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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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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 ...
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How can I reset or clear the Lightroom Metadata Conflict warning?

This is just a minor annoyance but Lightroom flags thousands of images that were moved as having Metadata Conflict. In fact, none of the image files have changed, other than the directory change. It ...
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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 do gamut warnings in LR soft proofing help?

While softproofing, there's a small option to the top right of the histogram that shows what colors are out of the gamut that the printer can print. So, what if a chunk of the image is shown under ...
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How different is making changes in soft proofing from print adjustments in LR?

In LR, see there are two ways to edit pictures intended for print. One is print adjustments in the Print section where you could change the brightness and contrast. The other is by making changes ...
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Undoing at Lightroom: Ctrl+Z vs. History

I've found a different behaviour when these methods are applied. Ctrl+Z restores deleted (forward) history states if your last action was to go back in history, and also is able to undo the selection ...
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Filter Lightroom for all pictures with applied Filter X

How can one see all pictures which are processed with a specific filter preset? Is there a way to do this? I need to change a preset for all pictures processed with it.
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How can I create glowing color and smooth skin detail like in this example portrait?

I've been shooting for a while now and learning my way through post processing. I really would love to have my photos come out with the look from the photo above. Can anyone point me in the direction ...
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Handling negative images in lightroom with profiles

I am imaging a lot of old negatives. You can invert the tone curve in lightroom and get a usable image, but having done so the sliders do not work as expected, some backwards, some just wacky. You ...
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How can I configure Lightroom to use the JPEG from the camera for previewing?

I take photos in both RAW and JPEG. Sometimes I might apply a color style on the JPEG in-camera, but when I import the photos in Lightroom, only the RAW is visible. Can I somehow configure Lightroom,...
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What Lightroom settings should I use to export photo collages for printing?

I have several collages composed in Lightroom, and would like to print them at 21x15. Can you please recommend appropriate Lightroom settings for exporting them? I would like to avoid any crop or ...
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Best Lightroom Presets for muted colors look in Landscape photography

I am looking for some neat Lightroom Presets for landscape photography. I tried to achive a muted colors look myself, but my photos started to look a bit weird... Here are some examples of what I'm ...
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How can I make Lightroom always backup on exit without the dialog asking everytime?

I've found many answers for how to disable the backup dialog, but they all involve turning off backups (like this one). I want Lightroom to always backup the catalog upon exiting, but I want to set ...
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Why lightroom create a folder called “Imported on” and the date every time I import some photos?

I started to use Lightroom few months ago. However I don't understand why Lightroom save twice the photos: one in with the normal method based on date (ex. 2017/05/23/photos.jpg), and another in a new ...
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Lightroom - Computer run out of memory when creating slideshow video over 1200 photos

As the title says, when I tried to export video (1080p) from a slideshow created in Lightroom (1200 photos), my Mac threw warning that the application memory had run out :(. So far I have tried to ...
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Is it possible to batch export all processed photos in Lightroom?

I want to stop using Lightroom and switch over to digiKam/darktable. I have about 100,000 photos in one big Lightroom catalog. Most of these have never been processed. However, I'd like to export ...
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How can I recreate Lightroom presets from 'processed' images in my catalog?

I've done work on a number of images in my lightroom catalog and created some presets on the way. I then had an issue with creative cloud and had to uninstall and delete my adobe directories. I kept ...
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What causes blue artifacts when viewing an image in Camera Raw or Lightroom?

I'm getting random blue artifacts, I have tried different monitors, monitor recalibration, sRGB, and I've tried running it on CPU (not the GPU). No luck yet soon as I open it in ANY other program it ...
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Why do my images look fine in Lightroom itself but poor quality when I export them?

I'm editing my night shots in Lightroom and use Google Nik Collection Dfine2 to reduce the noise.. Noise reducing in Dfine is the last item in my workflow, and when I export image .jpg it has poor ...
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How to export or download all data from Adobe Lightroom on web?

I have been using the Adobe Lightroom in the web for the past month, where I have created more than 30 collections with over than 2000 images. Now I want to store everything on my new external drive ...
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Is it common for photographers to outsource editing (a.k.a. “overflow editing”)?

I've helped a few friend photographers by editing their photos when they're overloaded with work. They cull and edit the photos that go on the blog and I match their style and edit the rest. I've only ...
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How to make Lightroom fully utilize CPU when building standard previews?

When adding photos to a catalog Lightroom 6 goes through it's usual building of standard previews. As Adobe designed this process to run in the background leaving you with enough resources to work at ...
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Export history of photo in lightroom

I've just finished to editing RAW photos with lightroom and I've a question. I've exported jpegs and now I want to free disk space on my computer moving RAW photo to an external drive. I've removed ...
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Lightroom cc suddenly loses files

My Lightroom CC (osx) has suddenly lost hundreds of files at once. They don't show as missing (with exclamation mark), and synchronization won't help. Even re-importin is not helping, because the file ...
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Where can I find a Lightroom lens profile for a Sigma lens?

I can't find the lens profile for Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX DG IF ASP to install in Lightroom 5.7 How can I fix this ?
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Why are my Lightroom-exported images very small, like 300-400 KB?

My RAW files are 25 MB, but when I process them in Lightroom and export them, they become only 300-400 KB, which is not acceptable by shutter stock and other image selling platforms.
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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 to show images of particular resolution

How do I use Lightroom's library module to show me pictures with a resolution larger than 5,000 x 2,300 px in my catalog?
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How do I create a Lightroom preset that will correct lens vignetting but not distortion?

I am trying to create a Develop Preset that will do the following things: Automatically apply the right lens profile (as if you had checked “Enable Profile Corrections”). Correct the vignetting ...
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Trying to create a serial number for every imported image

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but the sequence numbers Lightroomor CaptureOne Pro (I'm currently using both) supports in file naming (at import or export) are not continuous, right? In other words, ...
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Importing MOV file deleted the JPEG file with same name

I'm new to Lightroom (CC) so please forgive me if I'm just not looking in the right place. Additionally I thought I had a full backup (via Crashplan) of my Photos folder before doing the following. I ...
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What is Lightroom's keyboard shortcut for changing color temperature?

In the Develop module of Adobe Lightroom you can change the white balance tint slider with the + and - keys. This is not mentioned on the official keyboard shortcut guide. Are there also keyboard ...
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What Linux software might deliver a better default rendering of a Nokia 1020 dng file than an old version of darktable?

I wanted to migrate from windows(lightroom) to Linux (Darktable) for several reasons, I've got a Nikon D3100 as my main camera, I haven't had problems with .NEF files, but today I tried to edit one of ...
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Lightroom import to external drive

I am using Adobe Lightroom 5.6. My lightroom catalouge is on an external hard drive. I had the impression that Lightroom will import the photos to the external drive, but its not the case. It imports ...
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Block face with Adobe Lightroom

i'm new into Adobe Lightroom and don't have any basic skills with it. I want to ask a question that maybe this is very basic to you. Please take a look on picture below, the object's face is blocked ...