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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 ...

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Save an underexposed foreground without blowing out the background

I recently shot my sister-in-laws wedding for the bridal party preparations, a good day was had by all and I've got a good number of shots I'm really happy with. Unfortunately there is a group of ...
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How does Lightroom group colors inside the HSL panel?

I am working on a small application that would allow the same functionality as the Lightroom HSL Panel: I would like my application to behave very similarly to how Lightroom does. Therefore I grouped ...
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How can I achieve turquoise in Darktable?

I'm new to Darktable but I have my workflow in Lightroom. My main style is turquoise color (based on blue) and I wanted to do that in Darktable but I cannot manage to do it. How I do it on ...
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How to handle RAW file storage across devices in Lightroom?

The Issue I'm trying to figure out if there is an established way of managing RAW files across devices when using Lightroom. I am aware of Lightroom's cloud sync, but unless I'm misunderstanding how ...
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How can I prevent banding in images I'm posting on the Internet?

I typically add noise to my images to avoid banding, mostly when posting images on the internet. Occasionally, I do see banding of an image posted on 500px even though I do not see it in Lightroom (...
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Can I change Lightroom keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10?

I have changed my keyboard to a 60%, wireless mechanical and the '\' key has been moved and now requires a combination of keys to be held (ctrl + alt + #). This obviously impacts my ability to switch ...
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Assuming no editing, what's the difference between in-camera jpegs and lightroom jpegs? [duplicate]

I have a Canon 6D. I usually shoot RAW + JPEG. I shoot RAW so I have the option to edit, but I don't actually edit most of my pictures. I've noticed that if I just import into Lightroom and export ...
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Merging to folders that have been already imported into lightroom?

I have been managing photos on Lightroom for years, and I have two folders on disk where I have previously imported photos depending on their source: Pictures/camera/ -/2017 -/2016 -/2015 ...
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In Lightroom, how can I add a (visual) timestamp on photos based on the EXIF data?

When recording a long timelapse it would be nice to be able to show the current time in the corner of the final video. One easy solution to do this would be to use the EXIF data to add a timestamp to ...
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How can I add a white strip with my name below each image in Lightroom or Photoshop?

Some photographers add a white strip below their image with their name. I like the idea, because is less disturbing than a watermark. Is there a way to do this with Lightroom or Photoshop? Or do I ...
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How can I achieve this brownish look?

I've been trying to achieve this look for some time, but I'm stuck :(. Starting with the camera, I heard that maybe adjusting the WB to cloudy? And the metering to spot metering? I mainly use ...
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Folder-Organising Photos already Imported and Edited in Lightroom

At some point I imported photos in to Lightroom without allowing for them to be categorised in to date subfolders. I now have a batch of files 'loose' in my 2018 folder. Since importing them I have ...
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Are Fujifilm simulations different depending on the source (eg in-camera raw, Lightroom or direct jpeg)?

Fujifilm cameras allow the photographer to pick film simulations, including Classic Chrome, Astia and Velvia. In the camera you pick a film simulation you want to shoot in, and the jpeg created will ...
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Film workflow with lightroom

I do both digital and film photography. Scanning film negatives does not produce great results in terms of quality, and I think a print from negative is far superior. What I like about Lightroom ...
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Editing/ viewing images across different devices

I have a monitor that has been calibrated and renders colors correctly (or at least close to it). I use it to edit my photos, which I'm happy with the results. When I upload the final image online and ...
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Contrast order of operations in Lightroom?

I've been watching a number of how-to videos on Lightroom, and one general workflow I've seen is performing the Basic adjustments first (white, black, highlights, shadows, etc.), followed by adjusting ...
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How can I open .CR2 files from a Canon 750D in Lightroom 3 when I can't afford the monthly cost of the new Lightroom? [duplicate]

I am capturing images in Raw format now. I have a Canon 750d with me. The format of the files is .CR2 While trying to open these in Lightroom, it throws an error and wasn't able to open them. I am ...
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Can I copy and invert an adjustment brush layer in Adobe Lightroom CC?

In Adobe Lightroom CC I created an adjustment brush layer and can apply effects within that area, but I would like to also apply effects outside the area. I assume copying the brush layer and ...
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Why do my RAW pictures look fine in Lightroom preview but become faded when exported?

I've noticed that when I export RAW pictures, they look absolutely fine in Lightroom before being exported but after they look "washed out". I mean that when I make my selection before exporting to ...
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How can I download a photo from my Canon 6D and open in Lightroom for Android?

How can download a photo over WiFi from my Canon 6D and edit the RAW file in Adobe Lightroom for Android? I currently am able to download a JPEG from my Canon 6D connecting with Canon Camera Connect ...
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How to achieve a retro-elegant, faded, low-contrast look?

How can I achieve a retro-elegant, faded, low-contrast, look, as seen in photos by Samuel Elkins? Assuming this is done in Lightroom or Photoshop, I suspect photographer uses a preset because he has ...
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HDR Panorama - Best workflow? [duplicate]

Still trying to wrap my head around panoramas. I am using bracketed RAW photos and have merged using lightroom. Now, it is best to pick a single image, colour correct it and sync the settings across ...
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Quickly see the effect of a setting in Lightroom

I use the "Before Only" option all the time to quickly compare my current edits and the original photo. I would like to know if there is a way to toggle a single setting (like Exposure, or Contrast, ...
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Is it possible to tweak Lightroom's Auto feature? [duplicate]

I like using Lightroom's Auto mode when processing a large batch of photos where I don't want to spend time tweaking the settings for each shot. Is there a plugin (or a hidden setting of some sort) ...
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Different visualisation of color between iPhone and Windows 10 (laptop) [duplicate]

I've just started editing pictures on my Windows 10 Laptop (Asus) with Lightroom. Unfortunately when I upload the picture to my iPhone 8 the colors look different. It's such a pity because the overall ...
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Use Google Photos Cloud instead of Adobe CC for Lightroom CC Storage

With Lightroom CC all your photos are now able to be stored on Adobe's creative cloud. However this only allows for 100gb of free photo storage. Google on the other hand offers Google Photos which is ...
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Migrate Lightroom photos to Mac Photos app

I’m in the process of cleaning and ordering my photos collection. In such a process, I would like to find a way to migrate some metadata. I would like to find a method to migrate stars ratings from ...
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Add copyright info on export in Lightroom

I usually prefer not to add copyright information directly when taking photos with my camera. However, when exporting JPEGs with Lightroom, I would like the photos to contain copyright information. I ...
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Multiple photos stabilization

I have taken 3 photos of the same subject jumping. But, unfortunately, I moved a little while doing this. Is it possible to crop my 3 pictures so the background won't seem to move? I can use lightroom ...
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What fonts can I use to watermark my photos which come preinstalled with Lightroom?

I am looking for some fonts that I can use to watermark my photos. I don't want to install third part fonts (since I will be getting others to use them on various systems) so I'd like to use a font ...
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How to set a fixed relative source point for Spot Removal tool in Lightroom?

Is there a possibilty to set a fixed relative point where Spot Removal tool in Lightroom should clone from? It seems that Lightroom chooses this point automatically (probably based on similarity of ...
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Can I hide “All Synced Photographs” from the Lightroom sidebar?

Lightroom Classic CC shows an All Synced Photographs collection in the Catalog list in Library mode. I don’t sync any photos with Adobe’s cloud offering so this collection is always empty. Is there a ...
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Post-processing software - which one and why?

I have been a Photoshop user for several years now, a Lightroom one for over six months, I discovered darktable and today I first heard about RawTherapee. From what I understand, Lightroom is (or at ...
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LightRoom presets

I'm looking into LightRoom presets right now, I was wondering if there was a hub or general resources with these sort of presets which are readily available for download? I also wanted to know how to ...
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What should my Lightroom export settings be to export images for print?

I just started doing baby photography and did photo sessions for my first few clients. I have 2 questions that I'd appreciate your help with: My exported images never look as good as the images on ...
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How do I turn off face recognition in Lightroom Classic CC?

I turned on face recognition in Lightroom Classic CC (version 7.1) and, whilst it was quite cool, I've now realised that it doesn't really fit with my workflow. How do I turn it completely off? In ...
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How can I measure a new high dynamic range image tone mapping operator for performance or image quality? [closed]

I made a new operator for tone mapping, and I need to know it's efficiency (image quality) compared with other tone mapping operators.
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Why won't Lightroom let me export with different settings?

I have no idea what happened but my Lightroom stopped exporting. I can open the export window but I can not click any of the settings like size, watermarks, etc. The only thing I can do is to choose ...
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Possible to synchronize individual HSL adjustments on Lightroom?

I would like to sync only the Green Saturation between images, or just the Blue Luminance. Is it possible to synchronize individual HSL adjustments on Lightroom, either natively or through a plugin ...
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Lightroom: Changed default import location for a time period then reset it, those imports missing

I am running Lightroom on a Surface Pro with limited SSD space so at one point I switched my default import location to an external MicroSD card. My photo processing took a pretty serious performance ...
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How are image files and sidecar files associated?

I'm trying to understand how sidecar files are logically associated with their respective photo files. As far as I can tell, both Apple and Adobe save nondestructive editing information in XMP files, ...
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Are there Lightroom plugins for noise reduction which work on RAW data?

I'm wondering if there's any plugin or 3rd party software for Lightroom which lets me reduce noise on RAW image data directly? I'm currently using Define2 from Nik Collection for Lightroom but it ...
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Why is Lightroom so much slower than ACR?

This is a personal curiosity question. I'm not trying to solve a problem (mainly because I don't think there is a solution). The develop module of Lightroom, from what I understand, uses the same ...
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How can I make sun flare less distracting in post-processing?

I took a photo against the sun and got some nasty orange artifacts: Going black & white makes it less annoying, but I don't like the overall image. Are there any other post-processing techniques ...
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Lightroom altering the photos [duplicate]

When I load my photos into Lightroom, I see the photos in good colours and exposures (the colours I actually took the photos at) while the photos are being loaded , however once the loading is ...
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How to export all folders of photos from Lightroom?

I want to migrate 440 folders of photos from Lightroom 5. Some are DNGs, some are JPEGs. It's OK to export them as JPEG images as long as they: render all the edits, preserve the folder hierarchy, ...
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How can I apply the same keywords to multiple photos in Lightroom Mobile?

I’m using Lightroom CC for mobile on an iPhone SE. Is there a way to apply one or more keywords to a group of photos, or do I have to retype them for each photo? This is easy in the desktop version, ...
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Processing on one drive and storing on another

My wife is an intermediate photographer that uses the latest Lightroom license package. The program is installed on our main hard drive. I have a new SSD for her to do her processing and a large ...
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What apps can fully load 32-bit floating point DNGs?

Lightroom Mobile's HDR feature produces a somewhat uncommon type of DNGs - 32-bit floating point ones. I tried loading one into Photoshop. I was presented with an Adobe Camera Raw window where I ...
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Lightroom: Removing gray border around snapshots in GridView

In Grid View in Lightroom I can see and modify the order of photographies so I can imagine how they will look like when I print and hang them on a wall. However, I cannot find any option to remove ...