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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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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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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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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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Pre-copy the raws to the PC (when you're asleep or something). You don't want Lightroom working on files on a slow external. Even a 7200-rpm internal is way slower than an SSD. Don't have a big copy running while you're using Lightroom though—never make Lightroom fight for resources. When you're ready to render just copy the lrcat file to the PC, spend ...


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Nothing is wrong your camera or Lightroom. As @Sam Figueroa mentioned in another comment, your camera is showing a JPG processed version of the RAW capture. During this processing, it automatically clips the highlights. Whereas LR on your computer is attempting to show the actual dynamic range of the RAW image but your computer. You can adjust LR's exposure ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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As the previous poster said you can nest collection sets. You haven't stated what precisely you are actually trying to achieve and if this is for purposes of organisation then you might be better off using tags which are much more flexible. Collections and collection sets are better used for manging "projects" in Lightroom and tags are better used for ...


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Whoa, something is really going wrong with the color clipping in that Lightroom example! That shouldn't happen, because Lightroom uses a very wide gamut working space (ProPhotoRGB) and uses proper rendering intents to avoid negative effects of color clipping upon output. This image is a good example of an image where color management makes a visible ...


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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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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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ALO is nothing more than a contrast adjustment performed by the camera on the RAW data to create the JPEG. So the RAW does not contain the ALO corrections, only a flag indicating (to eg. DPP, as Michael wrote) that this setting was requested. If you want to recreate the ALO effect in Lightroom, just play with the contrast slider, or more generally with all ...


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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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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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Don't know if this will help, but you say you save presets/prefs with catalog. If you are going to have multiple catalogs and you want the same presets/prefs then you want to UNCHECK the catalog option. That way all your catalogs share a common presets and prefs. Maybe that will also apply to published services. Also, I am fairly certain prefs are always ...


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I think the 612 pixel dimension is some way out of date. This post from Instagram's blog is an old post introducing a new feature since version 2 (we're on version 6 on iOS now), and it says that the resolution has increased from 640px square to 1936px square on the iPhone 4, so it looks like even around 2-3 years ago, the dimensions of Instagram images was ...


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This may be obvious, but the images need to be perfectly square: this would result in 640x640 resolution. It can't just have 640px as the long edge and the other dimension being slightly less.


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Step 0 is BACK UP everything. First write out the metadata from the existing catalog to either the jpegs or the raw's companion xml files. Now import the old catalog into the existing catalog. You will probably have to deal with some conflicts but hopefully LR will sort it out. Now any unconnected images will have to be re-connected. Luckily LR does a good ...


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Instead of deleting the raw and keeping the jpeg why not convert to DNG with lossy compression. Here is an example of dng, dng lossy and 100% jpeg. First screen snap is the 3 images in LR the 2nd is of file sizes. You will note that the lossy dng is the smallest. You can get the jpeg smaller by reducing the % but you lose quality. When doing the convert to ...


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Here is proof it works. First screenshot is the export dialog the second is file properties of the exported jpeg http://www.evernote.com/l/AIJHZi_JXDFGfaasLICfpOKkf-uxt2gNpBs/ http://www.evernote.com/l/AILGtLEgJ3NEaZ6IEnoXHKqkXrNqLoGFQyQ/ By any chance did you change the colour space and forget to rt click the preset name and click on update with current ...


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


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I believe your CSV file will need a couple alterations. First, I don't think Exiftool will read a tab delimited csv. The docs seem to indicate comma separated only. You could import into Excel or OpenOffice with the tab delimiter set and export a new CSV which should be readable to Exiftool. Second, the first line needs to needs to have column headers ...


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I once ran into the issue that LR considered new images as duplicates and refused to import them. This can happen if you replace a folder with images by some other folder with the same name containing image files with the same names. This, at least for me, resulted in very strange behavior like LR refusing to import the new images, but showing them in place ...


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I shoot horse shows.... I use a new catalog for every event, mainly due to keywording issues, but also for safety (so I don't accidentally make global changes to my entire library instead of just the folder I'm working.) But once I'm done actively working on the event it gets rolled into a master catalog for order fulfillment. There ARE speed issues with ...


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For burst-oriented sports WiFi is too slow to shoot raw. And really, sending a runner around doing card swaps every half-hour isn't the end of the world for most reasonably compact events. Consumer monitors/TVs look horrible in sunlight or even open shade. There are sunlight-readable monitors, but they're priced an extra zero over their consumer ...


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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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But when you export your raw into jpgs , in the export option be sure to enable add to this catalog , so after the export you've got both the raws and jpgs ( with same metada of course : stars , color label ; keyword ... ) and then delete the raws ... By the way , the behavior of Lightroom is different according to this setting in Preference Panel !!! : ...


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Your question is not very clear and I am not a English native speaker If you want to delete your raws ( for me a very bad idea but It is your choice .. ), you can use , in the libray module ,the filter bar ( shorcut $ ) then choose file type , be aware that if you like in my example put Sunday on the left you will see only the files of the this particular ...


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Why do we keep talking about copying images? He specified the pictures live on an NAS device...I'm assuming that means the NAS is as available to the Surface as it is to the laptop? Even if the NAS is only sometimes available to the Surface—you have the Surface generate Smart Previews when it's connected so you can still edit when you're away from the ...


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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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