. Unfortunately things ...
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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 ...