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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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migrate from Lightroom 3 to Lightroom 5: publish services

I've been using LR3 for a few years now, and had to split my collection into multiple catalogs (I found that over 10k photos, LR would slow down so much as to be unusable). This is supposed to have ...
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Aperture like event view in Lightroom 5

I just purchased Lightroom 5, and am making the switch from Aperture, which I've been using for the last two years, and has all of my 40,000+ images from that time frame. While I didn't realize that ...
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how to use lightroom catalog working on two different laptop [duplicate]

I really need a guide on how to use effectively lightroom catalogs if i use two different laptops, and when i uses the catalogs in an external drives. Do i need to make two catalogs for each laptop or ...
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How can I convert a timestamp in Lightroom's .lrprev files to an actual date?

I'm trying to recover some missing images en mass from Lightroom's preview data. Each .lrprev file contains a line similar to this: fileTimeStamp = 346514038.2051, I've already extracted all the ...
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can you remove a hair on the image sensor in light room?

i took a series of pictures yesterday and discovered that shooting around f/13, f/16, there is what appears to be a hair located on the image sensor and is visible in the pictures where the lens is ...
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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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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 ...
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How do I copy published services to a new lightroom catalog?

When I create a new lightroom catalog, is it possible to copy my published services? I am able to copy my lightroom presets / preferences by saving with my catalog - but then, in the new catalog, I ...
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.CR2 pictures damaged and corrupted

Last night, I shot 400+ pictures with my Canon 650d. I was happy until I plugged my memory card into my card reader. The .CR2 files look okay, but when I import them to Lightroom, an error shows up: ...
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How to soften harsh shadows during post processing?

Question as per title; how do I soften harsh shadows during post-processing? Yea I know I should probably get it right in camera, and probably use a flash, so I hope no one tells me that. The story ...
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How can I get multiple different images on one page in Lightroom's custom print layouts?

In the print section of Lightroom, it's possible to create your own photo packages or sheets with for example, three images on a single page. I love this feature but have always had one problem that ...
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Performance of large libraries [duplicate]

I'm thinking of tools to use to replace Aperture. I'm a CC member, and so Lightroom is a strong option. But, I was wondering whether Lightroom handles large libraries with fast performance. I have ...
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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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Horizontal artifacts in Lightroom after import

I have some old photos on the SD card in my Sony A57. After importing into Lightroom, there are horizontal artifacts on most of the imported photos. This is a screen grab of Lightroom displaying one ...
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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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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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If I'm editing in Photoshop, is there any advantage to using Camera Raw directly rather than Lightroom first?

If an image is to be edited in Photoshop eventually, is it better to do the initial raw file processing in Lightroom, or should I use Camera Raw inside Photoshop to apply the same settings I would ...
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Batch processing in Lightroom without import

I'm looking for a way to use Lightroom to mass process photos from location A to B without having to go through the whole import rigmarole. Ideally I would : create a standard profile. Point it ...
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Can I convert a standard collection to a smart collection in Lightroom?

I have created a tree of collections that mimics my folder structure: 2000 |- 2000-01 Trip to ABC |- 2000-01 Misc |- 2000-02 X's Birthday Party 2001 |- 2001-01 Nightshots in LA |- 2001-05 Picknick ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Lightroom 5 colour profile issue

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 to create a secondary black & white batch and preserve original color batch in Lightroom

I recently did photography for a wedding and offered to do both color-processed and b&w. I have post-produced the best shots within my color batch. Now I simply need to create a secondary set that ...
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Does Lightroom automatically save the date of printing events, or just the date a print is saved?

I am trying to discover best way to keep track of printing from Lightroom rather than from printer data.
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Technology stack for event photography with multiple photographers

What I want to do is cover an event with at least 2 (but probably more) photographers, have the clients view the photos as quickly as possible, choose which ones they want and have them printed ...
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Is there a more affordable program than Lightroom?

I recently purchased a Sony Alpha a33 and was told Lightroom was the only way to go for photo editing. My photography right now is purely of our brand new baby right now, so I won't be profiting from ...
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What does the Basic Highlights adjustment do, and what if I want more than “100”?

I have some excessively exposed images that show tremendous improvement in Lightroom Develop when I drag the Basic "Highlights" slider all the way to the left (to -100). What I don't understand is ...
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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 ...
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Does Lightroom take sensor size into account when applying lens correction profiles?

I have a question about using the lightroom lens correction profiles for cameras other than full frame. I have been using a Tamron 24-70 which is known for having slight vignetting (full frame only) ...
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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 ...
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Understanding Lightroom/ACR Exposure Non-Linearity

Looking at the DNG SDK (v1.4), I found that the exposure operation is implemented as a 1D function, with a small non-linearity in the very low part of the dynamic range for positive exposure values, ...
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How can you reduce noise in Lightroom 3?

I'm seeing that Lightroom 3 has noise reduction capability, but I'm looking for a good tutorial or other in how to use it practically. Can anyone out there point me to a good tutorial, or provide one ...
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What can you do with Lightroom catalog files if Adobe stops support for Lightroom?

What can you do with Lightroom catalogs if Adobe shuts down support for Lightroom? Is there any other software compatible with Lightroom catalogs? I don't have Lightroom, this is one of the things ...
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When should I use saturation over vibrance?

In Ligthroom, when should the "saturation" slider be prefered over the "vibrance" one? I really get the difference between those two, and I get that vibrance is just some "intelligent saturation" ...
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Is there any plugin for Lightroom that enables face recognition?

Is there any plugin for Lightroom that enables face recognition (i.e. show me all photos where someone appears, and tell me which new ones you think the person is)? I've considered switching to ...
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How can I achieve this “golden” effect?

I see a lot of portraits taken using this, what I would call "golden" looking effect. I have never been able to figure out how to achieve this kind of effect. The image is quite warm but that's not ...
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DNG updates settings in the file itself?

I do know that fiddling with stuff in LR is non-destructive to the original raw data, as only the settings themselves are changed. With CR2 files, LR writes an XML file with the same base name, and ...
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What's the difference between saturation and vibrance in Lightroom?

Both options affect colors in a similar way, but I can't figure out the difference.
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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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What are best practices for using Lightroom libraries?

How do you organize your lightroom library (libraries)? Since I am a casual photographer, I have a single huge library with all my photos in it. Then I create smart collections to be able to find my ...
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What Is The Scale Of The Y Axis of The Histogram in Lightroom / ACR?

I understand the concept of histograms. I understand that the x-axis represents the luminosity range from min to max for either all channels or RGB individually, and I understand that the y-axis ...
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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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Is there any way to save the develop settings of a virtual copy in Lightroom?

I usually set Lightroom to save the develop settings in a .XMP sidecar file, due to I don't like the whole "catalog" thing. Whenever I want to re-develop a photo, the developing information is right ...
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Is there an efficient way to export/publish modifications to albums with custom sort orders?

Most of the albums I create require a custom sort order to tell the story. I also find that I publish the same photos (with different treatments, crops, etc) to multiple albums. I have many albums ...
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How to mass convert RAW images into JPEG in Lightroom 3?

I have 1000 raw photos that I would like to convert all to jpg. Is there a way I can do this all at once or can I only do it one by one?
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How can I easily replace raw files with jpeg format in Lightroom?

I only shoot in RAW, but for a normal travel trip I don't want to keep all photos in RAW because they occupy a lot of storage space. Is there a plugin in Lightroom to click a photo and convert the RAW ...