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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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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 ...
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Lightroom -> How to change pre-select fields in Import window?

Since a long time now, everytime I open the "Import" window, the fields are pre-selected with some datas. I never find a way to change that. On the picture below, the red part are always pre-selected ...
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How much does SSD type and speed (SATA 3, NVMe, PCIe, etc) impact the export times and overall performance in Lightroom and Photoshop?

In heavy tasks like stacking 100 images, or creating HDRs, or exporting several hundred images for time lapse, and combining those hundreds of images as a layer and exporting them as a time-lapse ...
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Photoshop. How to remove the the spotlight

I've tried my best, but failed to remove or at least somehow blend the light of the spotlight in the left upper corner. What is the best approach to do it (using Photoshop/Lightroom)?
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How can I speed up Lightroom when working with files on a NAS?

Are there any settings in Lightroom that help make the experience working with files stored on a NAS (and accessed over WiFi) any better? I know that the bottleneck is the speed of WiFi between the ...
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How do I re-connect a missing lightroom folder?

Due to space issues, I initially imported photos while still on a SD card. After getting rid of all the unwanted shots, I then shut down Lightroom and moved my photos from the SD card onto my hard ...
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How can I tell if my Sony ILC is applying lens corrections to in-camera JPEGs?

I have several Sony ILCs. I usually shoot to JPG. I post-process in Lightroom. I know in principle that lens correction profiles are useful for RAW images. I can't tell if or when they should be ...
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Import Lightroom Adjustments

I recently installed my System (Windows+Apps) on a new hard drive. Now I imported the folders containing my RAW files but all the adjustments I made are not shown anymore on this new Lightroom ...
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Lightroom 6 Images are showing distorted In Develop mode

I am new to Lightroom. I recently updated my Lightroom version from 5 to 6. Now I when open a image in develop mode it is being shown as distorted. Don't know which setting to turn on or off.
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Recreating the look of a lightroom preset in another software

I have a number of Lightroom presets that I have developed or downloaded from the web and I am trying to recreate them in Luminar. Despite using the same values for the same/similar filters, my images ...
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Lightroom Grey card algorithm for white balancing

I am trying to learn grey card algorithm to adjust the image color based on the Grey Card used. From as far this answer I had tried one of my photo:- Selection color(Grey Card Color) :- 115,168,178 ...
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What is this polygonal artifact with my SEL50f18 and Sony a6000 after extreme shadow boosting in Lightroom?

I recently got a SEL50F18 OSS APS-C Lens for my Sony a6000. As it is my highest aperture lens (f/1.8), I did some experimentation with raw files and tried to push the limits in Lightroom with ...
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Are Canon 450D RAW files (.cr2) different when shot in RAW+JPEG vs. RAW-only mode (from Lightroom's perspective)?

I have been lately shooting some photos with my old Canon 450D (or Rebel XSi) in RAW+JPEG mode and then trying to edit the photos in Lightroom 6.0. I've tried importing the photos to Lightroom both ...
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How to filter photos in Lightroom 6 by EffectiveMaxAperture EXIF tag?

I shoot with different non-CPU manual focus lenses and use LensTagger (Lightroom plugin) to write full lens name into EXIF. I also set up different MF lens "profiles" (called "non-CPU lens data" by ...
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How to Apply Luminance Adjustment Selectively in Lightroom or Photoshop

I am fairly new to Lightroom and Photoshop so perhaps my workflow is poor or I am thinking this the wrong way. Regardless, I will really appreciate any insight you all can provide me! I have a single ...
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is there a catalogue in lightroom of all photos that can be used for migration?

so i am preparing to move my home desktop from a windwos PC to a linux distro, and the only thing holding me up is about a thousand photos i have yet to edit i have in lightroom. so, just as the title ...
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How to properly edit a “.jpg” photo from Lightroom in 3rd party editor

I have my catalog of jpegs setup in Lightroom. If I want to make an adjustment to a photo in a 3rd party editor (Exposure or Nik) Lightroom asks the following: Edit copy with LR adjustments Edit a ...
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Lightroom Context Menu Export Does Not Run Plugins

An odd behavior that tripped me a few times is that when exporting files using an Export Preset from the Context-Menu (Right-Click -> Export -> ) any export plugins specified for that preset are not ...