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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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Sync Smart Preview of Master Catalog

I use Lightroom Classic with a master catalog approach (compared to multi-catalog) for my work. I don't store any of the RAW files on my local HD - everything is on multiple HD (2 HD, 2 large USB keys,...
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Lightroom 8.1 catalog backup includes lrcat-wal and unzipped lrcat

I'm using Lightroom 8.1 on Windows 10 1809. I've chosen to always get prompted about backing up the catalog when exiting, but after I upgraded to 8.1 (from Lr 8.0 on Windows 8.1), it seems that ...
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How to get lens serial number from Exif?

I want to write down model name and serial number of my camera body and camera lens, in case they are lost or stolen. Where can I find those data? Lightroom provides all data but serial name of lens. ...
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How does Saturation in Lightroom work?

I checked the HSB values (using Photoshop Elements) of the same pixel before and after a saturation adjustment in Lightroom - here is the information: Before Saturation: RGB: 159, 189, 233, Gray: 28%...
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Why does merging JPEGs to panorama in Photoshop increase file size by 100x?

When I merge 5 photos which are 5 MB JPGs into a panorama by choosing "Merge to panorama in Photoshop" from Lightroom, and save the resulting image as a .TIF, the file size becomes 650MB! Then, when I ...
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Where does this noise come from and how to get rid of it

I am using Darktable as my RAW processing software. In darker pictures that have been taken with an ISO of 800 or more, I frequently encounter great issues with luminance noise. The following two ...
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Color appearance during editing and after export when using a wide-gamut monitor

Ok, so I just learned how to properly calibrate my monitor, through my other post here, but something is still bothering me, so here goes. As a background, I have a an Asus PA279Q, which is a wide-...
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Automation of culling process

Today I was going through your website for basically reducing the time made over doing the culling process in the Lightroom and found your website. Basically, we work on wedding images where we are ...
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How to do precise gamma corrections in Lightroom?

Recently I'm working with various images that need precise gamma correction, eg: scanned pictures that require a gamma shift from 1 to 2.2, it's a common problem around people who works with linear ...
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How to access RAW image of Nikon D7200 in Lightroom 5.7 or Photoshop CC?

I have Nikon D7200, I clicked all my pics in .NEF(RAW) format, now I am unable to access the images in Lightroom 5.7 and Photoshop cc, I tried to install plug-in in Photoshop cc, but some how failed ...
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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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Is there any way to produce animation from the history steps in Lightroom?

I need a way to produce an animated GIF of what I did while developing/editing a certain photo in Lightroom. In another word, if there is any tool/workflow/plugin that record every step in my photo ...
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Is it legal to download Darktable in European countries? [closed]

The functionality of Darktable is very good so I thought I would switch from Lightroom to Darktable. Can I download it in Germany or any other European countries which have strict legal standards for ...
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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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Why is my photo partially colour imbalanced?

I have this photo where part of it is funnily colour imbalanced. I took some product shots under couple of 5500K lights. Part of the product was navy blue and it is appearing as black in the raw files....
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Is tone mapping automatically applied to RAW images?

At first I thought tone mapping was a thing for HDR images only used to "display" the dynamic range which our monitors can't show. Turns out that RAW images tend to have a high dynamic range too. So ...
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What's the difference between “Fake HDR” and real, bracketed exposure HDR?

As I began to brush up on my landscape photography skills I came across the polarizing (pun intended) issue of HDR photography. More specifically, I came across a well written blog post titled "Is a ...
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Filter by pick flag OR color label?

I'm trying to filter my collection given certain criteria, but I can't find a way to apply filters in a either-or fashion. That is, I want to see all fotos in a folder that are either flagged as pick ...
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How to combine different people's selections of a photoset in Lightroom?

When shooting people, I often select my favourites of a photoset and have the subject(s) do the same, then compare the selections. However, I haven't found a good workflow for that process yet. When ...
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What causes this leather-grain pattern of noise in the sky when I inspect with a sharp mask?

Noticed these strange patterns in the sky while adjusting sharp masking with "alt" key in Lightroom. In normal mode picture seems alright (and exported variant looks normal too), but I can't be sure ...
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Lightroom Library Metadata filter does not show result count

I have Lightroom installed on 2 devices. When I use the Metadata library filter (e.g. on keywords etc) it would should me the number of results on one device (see lower image) but not on the other (...
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Why is Lightroom squishing my rotated photos?

A photo I took in portrait mode looks like it should in the library tab. Right when I move over to the develop tab, it looks like it's been rotated and squished to fit in the aspect ratio. What do I ...
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Migration from Lightroom CC to Google Photos

I have been trialing lightroom CC for the past year or so. It’s been ok, but Adobe just screwed me over on the renewal so I am migrating my catalog. As part of my backup strategy I have also been ...
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Creating this shallow DoF, high contrast imagery

Hey guys, so the image above is an example of the type of shot I was hoping to replicate. I shoot with a 16mm 1.4 lens, so opening that all the way seems to give the desired depth of field and enough ...
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Strange behavior editing photos in photoshop and back in lightroom

When I want to edit in Photoshop a photo I search it in my Lightroom Library and then I make right click -> Edit in -> Photoshop I edit the photo in Photoshop and then I save it with Command+S. The ...
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Focal length Sony RX10 iv

I have a Sony Rx 10 iv. I used maximum zoom, 600mm, but when editing in Lightroom in the details it gives the focal length of 220mm. Can anyone explain, please?
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How can I consolidate keyword hierarchies in Lightroom?

is it possible to consolidate two trees with different number of levels in their hierarchy? That is, I want to add several new superlevels, but due to the current keyword structure it's easier to add ...
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How to whiten the yellow light of a poorly illuminated picture?

I had some poor lighting during a photo shoot (amateur) and ended up with pictures like the ones below. Is there any easy way in Lightroom to correct and whiten the lights in these kind of pictures? ...
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How clipping is shown in Lightroom?

I don't understand clipping in Lightroom. From my understanding, shadow clipping is displayed as a white triangle on the left of the histogram and as blue zones on the photo. Similarly, highlight ...
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How to Content Aware Fill with Lightroom / Photoshop without converting from raw to tiff

I have a panorama that has some white space I can't really crop out. I tried merging in Photoshop and it had an option to content aware fill empty spots. This worked out almost perfectly. The issue is ...
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Does an eGPU increase performance of Lightroom Classic on 2018 13" rMBP?

Using a the 2018 13" Retina MacBook Pro for Lightroom Classic. Would adding an external GPU increase performance of the Lightroom Classic application? And if so, which modules/parts get increased ...
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How to handle the tone curve (linear/medium/high contrast) and the other development settings?

I use Lightroom 6.x and I usually start with a linear curve, adjusting the sliders in the "Basic" section accordingly. The Tone curve section usually does not even get opened. This because I'm not a ...
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How ignore video when import media to Lightroom (not uncheck every time, full ignored)

When I import photos Lightroom import videos too, but how ignore video files or files by extension without press every time "Uncheck videos" at import dialog? Uncheck videos button shown if press alt ...
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Automatically merge all HDR sequences in folder in Lightroom CC Classic

I've been shooting a lot of raw 3-exposure bracketed shots recently which I've been merging into HDR images in Lightroom Classic CC (Mac). I find the process of selecting 3 images, going into the ...
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Lightroom 6: How do I add a lens profile (lcp file)?

I have Lightroom 6 and recently bought a new Tamron 17-35mm f/2.4 OSD lens for a Nikon full frame. I downloaded a recent version of Adobe Camera Raw to get the LCP file for the Tamron lens and I have ...
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How do I standardize white-balancing in Lightroom without using auto?

I want to edit a bunch of photos at once, in Lightroom, to have roughly the same white balance (as close to neutral as possible – not any artistic tinting, or anything). I use a Canon camera to shoot ...
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Auto mass transform in Lightroom

I have been using Lightroom to mass develop my photos recently and all the tools work as expected when using automatic functions (e.g. auto WB, auto tone), that is setting an auto value will set it on ...
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How do I find a Lightroom catalog, from an image

Nope. This question isn't so much about finding an image within a Lightroom catalog, it's about finding the catalog an image belongs to. I have an image. I know what the master image is called, and ...
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Why do colors in Photoshop look different from Lightroom?

I know there's plenty of questions like this and I've tried all the provided solutions, but I think my issue is slightly deeper than that. I have noticed that when I do an external edit from ...
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Queuing panorama rendering on Lightroom

I have a whole bunch of panoramas to render on Lightroom. The problem is that when I render one, my PC is dying and I can't really do much with it, much less continue using Lightroom to develop other ...
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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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How to generate edge mask in Photoshop?

Is there a way to generate mask in Photoshop similar to what Lightroom sharpening mask generates by using edge detection?
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How can I select only all edited photos from a catalog for export from Lightroom 3?

In Lightroom 3, how do I select only edited photos from a catalog for export, without choosing individually? For example: I import 500 photos from a shoot and I go through and edit 286 photos. Now I ...
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Lightroom's graduated filter lines not showing

Since the update to Lightroom Classic CC, the graduated filter (and the radial filter), with "Show edit pins" set to "Auto" doesn't show the guides on their first use on a picture. I have to get the ...
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How can I manually set EV in Lightroom to take a neutral density filter into account when merging photos?

I shoot a couple of Images and try to merge them with Lightroom. Since a few (but not all) of the shoots were taken with an ND-Filter. I need to somehow tweak the EV value of the Photos I took with ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for 4x6 crop in Lightroom 4, or way to set a default aspect ratio?

I spend a lot of time cropping photos into the 4x6 aspect ratio in order for friends and family to get prints. When I switch to the crop tool, Lightroom always starts with an unlocked, "Original" ...
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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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Lightroom preview before and after last adjustment applied

When I was using only Camera Raw within Photoshop CS6 there was a hotkey available (Ctrl+Z) which allowed to cycle between current version of the settings and the previous one. It was a quick and easy ...
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Re-edit post processed photos after monitor calibration

I was wondering if there is a way to shift all the adjustments made(color,tint, contrast...) during post-processing of photos in lightroom in an uncalibrated monitor by some offset value after ...
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View at given print size

What is a good way of viewing an image at the same physical scale as a given print size? E.g. say I want to print an image at 40x60cm. How do I (most easily) display the image so that 1cm on my ...