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I've not done anything with Lua Lua is probably the simplest, cleanest programming language I know. (And I know a few.) Lua's simplicity is also its biggest weakness: being a small, clean language by design, it doesn't have a lot of stuff built into it that you'd expect to find when coming from an industrial-grade language like Java, or a ...


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You can get rid of most of it in Lightroom/Camera Raw. Move the blacks/shadows sliders to the left. The fireworks are so bright they'll be at the other end of the histogram and largely unaffected. You could do this with levels or curves. At that point, your sky will be very black, so you can paint/mask out remaining smoke pretty easily It's possible ...


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I have actually tested this by separating some of my photos (around 1200) in to another catalogue as I was worried about putting all my eggs in one basked (incase of a failure). I found that there was very little performance increase by doing this, at least, that I could see or measure. My catalogue was ~3100 images in size prior to this. One option I can ...


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Lightroom 4 introduces a new process version, PV2012. The new process version has totally revamped tone controls; as you noticed, for example, Fill Light and Recovery are gone. Generally, the approach in PV2012 is to work through the controls from top to bottom, starting with Exposure. When setting Exposure, you should concentrate on getting the midtones ...


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First, there is a fairly clear explanation of the improvements on Adobe's beta page for Lightroom 4: For the development of this latest release, we've focused on further maximizing image quality and expanding output options. New tools let you extract more detail from highlights and shadows, make a wider range of targeted adjustments, and easily ...


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Yes, this can be done. If you ignore the 'Devices' part of the Lightroom import dialog and instead look at the 'Files' part, ensuring you have 'Include subfolders' checked, you can cmd+click (Mac) or ctrl+click (Win) to select more than one source to import from. There is a video showing how this is achieved at this page on Petapixel. This works in ...


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Great question! The best way to think about the workflow is by understanding that Lightroom doesn't edit the RAW file. Instead, Lightroom saves a series of alterations that it has applied to the RAW file, hence non-destructive editing. The RAW file itself is unaltered and Lightroom is saving the adjustments in its own file. When you export to make changes ...


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In general, yes, RAW files will need sharpening. This is for two main reasons: First, the processes (both at the physical sensor level and in software) to convert the raw data to a useful image tend to result in soft-looking images. for more details, see the answers in Why should my last post-processing step be sharpening? and Why do photos look best ...


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There is a bug in Lightroom 4 that can cause you to lose your point tone curve settings in existing images, as detailed here. This is a serious bug, if you use point curves. There are other relatively minor issues detailed at that link as well. The behavior of Pick/Reject flags changes in Lightroom 4. Now when you flag an image, the flag is global, instead ...


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Well, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. The GIF animation below shows +30 Contrast, +30 Highlights/-30 Shadows, -30 Highlights/-30 Shadows: The differences between the three are subtle, however there are indeed differences. Contrast increases the spread of tones across the tonal range, so technically speaking, +30 Contrast is more like +30 ...


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When it comes to RAW, there isn't actually any profile intrinsically involved. You have to manually select how you want the RAW processor to treat your image, including Lightroom. When you first import, the "correct" image you are seeing is actually the JPEG preview that is included with the .CR2 file. When you actually select an image to edit, Lightroom ...


5

The Lightroom 4 Missing FAQ says that you can't change the default crop ratio but you can crop multiple images at the same time by either selecting them in grid view and cropping via the quick develop panel (which centres the crop on the centre of the original image) or by cropping one image and then synchronising the others (which places the crop in the ...


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It's definitely not (and your -/+ signs on the B part are reversed). Here's an example of +60 contrast and +60 highlights and -60 shadows: Adding -30 blacks and +30 whites helps, but isn't quite there (notice the grass mainly): Overall, its difficult to replicate the effects of the contrast slider exactly by manipulating individual sliders - but you can ...


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Having done some research on the Adobe Lightroom help site I found this article on how to export to file. http://help.adobe.com/en_US/lightroom/using/WS75C39DDC-B701-4840-A703-0755A5C04878.html I believe the feature you are referencing to is to do with Enhanced DNG options Resolution reduction via export provides the ability to share lower resolution ...


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Yes Lightroom 4 beta coexists with previous versions of Lightroom As explained in the Lightroom 4 Beta Release notes: Lightroom 4 beta will not upgrade Lightroom 1.x, Lightroom 2.x or Lightroom 3.x catalogs. The beta is intended to be used for testing and feedback purposes. Lightroom 1.x, 2.x, 3.x and 4 beta libraries will be able to be migrated ...


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I don't think there is a field in the metadata which explicity defines the crop aspect ratio, but there are plenty of other fields which you could use instead; e.g. 'Instructions' where you could manually add the aspect ratio. You can use 'Sync (metadata)' to apply a crop ratio to the relevant images to avoid typing it in more than once. Then just add ...


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"Contains" matches on partial words, e.g. if you select Keywords contains lon it will pick images with the keywords london, babylon, and alone. If you use multiple strings to match with, e.g. Keywords contains lon, lac then it would match images where any keyword contains a part of either string. "Contains all" will match on multiple partial words, e.g. ...


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The web site appears to be the problem here. As far as I can tell, the web site, when you mouse over the "larger" (non-thumbnail) version of the image, it shows a pannable full-size image. The problem is that the full size image is NOT full size, it is the same "larger" version upscaled in the browser (or maybe via some processing at the server). It looks as ...


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When you installed LR4, you would have upgraded your catalog for it. The naming of these are based on the versions, eg: Lightroom 4 Catalog.lrcat and so changes that are contained in that catalog will not be visible in the catalog for LR3. Now, the way you can make sure that losing edits doesn't happen in the future is to ensure the changes are written to ...


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Lightroom 4.4 will not support Canon EOS 70D raw files, no. You would need the latest Lightroom 5.2 for that - as you say. However you do have the option to use the latest version (8.2) of Adobe's free DNG converter, which does support the 70D files, and will convert them to DNG "Digital Negative" files - which retain all the information of the raw files, ...


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Geotagging I'm a pretty compulsive geotagger so for me the ability to geotag direct in Lightroom is fantastic. Previously I've been using Jeffrey Friedl's excellent geoencoding plug-in, but that requires switching out to Google Earth (or similar) to pinpoint a location. The geotagging UI in LR4 is a joy to work with: just drag from the filmstrip and drop ...


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According to the Lightroom blog from Adobe, there are problems with "Edit In..." in LR4, and these are fixed in the release candidate of Lightroom 4.1. http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2012/03/lightroom-4-hot-issues.html There are also bugs in the "Tone Curve" functionality, which is what you use in the example above (for details see the same page ...


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Jeffrey Friedl's Geocoding plugin is excellent. I have used it with Lightroom versions 3 and 4, but I believe it also works with version 2. It supports bulk reverse-Geocoding and one-by-one geocoding (it can also work with GPS tracks and it integrates with Google Earth, but it sounds like you don't need those features). It uses the Google Maps API to ...


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According to the Lightroom 4 Missing FAQ the only place that you can currently determine whether a photo has been exported is in the develop history, which is not searchable, ruling out filters/smart collections. A hard drive publish service would keep track of unexported photos, but you would need to manually add the images to the service, and unlike the ...


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The photos you can just leave where they are, as long as the drive letter remains the same between installations (it's possible to change the drive letter of a volume, if necessary, in Disk Management). As for the catalog, the surest way to back it up is to use Lightroom's built-in catalog backup functionality - follow the instructions on this post (Joe ...


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You can do it from the Map module, by saying Map > Tracklog > Load Tracklog.... It's somewhat awkward because the map takes over most of your screen, forcing you to use the Filmstrip to select the photos the tracklog will get applied to. I've been using Jeffrey Friedl's Geoencoding Support plugin since Lightroom 2, and upgraded for Lightroom 4 because the ...


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The only thing that stands out to me is to ensure the final exported TIFFs are flattened--unless the customer or printer specifically requested layers for further processing. Non-destructive editing is usually a necessity and thus preserving originals and/or intermediate work products in lossless formats. Working with high resolution images means you're ...


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You can actually use Lightroom to do this - indirectly. But first with 1 Tb drives under $100 even already in cases would it not be better to just add storage? But since you said that was not an option here is what you can do with Lightroom. Select the images you want in the Library view and use the Export... button to output .jpg files of the size you ...


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The export dialog is very powerful and she can enter your request exactly as stated. You can specify a width and height or just one of the two and Lightroom will do the right thing. For a landscape orientation image, you can simply set the Long Edge to 720 pixels and export. As shown here: Either make her repeat for 360 and 60 pixels are you scale the ...


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Instead of creating a Comma Separated file LR/Transporter will output a Tab Delimited file which will preserve your commas and make importing the data much cleaner. If you really need a CSV file you can easily make or use a tool to do the conversion from Tabs to Commas that can preserve the commas. Here is a good post about the trouble with the CSV format ...



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