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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 can I batch crop based on face location?

I've got 12,000 photos from an event where there's only one person in each photo. I need to crop these photos to apply rule of thirds. The idea of doing all of these individually is daunting and I ...
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How can I two-way sync metadata between Lightroom catalogs?

During a folder overhaul between two catalogs I found myself ending up with around 7K images where the images lost their metadata. The metadata are still available in the old catalog, but the folder ...
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Why does every JPEG I export from Lightroom 5 have Adobe RGB embedded no matter what color profile I select?

I have just noticed that lightroom 5.7 exports every jpeg with AdobeRGB profile embedded, no matter what profile I select in export dialog box, Anyone has an idea why?
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How do I make my photos look like these soft, yet sharp and colorful examples (using Lightroom)?

I love way this blogger makes her photos look. They are somehow both soft and really sharp and almost 3D. I also like how the pics look somehow both washed out and extra-colorful. I'm hoping to figure ...
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Lightroom Tethered shooting not working

I'm using a Nikon D5100 and a Surface Pro 3 on windows 10. I'm having issues with the tethered shooting in that 9 times out of 10 it doesn't detect a camera. I can't for the life of me figure out ...
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What photo sharing sites allow frequent re-uploading from Lightroom in the background?

I often find myself wanting to re-upload images shared online, for example after tweaking their develop settings or adding new keywords. Some sharing services only allow new uploads or limited ...
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Lightroom print template for calendar not working

I want to create a 2016 calendar and found http://lightroomkillertips.com/lightroom-2015-calendar-template-presets/ (also mentioned on Adobe forum). I followed it and downloaded ...
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Colors change on a picture during a print job when printing from Lightroom

I've got a problem when printing from LR6 (but also in previous versions and on different computers). Before getting a new computer and a new printer, I've suspected that it is a printer problem but ...
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Can I discard the XMP sidecar files that Lightroom produces?

From this answer I learned that if I have a photo in Lightroom and I want to edit its metadata using Exiftool then I can save its modifications to an XMP sidecar file, make the changes with ...
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Black clipping paranoia - rational fear or over critical? [closed]

Whilst I edit my photo's in Lightroom/Photoshop I always seem to keep a very stern eye on the clipping point warnings in the histogram. Even when the warning highlighting (the blue mask in Lightroom ...
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Lightroom: Custom Camera Profile Appears as “Unnamed Profile”

I'm running Lightroom CC on a macbook pro with Yosemite. I used the X-Rite Colorchecker Passport to create a custom color profile in lightroom. Everything worked fine, except after restarting ...
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How to fix light leaks on black and white film in Photoshop?

I have some banding of light leaks on my b/w film. Some are totally white (overexposed), some may be recoverable (hopefully).How can I fix these in Photoshop or Lightroom?
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Lightroom smart collection for error images

Is it possible to make a smart collection for those images with an error attached to them? For instance if an image had the error: ""LR has encountered problems reading this photo"" it would end up ...
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How can I tell Lightroom to store masters on the cloud and keep previews on desktop?

How can I tell Lightroom to store masters on the cloud and keep previews on desktop? My library is too big with almost 400 GB full of raw files and stacks going for years. I am running out of Disk ...
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Is it possible to tether a Panasonic Lumix G3 with Lightroom or a tablet?

I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3. I purchased it because it was rated the best for non-flash, low light photography, which is mostly what I do at libraries, historical societies, etc. I saw someone ...
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Why does my low key photo look pixelated on online services?

I captured a low key RAW photo with my Nikon D5100. I processed it using Lightroom, exported it as a JPG and then set it as my Facebook profile picture. Despite the initial JPG looking good, the ...
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Batch adjusting the date (but not the time) of photos imported into Lightroom?

I purchased a new camera during my vacation, but I managed to take a whole night worth of photos with the incorrect date. I purchased the camera July 18th, but managed to set June 18th as the date. ...
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Nikon D750 NEF files display incorrectly

I got some raw files from a friend who uses the same camera model as me (Nikon D750). I notice that whereas I can postprocess my NEF pictures just fine, his pictures look very very weird when I try to ...
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Windows .nef viewer settings to Lightroom [duplicate]

When surfing photos I find that the settings of the windows 10 image viewer for a D3300 .nef files are pretty good for a image viewer. Sometimes a raw image doesn't need editing beyond noise ...
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Getting the Instax-camera look in post?

I love the look that the below photos taken on Instax cameras have. The one with the giant teacups is my favorite — I like that the shadows seem pronounced and faded at the same time, like echoes, and ...
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Getting this radiant but soft glow, without losing color intensity or looking overexposed?

I see photos like this sometimes that look, almost, like the subject is glowing or is suffused with light. (I don't know how else to describe it.) I seem unable to get this effect without just making ...
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How do I update Lightroom metadata after using ExifTool without wiping my edits?

I had to change the date/time of my photos to + 3.5 hours with ExifTool because Lightroom didn't allow me to input half an hour… I was using "exiftool -AllDates+=3.5" which is working nicely but ...
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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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Can Canon DPP 4 put a watermark on a photo?

I recently downloaded Canon's DPP (Digital Photo Professional) 4. After the new UI improvements, and better algorithms that are incorporated into the new DPP 4, I thought I would give it a try and ...
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“Getting Started with Lightroom Mobile” popup disappears before I can click on it!

I don't know what it's called, but it's the window at the upper left of the LR window that comes up when you click on "getting started with lightroom mobile" or if you've already signed in, "Your name ...
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Is LR/Enfuse plugin for Lightroom redundant now that Lightroom has HDR merge feature?

I shoot real estate photography and recently learned about a plugin called LR/Enfuse, which is marketed as a tool to "blend multiple exposures together directly from within Lightroom" for higher ...
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How to recover deleted Lightroom files?

I was using Lightroom last week and was using 'select all' to apply some develop settings to all the image files. I clicked on another file in the timeline so I could delete it but in Lightroom it ...
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Issues with Adobe Lightroom Library vs Develop modules

Please help: I've been having a bizarre, frustrating issue for quite some time . . . In general my workflow is: (a) launch Adobe LR CC (ver 2015.2.1), browse images in the Library Module; (b) open ...
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Making a local copy of a photo from a NAS in Lightroom

I use Jeffrey's "Export to Flickr" plugin to keep my catalog synced with Flickr. All my raw photo files are stored on a NAS and when I want to edit photos while away from home I use smart previews. ...
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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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How to calibrate image darkness (blacks and shadows) between Lightroom and printers?

I sent some images to a printer's to print for card creation, but they have all come out too dark — more blacks and shadows then when I view the image on my screen. I use Adobe Lightroom on a PC. I ...
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How to adjust HSL values on specific areas of photo using adjustment brush in Lightroom and Camera Raw?

How to adjust HSL values on specific areas of photo using adjustment brush in Lightroom and Camera Raw. We can see slider control for temp, tint, exposure... But couldn't control the HSL values. ...
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Lightroom publish only flagged photos in collection-set while maintaining structure

I'm trying to publish only the flagged photos from a collection-set to my local disk in a folder hierarchy that mimics the collection hierarchy you build within Lightroom. I am aware of "Jeffrey’s ...
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Why does my Lightroom/Photoshop preview change after loading?

Everybody who is using Lightroom probably has seen this: You have imported RAW files. Lightroom shows a preview, but contrast and color of the preview change after a few short seconds to a slightly ...
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creating xmp files without the original raw files

I have been sent a Lightroom catalog of about 500 images to edit. I have done that. The client just wants me to send back the xmp files to add to his raw files, which makes sense, since it's only ...
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Is there a thumbnails-only build function in Lightroom?

Is there some way to load thumbnails for a selection of photos, other than scrolling through them page by page, waiting for them to render? I'm aware that I can build previews of varying quality, but ...
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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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What are the better HDR software apps for the mac?

I am thinking about doing some more HDR photos and thinking about the software side. I have CS5 but have never been happy about the speed or the quality of the final images. I have heard about ...
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Editing photos for this “milky” and “twinkly,” vivid but nostalgic effect?

I can't really find questions about this style of photography I see a lot, anywhere on the Internet, but I think it's very beautiful and enchanting. It seems both vivid and faded at the same time (at ...
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Nikon D750 native JPEG vs LR JPEG vs ViewNX2 JPEG [duplicate]

Why does the natively generated (D750) JPEG looks much better than converting the same photo from RAW to JPEG (I saved the photo as RAW+JPEG when shot) using Light room or even using Nikons ViewNX2. ...
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Increasing Lightroom performance when using spot removal brush

What would be the best way to increase Lightroom performance on my machine? I'm using the latest Cloud version from Adobe. I have: Intel Core2Quad Q8300 8GB DDR2 RAM AMD HD3450 (old, OpenGL 2.1 ...
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Is there a Lightroom feature for ranking images collaboratively?

Say a photographer takes a bunch of photos and needs his teammates, who are geographically separated, to rank them so that the best of the best photos can be selected for post production. If it were ...
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How do I remove duplicates of the same image in Lightroom?

I recently imported a large library into Lightroom, I've been going through it and have found several duplicates of the same pictures. They might be in different folders as well. Is there an easy way ...
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What kind of filter or preset would I use to get this faded yet saturated 1950s-pastel coloring?

I love this look that I see a lot on certain very feminine fashion blogs. I feel like it's not as simple as what VSCO presets do (or at least VSCO Film, vs. Cam, if I'm editing my photos on my ...
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What's the secret to this pastel, beautifully blurred photo?

I see the effect often that appears in this photo – these two things together: 1) a very strong bokeh(?) where most of the image is blurred 2) some kind of color filter that emphasizes bright pastels ...
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How do I measure the correlated color temperature of a light source with a DSLR without a gray card?

By curiosity, I tried to measure the correlated color temperature of different light sources in my house by taking a photo of a white object (a piece of paper) lit by a single source at a time. The ...
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How can I do incremental backups of my Lightroom library?

I'm already backing my entire computer (Mac) up to an external drive using Time Machine but I have a fireproof hard drive that I put my most critical documents onto, as well as my photo library. The ...
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How do I figure out a good workflow with Lightroom CC, Nik Filters, Photoshop CC, and Exporting?

I am trying to setup my workflow with the above four tools and have some doubts at certain points in the workflow (colorspace, files formats to save etc.). What I want to accomplish at the end of the ...
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How can I see the Merge HDR result in Lightroom CC?

I tried using the HDR option in Lightroom - However I am unable to see the Merge HDR result. Is there a method to set the HDR merge to be set to appear next to the original (tiff) photo in Lightroom ...
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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 ...