Questions tagged [lightroom]

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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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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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 ...
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Why does increasing the dpi of an image on export from Lightroom not increase the file size? [duplicate]

I have a Nikon D3300. RAW images are usually 25-28 MB at a resolution of 6000 x 4000. I exported from Lightroom at Quality: 100; DPI: 240. The exported JPEG turns out to be around 12 MB. I took the ...
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How can I process a highly underexposed image to bring out detail in the shadows without making neon lights too bright?

I was traveling recently and had a little time at a pier late in the night. The surrounding skyline was spectacular and I clicked the scene highly underexposed. Any ideas on how I can process this? If ...
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How to copy photo attributes in Lightroom?

Is there a way to copy the photo attributes in Adobe Lightroom? Attributes would look like "Sony α6000 | 16mm | ISO 100 | f/9.0 | 1/125 sec". I would then be able to paste along with the photo when ...
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Why is the range for manual white balance so limited at the bottom and top?

I am learning about white balance and everything related to it. Minimal setting for white balance in Lightroom is limited to 2000K (for example the candle light can be around 1600K). I remember one ...
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What are the functional differences between all the versions of Adobe Lightroom?

I subscribe to Adobe's Lightroom/photoshop combo and have recently found 3 versions of Lightroom on my PC: Adobe Lightroom classic CC Adobe Lightroom CC Adobe Lightroom I understand that Lightroom ...
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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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Lightroom catalog cannot be opened because another application already has it opened

I recently installed Lightroom CC 2015 6.1 on my computer, but when I start the start the software I get a dialog with the message "Lightroom catalog cannot be opened because another application ...
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Can I import RAW files from Nikon D3400 into Lightroom 5?

I use Lightroom 5. Recently bought a Nikon D3400 and have used it in RAW file mode. I usually transfer via the SD card through a card reader (I use a Mac). Do I need to make any changes to Lightroom ...
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Filter or plugin that replaces special characters?

My agency believes that special characters are a bad thing (since there were compatibility problems between Mac and Windows in the (ancient) past). So rather than submitting pictures with keywords, ...
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Why is Lightroom so incredibly slow?

Is Lightroom Classic significantly slower than when it was just called Lightroom CC? I recently built a new computer with a Ryzen 1920x processor, 32GB RAM and dual Samsung 960 Pro SSDs. I also ...
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Virtual collection in Darktable?

I'm currently trying Darktable for managing my photo library. I'm not a photographer, just trying to sortout my photos. Typical example: On a weekend trip was took 100 photos I just want to select ...
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Can you create Instagram's “Structure” effect purely in Lightroom?

I am trying to re-create Instagram's structure effect within Lightroom, but I can’t quite figure it out. Clarity, Sharpening, and Dehaze were my best bets but things are still very different. Is this ...
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Are Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic independant but able to easily share photos?

I have some questions following on from the Oct 2017 Adobe changes. There are blog posts about the changes, each with lots of unanswered questions. Understandably. http://blogs.adobe.com/...
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Why high contrast increases color saturation?

for days I cannot find the answer on that question. Thing is simple: when I increase contrast (both with contrast slider, or with S-curve) in Lightroom/Photoshop, a saturation of the color is also ...
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Is Lightroom CC 2017 usable when offline?

I was wondering if somebody know if it's possible to use the new LR CC offline? I am hesitating to transfer my catalog to LR CC. Thanks for your answers
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Lightroom displays jpg with purple cast

Lightroom shows jpeg files with a purple cast, but the photos appear normal outside of lightroom. I have included a screenshot which includes the same photo in both Windows Photo Viewer and Lightroom. ...
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Can I adjust the HDR parameters in LightRoom?

I often take bracketed shots when I see that there is a very high dynamic in my composition, for example a cave in the rock in bright sunlight - the parts of the rock in the sun are very bright, and ...
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Difference between Lightroom Backup and copying .lrcat file?

When Lightroom does a catalog backup does it do anything more than copy the .lrcat file? Assuming the Optimize Catalog option is turned off of course. Lightroom takes a long while to backup my ...
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Do high export resolutions compromise image safety? [duplicate]

I specialize in macro photography and I've recently begun to export in 300-350dpi, as I find it does a better job of representing details (crucial to my work). However the file size is small, eg. ...
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How can I fully delete photos that I've removed from Lightroom?

When I work with my Catalog I usually remove photos that I don't like using Alt-Shift-Delete (equivalent on right-clicking on a photo and clicking on Remove) which deletes them from Lightroom's list ...
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How do I shoot HDR portraits without the HDR glow effect?

Here's a frequent situation: I'm shooting a portrait outside in daylight and my subject is standing against a brightly lit background, such as a city panorama. My camera can perfectly capture either ...
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Where can I find Lightroom database documentation?

I'm looking for some documentation for the Lightroom Catalog (sqlite database) structures. Here's a simple example of what I'm trying to do. I found a table containing the exif data (...
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Can I enable fine-tuned slider controls in Lightroom without holding Shift?

Lightroom allows one to fine-tune the slider controls by holding Shift when moving them. But is it somehow possible to enable the fine-tune controls by default, without having to hold Shift? I find ...
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Lightroom Preset/settings for dominant blue/orange-like look

Do you know where can I get a Lightroom preset to be able to create an effect of two-color dominant orange-blue-like look? I mean something like this: https://www.instagram.com/p/BXLzUWIFzjy/ or ...
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Is it possible to automatically delete a burst of photos from Lightroom?

When taking pictures I usually do a set of bursts for each shot so that I can select the best one later one. However once I locate the best shot out of the burst there's usually the annoying task of ...
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Remove lightroom from second monitor

I accidentally put lightroom over both of my monitors and I cannot work out how to remove the right view. How do I make lightroom only show on 1 monitor
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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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Is the full RAW file transferred with Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility App?

During a trip to Wyoming I decided not to take my laptop. I used the Nikon Wireless Mobility app to transfer photos to my iPhone camera roll. I then pulled the photos into the Lightroom app for ...
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How to find “lost” graduated/radial/brush filter pins in Lightroom?

Is there any way to find or jump between either graduated, radial, or brush filters that have been applied to an image in Lightroom? I often have trouble finding the little dots/pins that are placed ...
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How to manage photos when Lightroom cannot?

Having created my first gigapixel panorama, I discovered that Lightroom cannot import an image that big. The error message is completely clear about that, it says: The file is too big. (1) Now, ...
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Recovery of LightRoom library following file system corruption

A few months back my disk had a file system corruption (this was the moment I realised my backup strategy sucked big way). I could recover most of my files but only using a low level recovery which ...
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Canon 6D Mark ii RAW preview on Mac not displaying

Anyone else having this issue? The thumbnails/previews on my Mac for my RAW files (taken with my 6D Mark ii) are not displaying and are just showing the photoshop/RAW icon... im assuming this is some ...
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Edit in Photoshop not getting changes from LR

My general flow has always been - do most work in LR and then complicated layer issues I deal with in PS... With the current LR/PS CC When I choose "Edit in Photoshop CC2017" it simply opens the ...