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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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Can't get rid of hyperlapse flickering on post-processing after using Lightroom and LRTimelapse

I have a Sony A7C with the basic Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 lens, and I went to one of the 3 best places in the world to see the night sky. I tried to shoot a night sky hyperlapse using the interval ...
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How do I restore a previous catalog after upgrading Lightroom Classic to v13.2?'

Immediately after upgrading Lightroom Classic to v13.2 I accidentally undid all the Flags in all the photos. I want to restore the catalogs from v12 but when I did the update to v13.2 I got a message ...
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Can Adobe Lightroom reproduce vibrant Canon colors?

I understand that Canon cameras typically create very vibrant colors. I can observe these vibrant colors in the JPEG pictures my EOS RP and R6 creates. I can also observe these vibrant colors when I ...
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Before/After shortcut in Library|Loupe view

In Lightroom, the \ shortcut works for before/after in the Develop module - is it possible to do before/after in Library|Loupe view? In that view, the same shortcut ...
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Exporting from LR is suddenly saving much smaller files

Last week when exporting from LR with quality set at 100 and pixels per inch at 300 a file would export around 25-28 MB, today when exporting I noticed the file sizes are much smaller with the exact ...
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How to enter multiline caption in Lightroom metadata preset?

I want to insert a predefined image description (called "Description" in Adobe Bridge CS5 and "caption" in Adobe Lightroom). I defined a metadata preset with the relevant tags and ...
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How do I add multiple tags or keywords in Lightroom using a preset?

I want to add a set of keywords for certain types of photos - typically for a certain flower I want to add as keywords its scientific name, its vernacular name, and the tagד "flower" and &...
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Brightness in viewing photos in Lightroom

When I edit (develop) a photo in Lightroom, the displayed image in Lightroom is brighter than the "real" photo. I deduce it in two ways: Inspecting the histogram, I see it is centered on ...
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Adding same description to many files in Lightroom

How do I add the same caption/description to multiple files using Lightroom? I tried to select all the photos and edit the caption in the Metadata panel but it only applies the changes on a single ...
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Lightroom having problems importing old PSD files

I recently installed the newest Adobe Lightroom Classic. I tried to import an old PSD file created by Photoshop CS5. Lightroom does not succeed in importing it. How to solve this?
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Is there still a place for skin smoothing programs like portraiture 4.0 with AI

If you have a photography subscription in Adobe with access to the latest Lightroom and Photoshop, is Portraiture still a good investment or can you see the same results with similar efforts in ...
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making a picture profile for Lightroom

I want to make a picture profile to apply a solid color adjustment layer to a base edit. I have a look I want to make for lightroom profile. I am in camera raw and made the basic adjustments. not ...
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For what case is "Image sizing" in Lightroom relevant? [duplicate]

Prerequisite: A digital picture is in my opinion only a sequence of pixels. e.g. in the .png format (simply explained) for each pixel, the color value and its position is stored. So how big a digital ...
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Where are Adobe Lightroom (not Classic) edits stored?

I want to ensure my Lightroom edits are backed up. From what I understand, in Lightroom "Classic," a "catalog" was used to store edits. This notion seems to have been deprecated at ...
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Lightroom Classic synchronize folder fails to import metadata

I have Lightroom Classic 12.4 on my laptop and desktop, and store all my photos on my Synology NAS. I edit my photos locally on my laptop using Lightroom Classic, then (when I'm home) I use Lightroom ...
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Why is softproofing before print necessary - can't an optimal adaptation be computed automatically (at least a proposal)?

I am struggling with the need of softproofing before printing photos. I usually use Adobe Lightroom for editing images and also for printing. I use color profiles - all good. What I do simply not ...
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How to create Lightroom's texture tool in other software?

I am new to "advanced" photo editing and I figured Lightroom's Texture tool is amazing at smoothening skin without losing the detail in "detail-rich" areas like eyes, clothes, etc. ...
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Why does Lightroom CC Library Module adds grain and/or texture to certain of my images that is not present in the Develop Module?

I've seen a few posts about the lightroom Library Module having a change in colors from the Develop Module because of the different color space they use but in my case it's more a question of Noise ...
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Lightroom Adding some blue ovaerlay to my image, not sure what it is [duplicate]

Lightroom Adding some blue ovaerlay to my image, not sure what it is, even in X/Y, I can see in both side, so it is not from my edits. Also when I go back to Library that blue color in foreground is ...
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How do I automatically relocate 10k Lightroom photos that only exist in "ghost folders?"

I have a large Lightroom catalog containing ~20k culled and edited photos. Each set of related photos (usually around 50-200 photos) exists in a parent folder, which I'll call the "event folder.&...
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How to migrate Lightroom metadata presets to another computer?

I am moving to a new computer and created some metadata presets, see here: I want to move those presets (not the data stored in photos!) to the new computer. How do I do that? All online info I could ...
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Lightroom imports this years fotos into latest last years folder

My lightroom istallation puts all photos of 2023 into the last folder of 2022. I used to move them manually, but it bothers me. Does anyone have an idea why this happens? In case my camera model ...
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Best way to process RAW photos of acrylic paintings for print publication

Is any processing necessary on my RAW photos to prepare them for print (not Kindle) publication through KDP? Besides any processing, the KDP requirements seem to be at least 300 DPI, highest ...
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Create a collection in Adobe Lightroom Classic given the file names (including path)

How can I create a collection (or simply filter) in Adobe Lightroom Classic given a list of file names (including directory/path). I tried to use the text filter but this only works for file names ...
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How does one create a glowy/halation effect in post?

Newbie at post processing here. I stumbled across this photographer who has these really soft glowy auras around his light sources (see below). I believe he shoots digital and does all this in post (...
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Adding the Apple ProRaW profile to Lightroom

I have Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC 8.2.1 with Camera Raw 11.2.1. How do I add the Apple ProRaW profile to it?
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Lightroom blacks display as blue in develop mode

In Lightroom in "Develop" mode, blacks have started displaying as blue pixels. They weren't like this before. In "Library" mode they display correctly. Edit: whites also display ...
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Automation of export from lightroom to a presentation format (e.g. Powerpoint)

I have a few hundred commercial photoshoots in Lightroom Classic organized in a folder structure that follows this format: [Photoshoot name] => [Product name] => Photo files, some are processed ...
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Lightroom LUT profiles based correct (best quality) workflow?

LUTs are a great tool as a base for colour grading, and I often use them. But since I also got into movie editing a bit, one thing worries me in the Lightroom imposed order of operations. (Fixed order ...
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RAW photos appear faded and overexposed in Lightroom Classic

In Lightroom Classic CC 12.2.1 (LR), I've noticed that my images look overexposed and faded compared to viewing them in FastRAWViewer (FRV). Below is an example from FRV: And here is the same RAW ...
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What is the difference between white balance and calibration in Lightroom?

As most of us know, we can manipulate color in Lightroom different ways. As I understand it correctly, white balance will affect changes in the HSL panel. So when the raw photo has i.e. a blue lake, ...
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Why does a lens profile on Lightroom produce such noise artifacts?

I've recently switched to a new system (Canon R5 + Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L) and I'm experiencing some unexpected noise artifacts when I apply lens profile corrections in Lightroom Classic CC (v12.2). ...
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Shooting on NEF is making my photos turn out differently in bridge vs my camera [duplicate]

I usually shot on JPG until a friend told me to shoot on NEF the other day. Ever since all my photos have been screwing up in bridge or lightroom. They look normal and good on my camera screen, but ...
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Lightroom: Changing text color in Preferences -> Lightroom Sync

Adobe Lightroom is reporting a sync error, but cannot read the details in Preferences -> Lightroom Sync as it is blue text on gray background. Does anyone know how to change to a better text color?
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Lightroom Classic v12.1 error: A change in Develope remove all Fujifilm metadata

Lightroom Classic v12.1 error: Any change in Develope removed all Fujifilm metadata (Exif tags) when saved. When comparing a jpg file from my X-H2s camera by ExifTool, the following where missing ...
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Edit like Andrew Bayda or Roman Ivanov ( Vogue Style )

I'm a wedding photographer and want to change my style. Does someone know how these people do this vogue style with contrast and colors? Maybe they are using Capture One? http://andrewbayda.com/ ...
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how to remove a bright outline at the edge of LRC segmentation mask?

I have reduced exposure on an inverted "sky" mask attempting to create a high-contrast horizon against the distant hills in this photo but how do I remove the bright line across the first ...
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Lightroom CC v5 - How to select flagged photos

I had no problems with this when I used Lightroom Classic but in cc I cannot figure out this simple task. I cannot find it in the menu system. When google I only find the classic way. Can someone nice ...
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Tool for finding original RAW files to already organized jpeg files

Problem description Hi photography community, as a hobby photographer I organize quite a lot of photos for my family and friends. I have a lightroom library of around 90k photos that accumulated over ...
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Is Adobe Creative Cloud notoriously slow? [closed]

I'm new to this community and am very happy to find it. I'm really not a pro and have to start off with a probably ignorant question: I'm currently trying Lightroom for free and am now syncing 22 ...
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The location of the Lightroom database for the Android version

I am using the offline version of Lightroom under Android, the problem is that I do not know the location of the database storage and this has i can,t me to be able to transfer the previous database ...
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Force Lightroom to check of XML changes

I use Lightroom and Photo Mechanic. When I make changes in Photo Mechanic (ratings, colour labels, etc.), the changes are written to an XML file. Often I make hundreds of changes. In Lightroom, it is ...
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Do you know a lightroom vintage preset for portraits?

That's the portrait whose vintage atmosphere I'd like to simulate in my "normal" portraits. Do you know a default or a famous (and available on the web) preset which provides similar ...
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How to export to 500px from Lightroom?

I have been using 500px quite extensively in the past, but I haven't used it in the recent years. I used to be able to export to 500px directly from Lightroom classic, but things seem to have changed: ...
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Why does LR Classic 11.5 Library Module continue to show files on hard drive after they were deleted?

Why are photos that I deleted from my hard drive still showing up in folders in the Library module. I copied them to an external drive to save space on my HD then i deleted them from my hard drive, ...
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How to auto straighten / level multiple photo in Lightroom CC

Is there any way to automatically straighten many photos in Lightroom CC? I do not intend to rotate 90 ° but to level them in an equivalent way to how this key would do I would select multiple photo ...
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How to update XMP metadata in paired JPGs in Lightroom?

Background: In my catalog, many photos that were imported as RAW+JPG. Note that I obscure JPGs in Library View (the default) to simplify my workflow. In order to export my Lightroom keywords, I have ...
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'Recommended' presets not showing on Lightroom Classic (Desktop)

I have installed Lightroom on my Android phone and once I have uploaded a photo, it gives me the option of 'Recommended' presets which I believe uses AI to determine the best filters for that photo. ...
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Help with Adobe Lightroom( red, green and purple lines on exported photo)

It's first time using lightroom and i've been getting these lines on almost every photo that i have been editing and searched how to fix that lines but couldn't find anywhere. Also i shoot in raw(.nef)...
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Recovering photo with HIGH ISO

Would it be possible to save some photos I took pointing to the sky? I accidentally left my ISO on 2500 so its just plain white, I tried to bring down the exposure in lightroom but it looks terrible .
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