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Lightroom always uses a catalog to store your edits, however you can disable the backup notifications. Go to: Edit->Catalog Settings (PC) OR Lightroom->Catalog Settings (Mac) Set: "Back up catalog" to "Never"


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Lightroom 6 (the perpetual license version) and Lightroom CC (the subscription-based version) now offer a built-in face recognition feature. It doesn't work perfectly yet, though.


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As far as I know Lightroom shows the JPG preview which is stored in the RAW file when you first view a picture. This preview is created in camera based on the current settings and is used for things like the histogram in-camera as well as reviewing pictures in-camera.(This is the higher contrast, vibrant picture) After Lightroom has applied its default ...


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Yes! It turns out that there is a hidden option: hold the alt (option) key, and the "Check All" and "Uncheck All" buttons turn into "Check Videos" and "Uncheck Videos", respectively. From there, you can easily choose to import only photos or only videos, depending on what you need to do.


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Firstly check that in the AMD panel you can configure which graphic card is used when Lightroom is started. Perhaps disable one of the graphic cards before starting Lightroom. Moreover, a good solution is to completely uninstall the drivers, clean them, then reboot and install the drivers again. This is just to be sure you have a "clean install" of the ...


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You can edit individual keyword tags in Lightroom, and set them to 'Include on Export' (the default) or not. In your case, if you edit 'animal' and 'mammal' by right-clicking the keywords and choosing 'Edit keyword tag' you can uncheck this option and it will no longer export. See the screenshot below for an example.


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Edit->Preferences->General->Go to catalog settings->General->Backup->Never


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Lightrooms' sliders are weighted distributions. It is not as simple as "Whites" are 127-255, "Blacks" are 0-127. The distributions are weighted, and different sets of sliders affect different ranges in different ways. Whites affects a broad range, but obviously affects brighter tones with more weight than darker tones. Same with blacks, only it's the ...


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From casual observation it would appear that each slider affects all values, however each slider affects each value to a different degree. From slightly more detailed observation: The Exposure slider affects the whole range with great effect The Black and White sliders affect he entire range, with a larger effect as you move towards the end of the scale ...


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RAW data linearly scaled down to 8-bits would result in a very flat, dull image lacking good contrast. For this reason RAW converters apply an S-curve to give much greater contrast in the mid-tones (unless you specifically ask for something else). Depending on where the end points and shoulders of the curve are placed you move the area which gets maximum ...


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In the develop module, with the crop/straighten menu selection (looks like a dashed box) there's an "Angle" tool that looks like a ruler with a bubble. There's a few options to adjusting the angle there: Use the slider to drag left or right to change the angle, can be fussy, but gets you in the ballpark. Click on the angle number on the far right side and ...


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On the Photo menu in Lightroom you can Rotate Left and Rotate Right (Command-[ and Command-] respectively), is this what you were looking for? this is only 90 degree increments. To get to eg +72 degrees, you could rotate clockwise by 90 degrees with this method, then adjust by -18 degree. My best guess as to the reason for this is that the camera tends to ...


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The answers above are correct, but I'm not sure why one would want to disable this function. All the develop adjustments are stored in the catalog, so if the catalog file crashes you'd lose all your adjustments (other than any exported files you'd made, of course - but these wouldn't tell you what specific adjustments you'd done, they'd only give you a jpg ...


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In windows task manager, you can lower the priority class of the Lightroom process. That will help other processes to get some more CPU time, and quite frankly i think Adobe should have implemented those long running tasks with idle priority anyway, so working interactively could continue as normal. You also can fiddle with CPU affinity of the Lightroom ...


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Lightroom supports publishing to sftp. If your server supports ssh then sftp should be a option you can enable. It turns out I needed to edit the sshd_config to support it and it worked.


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So I've been using Lightroom CC recently as a test - it turns out that this sort of syncing does not work well. Adobe Lightroom stores absolute paths to files and folders. If you open Lightroom in Windows and save that to the cloud, then download your Lightroom library from the cloud to a Mac and open Lightroom on the Mac - everything will break. There's ...


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You might also take a look at John Ellis' Any Filter plugin. It allows a search that can distinguish an explicit keyword only (the bottom one of the hierarchy, like Place. But then it can also use a criterion "subkeyword of" which I would think you could use to distinguish the places by only finding the subkeyword of "subject matter." But couldn't you just ...


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When I am faced with such a problem, I put something easier to match in as an un-exported synonym for the keyword: Now I can search for Contains Words → !shotfrom and be certain of finding only photos that are missing a LOCATION keyword, as opposed to a SUBJECT MATTER > Location keyword. That's a little-known trick there, by the way: Contains ...


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So I've been using Lightroom CC recently as a test - it turns out that this sort of syncing does not work well. Adobe Lightroom stores absolute paths to files and folders. If you open Lightroom in Windows and save that to the cloud, then download your Lightroom library from the cloud to a Mac and open Lightroom on the Mac - everything will break. There's an ...



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