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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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Export/Download all the 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 ...
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What does Exposure bias in EXIF means? Fujifilm xt1 tag(0x9650)

I was reading this article that talks about Fujifilm ISO being tested against others cameras. https://photographylife.com/does-fuji-cheat-with-its-sensors At the end of the article talks about that ...
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Extreme sliders in LR

I shoot in studio. Many of my photos have softboxes inside the frame. In post-processing I need to remove them - for example make background fully black. When softbox has white, I set Adjustment brush ...
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Lightroom added new subfolder, messes up path

In my path ~NZ/1October/11th of October/Raw there are supposed to be RAW files. Instead Lightroom added an extra folder, ~NZ/1October/11th of October/Raw/Raw. Why does Lightroom add this additional ...
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Why Do I Experience Color Deviations with sRGB JPEGs?

My Adobe programs are setup to use ProPhoto RGB and I use a wide gammut display calibrated to D65. Whenever I export edited images from LR or PS as JPEGs using sRGB conversion, the resulting image has ...
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Why won't Lightroom let me merge more than two photos for a panoroma?

I have watched several videos to create a panorama and Lightroom will only let me use two photos. Is there a way to change settings or am I doing something wrong?
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What things should I keep in mind before split toning an image?

Split toning creates a nicer looks to even boring images. But only if it's done correctly. I do split toning and out of colors. I don't know what colors to use. In how much quantity. I don't even know ...
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Instagram and Image Size

I shoot a Nikon D750. In a image size Large. I know Instagram has limitations, but what are they. Should I shoot in Image size Large, Medium, or Small? Or shoot size Large, then adjust in Lightroom or ...
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Can you disable saving export history in Lightroom?

In Lightroom I find I tend to export the same image multiple times, overtime I may export the same image for multiple purposes tens of times. Now I understand the change history, it's rather useful ...
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Picasa to Lightroom Geotag

I am looking at switching over to Lightroom from Picasa. I started the trial of Lightroom and noticed many of my photos that are geotagged in Picasa do not have GPS information in Lightroom. How do ...
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Select all images exported into lightroom collection

I need to select all images in a catalog that gave been exported and place them in a collection. The metadata is stored against each image but I can't find how to access it. Any help appreciated.
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What delimiter to use with keywords?

I'm going through all my photos and one thing I'm doing is adding keywords so I don't need the file name to describe the photo. I don't understand if they should be structured in any sort of way. I ...
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Does higher performance memory impact performance of Lightroom and Photoshop?

I'm building a desktop computer for post-processing my photographs in Lightroom and Photoshop. I'm hesitating between choosing 2*8GB RAM of 2133MHz and 2*8GB RAM of 3000MHz and I am not sure if ...
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Lightroom messing with photo when importing RAW

When I'm trying to import to Lightroom CC 2015 my photos taken in my Canon 5DS using the format RAW(cr2 files) some photos are being messed. I've already tried to upgrade the Camera Raw codec to ...
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Can I color-balance a photo if I know the light source within the photo?

I took a photo without bothering about color balance, and the color temperature came out too low. In other words, the scene looked yellow to the eye, but the photo came out orangish: If I had noticed ...
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Run multiple exports at once in Lightroom

There are frequently occasions where I have to run multiple exports of the same image in one go, e.g. export for website (desktop/tablet/mobile/thumbs dimensions) or for social media (instagram/...
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Is it possible to set which photo is shown as the Lighroom folder preview?

When you mouse over folders in the Library module of Lighroom, the image shown in the Navigator is always just the first file in that folder. Is there a way to set a specific photo to be this preview ...
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Focus-stacking workflow - Edit before or after stacking?

I'm interested in focus-stacking as a way to achieve sharp, close-up images of bugs with relatively cheap equipment. My equipment: Canon 550D w/ 18-55mm kit lens or nifty fifty Cheap extension tubes ...
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Can I apply colour tone curves before black and white processing in Lightroom?

I realise the answer to this is probably "no", but it seems worth asking. Is there a way to affect the order in which the various processing steps are applied in Lightroom? And specifically, is there ...