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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (often referred to as LR) is one of several professional level photo editing and management tools. While previous versions were available for purchase, the latest versions are available by subscription to Adobe's Create Cloud suite of tools. The open source software package darktable is often suggested as a free alternative to Lightroom.

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Importing photos froze

I am currently stuck at this dialog. I have tried re-importing but every time I ended up getting stuck. Is there a way for Lightroom to log which file it's currently stuck at so I can go in and delete ...
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Lightroom catalog - massive data loss

I have my images and my LR catalog saved on an external SSD so that I can work on them from multiple computers. Someday I needed more storage on the internal main hard drive build into my computer ...
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Colour shift in photographs between applications? (profile included)

I have Asus ProArt PA329 monitor. I made a full system reinstallation a few months ago, had not really worked photos for a while due to lockdown and other things etc. More recently, I re-installed the ...
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Is there a way to sync geolocation from Lightroom Classic to Mobile?

All my photos are managed in Lightroom Classic (latest version) on my desktop. Most of my pictures are grouped in collections set to "Sync". This way Adobe only syncs smart previews that don'...
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Can the focus point for a Nikon D7500 be positioned while tethering to a PC using Lightroom?

While tethering my Nikon D7500 to my laptop using Windows 10 Adobe LightRoom I noticed I can't see the focus point like I can while in my camera's LiveView. I often move the focus point on my Nikon ...
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In LightRoom Classic how can I filter all photos which are part of a stack, but not on top of a stack?

For use in other tools I want to write in Lightroom Classic to a photo's keywords if a photo is part of a stack, but not on top of a stack. For this the easiest would be to create filter which shows ...
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Is the histogram that's shown on a DSLR different from the histogram of the same image shown in Lightroom?

I was taking some images and experimenting with the ETTR approach. I was trying to take pictures with the exposure setting that would have the right end of the histogram just touching the border on ...
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Android app to sort photos as in Lightroom desktop

I am searching for an android app that allows one to rank photos from a particular day or folder, say by giving a mark between 0 and 5, as in the desktop version of Adobe Lightroom. I haven't been ...
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How to add "HDR" to EXIF in Lightroom Classic?

Is there a way to add the fact that an image was crated using HDR to a photo's EXIF data in Lightroom Classic?
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Accidently shift deleted a few photos; however they are present in LR's photo strip. How do I recover them?

Pretty much title. I imported a few photos in Lightroom yesterday. Today I shift deleted (Windows Explorer) those photos from the import folder thinking I still have copies on my memory card (I don't)...
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Methods to reproduce/recreate an IG-filter in Photoshop/Lightroom?

As you can see in the screenshot, I have two images of an almost identical landscape. In the left image (reference photo) a photo filter has been applied from Instagram. In the right image, no filter ...
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Change EXIF format in Lightroom Classic

I noticed Lightroom Classic outputs the Exposure Time in the EXIF data as 0.0025 instead of 1/400. Is there anyway I can change the format?
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What's a good Lightroom Alternative that sorts images by dimensions and aspect ratios?

I'm a freelancer that just got a job editing images for video games that will later be used to post on the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Marketplaces. I'm trying to maximize my efficiency, and one ...
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why my image (exported as sRGB, 8bit) looks color washed and pixeled after instagram upload

I uploaded this images on Instagram using color space sRGB, 8 bit (as recommended) . Size: long edge: 2160 px. The original images wasn't this color pixaleted (notice faint magenta bar running from ...
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Remove border around objects after adjusting HSL in Lightroom

I'd like to change the color of the sky in a picture I took in Lightroom. I'm using the blue saturation slider in the HSL module. However, when I adjust it a lot, the objects in the photo get a ...
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Lightroom CC problems when syncing to local folder: not same final number of items

I have a Lightroom CC with 1Tb cloud storage. I wanted to have a fresh start and to redownload all my assets from the cloud library, on my local folder. The synchronization completed, but when I look ...
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Zooming into RAW images

Hey there I was wondering why is it when I zoom into an image I took it looks grainy & pixalated. The image will be taken at an iso of 100 and look sharp on the the camera but not as sharp on a ...
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Can I safely delete import folder after sync to Adobe Cloud?

I imported images into Lightroom CC on my MacBook Air. I now have a 20GB folder under library.lrlibrary/ called d3cb...many more letters.../. I'd like to recover the space on the laptop. Lightroom ...
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What setting in Lightroom export can affect resolution when printing

I have this picture I took with my Fuji X-T1 in JPEG Fine. I wanted to print it for a relatively big frame in black and white, so I converted it to B&W in Lightroom, exported it and sent it to a ...
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Why can I recover more highlight detail from a predecessor model?

I took the same image with a Nikon D800 and a D850. The D850 is the successor of the successor (the D810) of the D800. Here are both images in Lightroom (they have different white balances): As you ...
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Is replacing images on Flickr (via Lightroom) possible in 2021? If so how long does it take?

I published an image to Flickr using Lightroom. Afterwards I changed the development settings and, as LR diligently asked me to re-publish that image (explicitly asking if I wanted to replace it), I ...
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How to check if a photo is edited (even basic edits like exposure and white balance)?

A competition I want to participate in demands that they want unedited photos. The submission should not even have basic edits like brightness, saturation, white balance etc They claim they'll check ...
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How do I Include IPTC metadata for rights usage terms in a JPEG exported from Lightroom?

I have a metadata preset I created in Lightroom which I use to import JPG files from my camera. In this preset, I provide a text value for the "Rights Usage Terms" attribute in the metadata. ...
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Transfer Lightroom watermark and export settings to new computer

I am moving to new computer and I want to transfer Lightroom watermark and export settings to new computer. Any suggestions how I can save the settings and transfer to new computer ?
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Sharing Lightroom images in DNG with ability to undo/redo edits in another application?

I am contracted to receive a bunch of images from a photographer who has made edits to many of the images. The photographer has exported a sample DNG file with me from Lightroom Classic 10.2 and I was ...
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Family Photos System Strategies

I'm sure folks here have a good approach to photo storage/processing and backup. I'm a dad with 4 kids and lots of family photos. I had my first digital camera in 1996 and have pictures stretching ...
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How do I recreate this cream/neutral tone preset?

How do I recreate this cream/neutral tone preset? Here are more pictures: https://imgur.com/a/pZE9CZX
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Import setting issues in LR 5.6

I changed my import settings to "not allow" in error and now can not import images into my LR 5.6. How do I go back to change my import settings to "allow"?
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Automatically Match Exposure for non-RAW files

Hello i'd like to automatically match exposure of PNG, where there's no extra data except for the pixels, how can I automatically match their exposure? Thanks
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Why does Lightroom Classic complain when no My Pictures folder exists during Import?

After cleanup up empty directories from my system, I found a curious behavior in Adobe Lightroom Classic 10.1. When opening the Import dialog, the following dialog shows up despite having never ...
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Accurately Recreating Sierra and Walden from Instagram in Lightroom Classic or Photoshop

I'm trying to accurately recreate the Sierra and Walden filters from Instagram in Lightroom Classic or Photoshop. I've tried manually doing this before but have never quite got them just right. So I ...
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How do color values change mathematically as you change temperature and tint?

I was wondering what does color temperature do to your pixel's RGB/LAB values when you adjust it. I get that things get more yellow or more blue in the case of temperature, but what equation is ...
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Why does temperature in Lightroom go from blue to yellow instead of orange to bright blue?

I was wondering why Adobe chose to have color temperature compensation be the B-channel of the LAB spectrum, as it does not look at all like the kelvin spectrum. Does the B-channel compliment Kelvin ...
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How does Lightroom and PS guess color temperature?

I've been searching for weeks for what Lightroom and Photoshop use to determine your image's color temperature. People have said a lot about the kelvin scale and how to white balance, but this isn't ...
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Are previews compatible between Lightroom versions?

Lightroom creates a folder to store previews next to each catalog. This folder is named <CATALOG> Previews.lrdata so when a new version of Lightoom Classic is installed and migrates the catalog, ...
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Detecting very dark and very bright images in collection

I have established a vast photo collection over the past years. I did not always thoroughly delete bad shots before putting them onto my drive. I am looking for an approach (software, script, filters) ...
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How can I export photos from lightroom CC with filenames ordered by capture date / timestamp?

I often have shoots where I bring two cameras to one event, so when i afterwards export the files they are by default sorted by how the two cams name the files. This is not so nice when viewing the ...
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Converting old photos to JPEGs in Lightroom?

This is a question about photo management in Lightroom Classic - I pretty much know what I'd like to achieve, but I'm bit uneasy to experiment, knowing how flimsy and buggy LR can be. As such, I'm ...
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Lightroom/Photoshop pricing confusion

I am considering getting Lightroom (and/or Photoshop) priavtely as I use them at work and really enjoy them. I am, however, evry confused by the pricing on the adobe page. In particular, how can the ...
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Lightroom have been importing and changing some settings of my pictures

master from lightroom. Every single time when I import my pictures to lightroom some of the settings are not in the Zero position. Like this: If I double click in the setting to reset it, like the ...
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Does memory card auto-eject no longer work in Lightroom Classic?

I am using Lightroom Classic version 10.1. Recently, the feature to auto eject the memory card after import has stopped working. I cant find an option in Preferences to stop or start this function. I ...
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How do I edit my photos like this style? Ambient, cosy etc

I was wondering how you could edit the photo to get it to look like this. A nice cozy, ambient and soft feeling is quite hard to achieve on lightroom. Any presets, tips or suggestions are welcome!
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Lightroom "metadata changed" flag stuck for some photos

I'm using the latest version of Lightroom Classic (10.1) on Windows 10 but I think I've seen this issue in previous versions as well. Lightoom provides a "metadata has been changed" flag as ...
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Am I shorting myself as a photographer?

I like to consider myself as an amateur photographer but I've been shooting for almost two years now. For a year and some change I've done work for free just to gain some experience. About 4 months ...
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How to make a two stage Lightroom Catalog?

I'm a person who takes too many photos. Thus, the volume of photos is so high that I have no chance of storing them all in one place (8 TBs and counting). Thus, what I want is to save the initial ...
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How do I get rid of weird color patterns on photos from Lightroom?

I linked a photo to better visualize what I’m talking about but I get a weird pattern of colors or pixels in my photos. I don’t see it so much in Lightroom Classic but when I added the affected photos ...
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Recreate Canon In-Camera HDR with RAWs in Lightroom or Photoshop

as some of you might know, using the HDR mode with a canon camera results in three exposure bracketed RAW files after which the camera unavoidably creates a merged JPG on scene as well. To be fair, ...
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Lightroom Classic shows too much contrast in develop module (sometimes)

Here is what I did today: Calibrated my monitor with the xrite i1Display Studio. Decided to switch to a default non calibrated profile for now. Started Lightroom and edited a photo. Noticed that ...
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Add existing photos to gallery when importing mixed new and old photos in LightRoom-CC

I have an SD card which contains a mix new and old photos which I had been using in a digital photoframe. I would like to import those images into a Lightroom CC gallery. When I try and import the ...
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Lightroom: can you export the 'picked' flag to another software? Alternatively, can you add a keyword based on the picked flag?

I use Lightroom 6 on Windows 10. I am considering switching to another software; I know there are programs (eg Acdsee) that can import keywords and library data from Lightroom, but I have not found ...

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