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What you call originals are the preview jpegs created in-camera and attached to the raw file. These are the images that will have Auto Lighting Optimizer applied. Lightroom displays these preview thumbnails while it is waiting for your computer to generate a high quality preview of the raw file based on the current Lr settings. Once your computer has ...


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The best resolution for a normal website is exactly 1-to-1. IE you want to display an image at 200 pixel width, you should save it to 200 pixel width. forget DPI as its entirely irrelevant when displayed on screen. Quality (JPG) should be as low as possible without affecting the image quality too much, usually around 65-85% - of course it depends on the ...


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Lightroom can certainly do that - look at Catalog settings -> Metadata -> Editing -> Automatically write changes to XMP.


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You can convert images to DNG in Lightroom using Library > Convert Photo to DNG. It has the option to use lossy compression and delete RAW files after conversion. Much quicker than exporting as JPG and importing. (Apparently Lightroom is also faster in working with images in the DNG format). It produces DNGs of about 8-12 MB (from my camera's 25-30MB ...


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It doesn't appear so however you can create collection sets within collection sets with collections in them. For example I have an animals collection set with a subcollection set of Osprey and a second one for Deer and each of those have multiple collections in them.


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What is the best resolution and quality for website The answer is that there are, and must be, several per image. Responsive design You should consider using a responsive web-design and using HTML5 and CSS3 to serve up a version of the image suited to the size and resolution of the viewing device. The optimum image for an iPhone is different to that ...


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One way to prevent the back and forth of data would be to install LR on the PC and store all your files there as well. You than use your mac to connect to your PC via remote control. Here's the app from microsoft that should do this in the app store It's kind of like a virtual machine as you have windows in a window, but it's the real thing, being ...


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What really matters is your goal. What image do you want to create? You haven't said anything about that. a pro's tool ain't your tool, necessarily tool of HDR pros A "pro" chooses the right tool to get the job done. Pros might choose to use anything between a large format camera, 35mm flagship DSLR and a Polaroid camera for a paid job. Are you ...


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You might be able to exploit the fact that a LR catalog is actually a SQLite database. I've written ruby scripts in the past to generate statistics on my photos. The sort of data you're after probably isn't much more difficult to produce. Mac OS ships with the sqlite command line tools. If command line interfaces aren't your thing, there are several ...


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I don't know of a plugin that does this, but on a Mac I would do it as follows (maybe a Windows machine does the same, don't know): Open TextEdit.app in addition to Lightroom Select all photos in the collection Drag them to the TextEdit.app window, now you have the pathname of the dragged photos in a text file. Do some search + replace to get rid of the ...


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By render, I am assuming you mean convert RAW, with edits, via 'Export' in Lightroom. I am not assuming you mean creating previews. The simplest thing to do is to get an external hard drive. Format the drive in ExFat, so that both Windows and Mac can read and write to it. Copy all images, and Lightroom catalogs to this hard drive. Mount this drive to your ...


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This is becoming a pain to write in the comments. By all means, the ideal solution would be to use the good mac monitor and connect it to the fast PC. You say your Radeon doesn't do TB out. I'd say the minority of cards do. But you are just sending video over TB. Wouldn't it be possible to simply use an adapter to go from HDMI/DVI (whatever your Radeaon ...


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Save your files on a shared hard drive, and write edits to XMP sidecar files. You can just import that folder on the PC with Lightroom or use Bridge, and export. However, for 30 images, you aren't going to save any time. Between network latency and import time, its probably going to take longer. If you had 5000 RAW files (for example) then the overhead ...


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All the editing and adjustments you make to an image in Lightroom aren't stored in the file. They're stored in Lightroom's database, aka the catalog file. This is the .lrdata file that Lightroom creates whenever you create a new catalog. The catalog also tracks where all your files are on the hard drive. Lightroom only applies all the edits and adjustments ...


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You have a few options: Use Lightroom's export option to export the files to your external drive. This allows you to export compressed files like JPG, loss-less files like TIFF or if you want to keep the raw files you could export DNG files. DNG files are different from camera proprietary RAW as they store the raw data and the edits applied. If it's really ...


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Lightroom uses non-destructive editing. That is, all the edits are stored in a separate files that is then read by the program. This means that to get a standalone file has all of the edits included you need to use the "export" function. This can be accessed by selecting the image/s that you wish to export and then: right clicking on them and clicking the ...


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Here is one reference. The best resolution is an evolving standard. Not just in terms of sizes but also the depth and quality of images displayed change as new displays and devices are invented. When 2K and 4K monitors become common, current sizes will not be optimum. In any case, most common maximum sizes today are for wide screens pixel dimensions of ...


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You can also NOT tick the auto write changes to XMP for performance and integrity reasons BUT set up a Smart Collection of Metdata Status IsNot Up to date. Then periodically select that Smart Collection then Select All and then Cmd/Ctrl - S. I should have mentioned that after some edits, I back up LR and images, then do a mass update of meta-data via ...


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I don't think it's possible in Lightroom. You could, however, cut down the processing passes by stitching three bracketed sets first, and then doing the HDR/exposure fusion of the panoramas, so instead of exposure-merging eight sets of images and then stitching, you stitch three sets of eight images, and then exposure merge three panos. It is possible to ...


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I just did a 360 hdr pano using the new built in features. There isn't a one button setup that you could select them all and make it happen. You can do your first round of hdr and while it is processing use the keyboard shortcuts Alt-Shift-H (Windows) or Option-Shift-H (Mac) to use the same settings on the next bracket to get it started. Then you can go onto ...


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You need a way to get a sequence number into a metadata field you can put in front of your filename on export. So the sequence number is persistent rather than generated at output. And you need enough spare fields that you can have a sequence number for every collection. You might need to temporarily rename the files to initially generate this sequence ...


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It would make more sense to import using PhotoMechanic, do your cull there, then place your selects into a folder that Lightroom watches for import into Lightroom (and creation of XMP, etc., post-cull). You can have Lr move rather than copy your selects, which will spare you the extra file write (provided you're not paranoid, of course - if the rename is to ...



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