Westminster fountain at sunset

by Jorge Córdoba

submit your photo


Hall of Fame
View past winners from this year

Please participate in Meta
and help us grow.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is one of several professional level photo editing and management tools. It is commonly compared to Apple Aperture.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
16 views

Determine disk space used by 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
113 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
439 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
284 views

anyone knows how this guy edits his photos?

seems like a bleach bypass mixed with some custom curves (raising the blacks) but i can't seem to get it right. someone help please! https://www.facebook.com/JefChan2?fref=ts
7
votes
5answers
668 views

Leaving Apple Aperture for Adobe Lightroom, is there any way to avoid losing my photo adjustments?

We all know that Apple Aperture is almost dead. We don't know how Photos will be a replacement solution. In between, I would like to start working with the Adobe solution and I would like to work on ...
1
vote
2answers
60 views

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 ...
10
votes
5answers
10k views

How do you change from portrait to landscape in Lightroom?

I have a picture that I shot in landscape (4x6 ratio) that I want to crop to portrait (5x7 ratio). I see how I can do a 5x7 landscape or a 4x6 portrait, but not a 5x7 portrait. How do you do this?
1
vote
1answer
112 views

Why do pixels appear when skies are darkened using the graduation in Lightroom?

I use Photoshop to create a panorama from 3-7 photos. Then I export it back into Lightroom. My RAW files are either DNGs or JPEGS when I import into Photoshop. When exported back to Lightroom, when I ...
0
votes
1answer
260 views

Excluding nested keywords from smart collection

I like to keep track of where I take a picture, and of course, what is in the picture. Often the two are not the same: I might be on top of a mountain, taking a picture of another peak. I have the ...
1
vote
3answers
138 views

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 ...
2
votes
4answers
16k views

What is the difference between Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom?

I have been using Adobe Photoshop for years. I even use Illustrator for vector work from time to time. Then along came Adobe bridge and it seems to be an attempt at a better way to browse, sort, and ...
0
votes
2answers
136 views

will lightroom sync offline library changes when external drive reconnects?

I want to organize all my photos so I copied all my folder from all my drives to a single 4TB external drive and now I want to organize everything and remove duplicates. what’s the best way to do ...
7
votes
3answers
1k views

Any known issues when using Google Drive with Lightroom 5 (Catalog & photos) on two computer?

Does any of you have experience in using Google Drive with Lightroom 5? Like to use GDrive to be able to show/edit my photos on my Macbook and iMac. I know that I am only able to open Lightroom ...
1
vote
1answer
155 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
127 views

Bulk color-correct portrait backgrounds

I took a whole series of portraits (like 100 keepers) at my church and only had one speedlight and no gels, so my backdrop is yellowish in all of them. What is the best way to process these so the ...
1
vote
2answers
478 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
410 views

How to recover from a crash during import into Lightroom 5?

I was importing images, when my pc blacked out due to overheating. At the time of restarting the import I could still see the images in the explorer (WIN8) and in the import dialogue. The import goes ...
1
vote
1answer
102 views

Lightroom publish to Facebook: managing existing photos

Is there any way to synchronize existing photos in a given album of a Facebook page with Lightroom's Facebook Publish services? I can add the developed photos to the Publish collection, but I have no ...
0
votes
3answers
120 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
101 views

Lightroom: Photoshop documents not displaying in catalogue

When I edit an image in Photoshop, the image doesn't appear in Lightroom. Instead, I'm taken to a blank grey background where the image would normally be. If I return to grid view in the Library ...
3
votes
1answer
80 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
72 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
10k views

How do I duplicate images in Lightroom 3?

Hi could you please tell me how to duplicate an image in Lightroom 3 as i wish to make different looks to the one image thanks leigh-ann
3
votes
6answers
1k views

How can I force Lightroom to always import to my NAS?

I have a NAS where I store all my photos. It's mapped to drive N: on Windows. When I import my photos with Lightroom, it defaults to the last export location, which is usually my NAS. So far so ...
1
vote
3answers
85 views

Measuring pixel / area relative brightness

I'm going though Michael Freeman's books on exposure. I'll take his example of a light skin portrait to illustrate my question, although there is nothing specific to that kind of pictures. The author ...
4
votes
1answer
205 views

Can I programatically manipulate Lightroom's “rejected” flag in images?

Can I use a tool like exif2 or exiftool to programatically inspect and manipulate the flag used for "Rejected" in Lightroom? I can't find a field that seems to correspond to it. If not, is there ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Lightroom won't let me drag the photo while using adjustment brush in zoomed in mode anymore

Usually when using the adjustment brush it is possible to drag the image around while pressing the space bar. For some reason this feature has stopped working. Is this a setting I can set (to off) ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

How can I make Lightroom auto-backup to jpeg?

I have recently got an android tablet and would like to keep a copy of most of my photos from my Lightroom archive on it for showing off my work, browsing etc. Is there any way to, preferably ...
0
votes
2answers
120 views

Why does Lightroom disable chromatic abberation correction by default?

Why is chromatic aberration correction disabled in Lightroom by default? In my opinion, it is the feature that has to be applied always. This is also what most (to my knowledge) built-in camera JPG ...
-1
votes
1answer
76 views

Can Lightroom CC be sandboxed (Mac)?

I really hate what Adobe does to my computer, putting files in many places, and I would really like to have a sandbox version of Lightroom, like the one that sold in the App store before Lightroom 5 ...
9
votes
1answer
388 views

Why does Lightroom only recognise my lens after I set the make?

I have a Tamron 70-300 and use Lightroom 5. When I process photos taken with any of my other lenses, and enable Lens Correction, Lightroom automatically detects the lens make and model. However, when ...
0
votes
1answer
111 views

Camera Raw 8.4 plugin required

Usually I post process my RAW files in Lightroom, but sometimes I need to apply some filters and other corrections using the Photoshop. You can do that by right clicking the image in the Lightroom, ...
7
votes
2answers
2k views

How to force Lightroom to use a specific lens profile?

I use a Canon 6D and a Rokinon (Samyang/Bower) 14mm f/2.8 for some fun UWA shots. I had already downloaded a lens profile using Adobe Lens Profile Downloader to correct for the mustache distortion. ...
7
votes
1answer
3k views

Where does Lightroom keep changes?

I've imported some raw images from camera and made changes. When I close and reopen LR I can still see the changes, but my original important RAW file is intact. So I'm curious, where/how LR keeps my ...
0
votes
2answers
115 views

What is Lightroom *really* doing when I change a Camera Calibration?

What does LR / ACR really do when a user changes the Camera Calibration setting? Here's Adobe's statement (for LR4, but I didn't find a newer one and there's no reason for this to change): Lightroom ...
9
votes
2answers
6k views

How do I determine focus points in Adobe Lightroom?

Not sure if this is possible or not in Adobe Lightroom. I would like to see the focus points chosen by my Canon DSLR. I am guessing this is stored somewhere in the EXIF, but I'm not certain. I find ...
3
votes
2answers
118 views

Move developed pictures

My current development workflow is the following: Import pictures from the SD card to my Mac in Lightroom 4 Select and develop my RAW pictures Export my selected pictures as JPG Move the whole ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

Hierarchical vs Flat Keyword Lists and Performance in Lightroom

As suggested by @John Thomas I posted this as a follow-up from: How many keywords are possible in Lightroom without a performance penalty? Given the same total number of keywords, is there a ...
8
votes
1answer
201 views

How can I get Lightroom to be mathematically accurate when cropping to an aspect ratio?

I've been using Lightroom to crop pictures to be square. I'm doing this in the obvious way: in "Develop", click the Crop overlay, lock the padlock, and set the aspect ratio to "1x1". This works, in ...
0
votes
0answers
448 views

Image file tagging in OS X Mavericks based on Lightroom tags possible?

I use Lightroom 5 to organize my photos. Every photo is tagged and I rely heavily on smart folders based on metadata and these tags. OS X Mavericks provides a better support for tags on the operation ...
1
vote
1answer
121 views

What colour space does Adobe Lightroom use in the Develop Module?

What colour space does Lightroom use when you load an Adobe RGB or SRGB tiff/jpeg file into the Develop module? The reason I ask is because I was told that the develop module always uses the ProPhoto ...
0
votes
1answer
191 views

Match colors in Lightroom to other editing tools

I noticed that sometimes Lightroom develops a raw image quite differently from my Canon camera or DPP (Digital Photo Professional by Canon). Even if in 90% of the cases I'm happy with Lightroom, in ...
9
votes
8answers
4k views

Why are my Lightroom exports too dark in Flickr?

I've been using LR3 for a while now and have noticed that when I export a photo to JPG and upload it to Flickr it ends up slightly darker. The exported photo is ok, it's the image when viewed through ...
2
votes
2answers
236 views

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 ...
13
votes
2answers
315 views

Is it a bad idea to activate lens-corrections in camera, when also use lens-correction in Lightroom?

My EOS has the option to correct known lens-aberration which is activated at the moment. I use Lightroom (5.2) for post-processing, which can also correct lens-aberration. Is it a problem to ...
2
votes
1answer
838 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
277 views

How can you use a Collection inside a Lightroom Smart Collection?

This should be an easy task, as LR4 allows you to select "Collection" as part of the "Edit Smart Collection". So let's say: 1) I have "CollectionA" already set up 2) I want to set up "CollectionB" ...
0
votes
2answers
167 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
153 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
6k views

How can I force Lightroom to export metadata for all photos?

I created a temporary catalog for several shoots, but forgot to enable the (IMHO most important and should be enabled by default *shakefist*) check-box in Catalog Settings: Automatically Write Changes ...