Questions tagged [lightroom-5]

Questions pertaining to version 5 of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, a popular image management and editing application. Version 5 was released in June 2013.

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How to tether sony a7 to lightroom

I am trying to tether my Sony a7 to my mac using the USB cable with Lightroom 5. But when I start a tethered capture I see a "No Camera Detected" error on the tether panel. My camera LCD shows "USB ...
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Can I keep Lightroom 5 presets in one place using multiple USB drives without using Windows user profile?

I have several USB drives containing folders of photos. I am using Lightroom 5 on Windows 7. Two things have happened that are the rationale for what I am hoping is a solution to these issues. First, ...
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Export from Lightroom cc15 without original files

Hi I’m new to this community and I was hoping someone could help me. I have Lightroom on an old computer I’d love to export some of the pictures but I have no idea where the originals are. I’m fine ...
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Image file tagging in OS X Mavericks based on Lightroom tags possible?

I use Lightroom 5 to organize my photos. Every photo is tagged and I rely heavily on smart folders based on metadata and these tags. OS X Mavericks provides a better support for tags on the operation ...
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Lightroom: How to apply a predefined set of keywords to 1+ images in one action

I've seen this asked at least 50-100 times in various ways over 5 years but all the answers miss the question or suggest manual methods or workarounds. How does one apply a fixed set of keywords (2 ...
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Change Lightrooms default import location

To transfer my photos onto the computer, I usually put my SD card into the card reader; Lightrooms import promt then opens automatically. However, every time I have to change the destination folder ...
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Is there an easy way to export photos from Lightroom in original format if they're unedited?

When I export a folder or collection from Lightroom, I want unedited photos exported in their original format (like DNG, ARW, PNG) and edited photos exported in a chosen format, like JPEG. Is there ...
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Does Lightroom 5 do any lossless operations on JPEGs?

There are many lossless transformations that can be done on JPEGs: Crop Rotate by 90 or 180 degrees in either direction Flip horizontally or vertically Transpose along either diagonal axis Modify ...
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How do I remove these purple color casts in RAWs of a really dark scene?

I'm photographing a really dark scene with my iPhone 7 Plus in RAW, and exporting it to JPEG in Lightroom 5: Notice the purple cast throughout, especially in the corners. The in-camera JPEG doesn't ...
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“Getting Started with Lightroom Mobile” popup disappears before I can click on it!

I don't know what it's called, but it's the window at the upper left of the LR window that comes up when you click on "getting started with lightroom mobile" or if you've already signed in, "Your name ...
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Why is Lightroom showing a corrupted image?

In Lightroom 5.7.1 (OSX 10.10), Lightroom is showing a weird, corrupted version of many JPG (not raw) files in my library: Opening or previewing the image directly (Quicklook or any other app) shows ...
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How do I get Lightroom to stop defaulting to Copy as DNG

When I try to import into Lightroom 5.7, the import dialog defaults to Copy as DNG: I never want to convert anything to DNG. How do I disable this? I looked in Lightroom preferences and Catalog ...
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Can't move images in a selection (normal selection, not a smart collection) in Lightroom 5 every once in a while

I move around images in selections in Lightroom 5 to get a specific order as I am in reportage photography. It happens - quite often - that suddenly I am not able anymore to move around images in the ...
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How do I find RAW+JPEG files in Lightroom?

I took hundreds of photos with my camera in RAW+JPEG mode. I now wish to find them so that I can compare them, see if I really like the camera's JPEG rendering and if not, delete them. Unfortunately, ...
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Why does Lightroom (5) take longer to import a single image if a folder contains more images?

If I have images on a hard drive, and one folder has 5-10 images, importing a single image (RAW) is very fast. Yet if a folder has 50 images, it takes Much longer to import that same image. In fact it ...
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Are Lightroom collections broken if you reimport photos?

I have some collections in Lightroom that references photos on my hard drive. If I remove those folders and reimport them, will the collections be broken?
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Lightroom shows error when exporting

Some weeks ago, Lightroom 5 started to show an error message every time I export a photo (from jpeg or DNG to any format, single image or batch, no difference). (From German: "Attention, Export not ...
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Lightroom: Reject a photo in compare view?

While comparing two photos in Lightroom 5, is there an easy way to reject one or the other? When I hit the X key both are marked as rejected. It is time consuming to make do the comparison using the ...
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Can I color-balance a photo if I know the light source within the photo?

I took a photo without bothering about color balance, and the color temperature came out too low. In other words, the scene looked yellow to the eye, but the photo came out orangish: If I had noticed ...
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Best way to produce photo books out of Lightroom?

I'm disappointed with the book module in Lightroom 4. It seems to be bound to one single publisher (blurb) and while I don't even mind using blurb, the biggest disappointment is that you cannot ...
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Why are my Lightroom 5 backups freezing?

When I am backing up my Lightroom Catalog it freezes on "Optimizing previews catalog." I even let it sit over night and no progress. When I press "Cancel" I have to Force Quit out of Lightroom to ...
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Lightroom - Focus point / length data?

I am building a visualization using Lightroom data (the catalog file) to extract information of my pictures. My Question: In Lightroom, how do i know what my focus length is (that dial which you turn ...
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What model does Lightroom use for lens correction?

I use Adobe Lightroom to remove the barrel distortion from GoPro images. Does anyone know if this software uses the Brown-Conrady model to achieve the lens correction? If not which model does it use? ...
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How to Consolidate Two Folders in a Catalog that Point to the Same Location?

I have one Lightroom Catalog with two top level folders. Both folders point to the same physical network storage location with the difference being that one folder uses the UNC path while the other ...
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What are some common uses for stacking in Lightroom?

In what situations does it work well? Or not work well? How do you use it to organise your photos? In what situations does "Auto-stack by capture time" work well? Note that I'm not talking about ...
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What is “brightness value” in Lightroom?

Lightroom shows me a "brightness value" for each of my photos: I notice that it's negative for night photography and positive for daytime photos, but I don't know how it's computed. Is it the average ...
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Is there a way to set white balance of a RAW to match the preview JPEG?

When I view ARWs in Lightroom, I sometimes find the white balance of the embedded preview JPEG to be perfect, so I'd like to apply it to the RAW. How do that I do that in LR or other (free) software? ...
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How do I find out the dimensions of cropped regions and center the crop?

Let's say, in Lightroom 5, I have applied a lot of crop adjustments to a photo: crop horizontally, crop vertically, rotate and change aspect ratio. Now I want to see how how many pixels I've cropped ...
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How to export unedited version of photos, but keep cropping/straightening edit in Lightroom?

I am using Lightroom, version 5.7.1 to be specific. I have shot many photos and edited (retouched) for a client, exported them. But my client is so paranoid that she also wants unedited version of the ...
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How do I geotag my photos with the name of the city?

I have many photos that don't have GPS tags, so I'd like to tag them manually by the name of the city, like "Bangalore". The goal is to have the photos automatically organised by location, either in ...
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Lightroom 5: apply to active photo in selection only

I was flying through my work-flow and my fingers got tangled up... I hit a key combo somehow and the behavior of applying things to the currently active image in a group selected images changed. ...
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Can Lightroom on an external HDD sync properly with two computers and Lr Mobile?

I have my lightroom on an external hdd connected via USB 3, and I switch between my desktop and laptop with some regularity. My question though is regarding Lr Mobile. Will it sync normally from both ...
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Is there a way to use Lightroom mobile to Sync only starred/picked photos in collections?

I was wondering if there's a way/plug-in to sync only photos in collections based on metadata such as flagging and/or ratings? For instance, if I have a collection of 500 images, but only 50 are rated ...
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Can I import photos into Lightroom from Microsoft OneDrive without downloading them directly to my HDD?

I have all my images in OneDrive. I want to import them into Lightroom 5 and create smart previews. How do I do this without downloading all the images directly to my HDD? Can Lightroom reference ...
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Sharing Lightroom Catalog

My setup is this: I have an iMac that is my main computer, running Lightroom 5. I have subscribed to Adobe Creative Cloud so that allows me to install Lightroom on another computer. I would like to ...
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Does Lightroom or a RAW format store the original rotation of an photo?

Main Question: Can you revert back to the original orientation of a photo in Lightroom? I've had Lightroom for a while but I didn't use it that much in the last year. I'm trying to get back into it....
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LightRoom 5 Export looks different to the Develop screen [duplicate]

I hope that someone might be able to help me here, I have recently started with DSLR photography and I jumped straight in at the deep-end I think (although i've used compacts and bridge cameras for a ...
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Copy as DNG from lightroom to lightroom

I import my photos to lightroom 5 as raw images from my cameras. In another moment, I try to have a second copy in dng of specific photos, not all, in deferents folders. But when I try to copy as DNG, ...
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What does the “paper folded slightly up” symbol mean in Lightroom?

In this screen shot, there is a symbol in the lower left corner of my image in the grid view. What is the significance of this symbol?
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Is there a setting for the adjustment brush in Lightroom that makes the “edit pins” disappear?

Usually when using the adjustment brush in Lightroom a small "edit pin" appears in the center of the adjustment made. For some reason this feature has stopped working. Is this a setting I can set (to ...
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migrate from Lightroom 3 to Lightroom 5: publish services

I've been using LR3 for a few years now, and had to split my collection into multiple catalogs (I found that over 10k photos, LR would slow down so much as to be unusable). This is supposed to have ...
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Canon EOS 6D/5D - Lightroom - Flickr - Exifdata missing

I´m using Flickr for my Concertphotos. Please have a look: https://www.flickr.com/photos/50024469@N03/sets. My problem is I can´t see which camera I have used, or the basic Exifs (apparture, shutter ...
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Create a track from gps data

How can I create a track or path from a bunch of geotagged photos? I use OS 10.9 and Lightroom 5 but could not find a plugin to do that. I mean to create a .gpx file or another format that can be read ...
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Recovering Lightroom edits after a system hard drive failure

I had a hard drive failure, but I had everything backed up. I have replaced the faulty drive and restored the Lightroom images and catalog from the backup. I can see all the images in Lightroom but ...
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How can I adjust white balance for many photos by the same amount in Lightroom?

I own Lightroom 5 and I've been running a quite stable workflow for several years, including calibration of the monitor and the printer. In the past I printed my photos on my own and I was pleased ...
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How to retain focus point information in JPEGs exported from Lightroom?

I just tried out a plugin for Lightroom that shows the used focus points and found that it works fine for RAW files (CR2), but fails for JPEGs. The plugin notifies me that the JPEG doesn't contain the ...
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Can Sony's Image Data Converter do anything Lightroom can't do?

I use a Sony NEX-5R, with Lightroom 5, on a Mac. Bundled with the camera came two pieces of OEM software: Sony's Image Data Converter and Canon's Digital Photo Professional. I had a quick look at ...
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How do I map white balance settings on the Sony NEX to Lightroom?

This answer describes how Lightroom measures white-balance, primarily using a "Temp" slider and secondarily using a "Tint" slider. My Sony NEX-5R seems to use a different system for white balance ...
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Is it possible in Lightroom to change a develop property of multiple photos by a certain amount?

After a long session of "developing" RAW photos I think I over processed most of the photos. I tried lowering the clarity value of some photos and saw that this tamed the over processed look a bit. ...
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Why does Lightroom disable chromatic abberation correction by default?

Why is chromatic aberration correction disabled in Lightroom by default? In my opinion, it is the feature that has to be applied always. This is also what most (to my knowledge) built-in camera JPG ...