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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 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 ...
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Lightroom: 'unexpected end of file occurred' - how to know which are the bad files?

When applying a 'development' to a large number of photos in Lightroom, I sometimes get an error 'unexpected end of file occurred'. There is a lot of discussion in the internet about where this comes ...
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Lightroom adjustment/cleanup of settings for historically imported pictures

Background: I am using Lightroom (newest edition, subscription) for two years, and for the first year, I did not understand enough of the settings, so I imported over time about 80000 photos with ...
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In Lightroom, how do you make changes to the background of a photo without affecting the subject

For example, I was editing a photo where the subject has blonde hair. I wanted to tone down some yellow leaves in the background but this was also changing the colour of the hair. Is this possible? I ...
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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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In Lightroom how I can create a stack and a collection simultaneously?

I sometimes take long sequences of time lapse photos. Usually when I import these I want to do two things: Create a collection containing these images, so that I can conveniently batch-process them ...
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Lighroom Conflating distinct Lenses - No model information displayed

I have two distinct models of lenses which are both 50mm f/1.8. I've analyzed example photos from each lens with exiftool and confirmed that the relevant information about the lens data is contained ...
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Lightroom failed external drive

So I recently started traveling and had to opt for many more portable solutions. I was/am on the hunt for better solutions. Though this is very fresh and new, so I thought I had some time to use this ...
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Why does Lightroom reset the development settings every time I save the image in Photoshop?

For portrait retouching, I usually do basic calibration, color correction et c. in Lightroom. Then I proceed to Photoshop (right-click → edit in Photoshop) to do skin retouching and styling. Then I ...
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Lightroom Export With Unique Version

I currently have a template set up for Lightroom export that uses the images title for the filename. I was wondering if there is any way to add some kind of id that is unique to the image and the ...
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Lightroom image looks different in the Print tab to Develop tab

The photo is as I want it in the Develop screen, but when I click on the Print tab it's as if my colour changes (cropping seems to have stayed) are gone, and the preview in the Print tab looks like ...
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How to resize images in place in Lightroom

Generally, I take and store all of my images in RAW in Lightroom. If I capture a beautiful moment, I want to be able to access all of that beauty at any time in the future. But there are exceptions. ...
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Check colors in CMYK color space in LR

I need to see some areas of my photos into CMYK color model. I could manage to see it only in sRGB in Info Panel. Could you share a way of doing this into Lightroom? May be any plugin will do what I ...
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What does the Aperture→Lightroom plugin get me that directly importing image files doesn't?

This thread makes it clear that Adobe's plugin for migrating from Aperture to Lightroom does not support adjustments. If it doesn't support adjustments, then what do I get out of using the plugin ...
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How to import migrated Aperture library to Lightroom?

I'm a bit late at migrating to Lightroom. I was an iPhoto user, then an Aperture user, and when Apple killed Aperture, I switched to Apple Photos. I regret my decision. Apple Photos doesn't meet my ...
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Corrupted picture while moving Lightroom folder to network drive

I moved ~5000 pictures from my laptop to a NAS. I did this by dragging-and-dropping the relevant folder in the Lightroom Library. My problem is that at some point the network failed, and Lightroom ...
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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 ...