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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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Family Photos System (Digital Asset Management/Organization/Storage Options?)

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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How to add a haze/dim to the photo in lightroom

I've noticed a lot of lightroom presets that adds this kind of haze/dim/noise to the photo, but when I try to add it myself I just cannot find a way to create that effect. It's some kind of a haze ...
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Lightroom: Viewed image gets compressed

When I was working on an image in Lightroom I recognized that the image is compressed (see image below) but I always record my images lossless compressed. Also the image seems to be fine when exported ...
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How can I make part of an image transparent in Lightroom?

I would like to know how can I make part of an image transparent in Lightroom. I know how to do that in Photoshop, and I could go to the Photo menu in Lightroom and click Edit in Adobe Photoshop CC ...
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How can I create a Lightroom Smart Collection with multiple and/or conditions?

I'm having trouble getting the right pictures in the smart collection based on my conditions...perhaps you can help. Tags: Bananas Oranges Apples Pears Show me all Bananas and Show me all Oranges, ...
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Mirror the settings of Sony's JPEG generation on the RAW (*.arw) file opened in Lightroom?

Sometimes, I'm perfectly happy with the JPG generated by my Sony Alpha 6100, but want to rotate the image a bit in Lightroom. To not cause increased loss due to recompression, I would naturally prefer ...
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How to get photos with smart previews out of Lightroom if the original photos cannot be located?

How can I get photos out of Adobe Lightroom Classic CC if the original photos cannot be located, such as if the drive containing them is broken?
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Can a GPX track be imported into Lightroom (2020)?

I just started using Lightroom Classic Creative Cloud (Oct. 2020). I'm impressed with it's geotagging capability combined with map quality. Can a GPX track be imported into Lightroom? Thanks.
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Lightroom Classic 9.4: enabled “store presets with my catalog” but when I imported an .xmp preset, it was NOT inside my catalog

as above. I did a search on my catalog folder (on a mac so I used the find command/terminal) and no xmp file there. But I can see the imported preset inside a folder called "...
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Is there a way to copy particular rules of a smart collection in Lightroom?

I'm using smart collections in Adobe Lightroom CC 2019, and I'm wondering if there is a way to copy some rules of one smart collection to another. It would be tedious to do so manually, as I would ...
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Is there any way to Export an Adobe Lightroom People View?

I'm working on a large set of photos scanned from family albums and want to share them with the labels that I've added to identify each person that I've identified. I don't know how to phrase this ...
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Which camera profile to use with SpyderCheckr in Lightroom/Adobe Camera Raw for most accurate colors?

We are trying to achieve the best possible color accuracy in our product photos and we are currently using SpyderCheckr from Datacolor for that. We're photographing the color chart, but the software ...
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Deleting photos in Lightroom

I have taken a few months worth of photos, imported them into Lightroom so that all the photos of a given day are in a folder, and edited a small fraction of the photos. My drive is filling up, so I ...
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How can I find the images in my Lightroom catalog that don't yet have smart previews?

I have hundreds of images that weren't able to build a smart preview since the drive that was containing my Lightroom smart previews ran out of space. I would like to know how to find those images ...
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Why does Lightroom HSL/ColorMixer produce asymmetric results?

I notice that when I pick a color channel such as red in the HSL/ColorMixer tool and adjust the hue, the amount of hue adjustment in degrees is not the same for an equal increase in hue versus an ...
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Transfer Lightroom Classic colour labels to Mac Finder

I have photos in Lightroom Classic on a Mac some of which I have assigned some colour label attributes. How can I transfer these colour labels for the select photos to their location in Finder? This ...
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Lightroom CC automatically adds “Adobe Default” preset to imported RAW photos

I have noticed that on all my RAW pictures I import into Lightroom CC the software automatically applies the "Adobe Default" preset. Is there a way to change this behaviour so it sticks with ...
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Lightroom performance: Differences with compressed / uncompressed RAW files?

Is there a performance difference in Lightroom when editing (lossless or with losses) compressed RAW files instead of uncompressed RAW files? Even when it might not be noticeable? I could imagine that ...
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How can I automate Lightroom to use a sequence of presets on a sequence of images?

I work for a used car dealership. We take 60-65 photos for each vehicle, bring them to Lightroom to color grade, crop, and straighten. This process takes about 10-15 minutes per truck and requires a ...
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Why is my lightroom volume split into two entries?

I'm using Lightroom Classic 8.4.1, but this problem also appears in version 7. I'm on a Mac running the most-recent version of Mojave due to stability concerns with Catalina. My photo collection ...
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What's the difference between “Publish to Hard Drive” and “Export” options in Lightroom?

I've been trying to find the differences between these two options, but have not yet been successful. For the purposes of this question, I will assume that my end goal is to "export" the ...
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Which software is actually needed to update for Adobe Lightroom to support new cameras?

I always thought that "Adobe Camera Raw" is the software that maintains all the camera information and allows also Lightroom to read new camera's specific RAW files. However, I have updated ...
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When soft proofing, why does the image change between relative and perceptual intent when there are no colours out of gamut?

My understanding is that relative intent just clips the out of gamut colours and that perceptual intent scales (compresses?) the colours to make the out of gamut colours fit. It seems to me there is ...
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How do I create the effect that is shown in Adobe Lightroom Sharpening - Masking - preview?

Yesterday, I photographed the comet C/2020 F3 ("NEOWISE"). I took several images and stacked the best ones using Deep Sky Stacker. I post-processed the image using Adobe Lightroom. Normally, ...
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Different colors in LR/PS and web

I have a problem with color profiles I guess... So my Lightroom and Photoshop are both set to ProPhoto RGB. I start with editing in LR first and then export to PS - so far so good - all colors look ...
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Is there a way to export the develop setting of multiple photos and use them on another computer which has the same photos?

I have a number of photos that need to be edited in Lightroom. I have 2 copies of each image (perfect copies, same filename) on 2 separate computers. I need to edit the photos on computer A in LR, and ...

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