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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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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 ...
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If the image is B&W can i make it 12mp and 300dpi in lightroom? [duplicate]

Hello soo im having a problem, i shot in raw a picture for a contest, days ago i asked a question about this. However, now that I finally took the shot and it was in B&W with the camera and also ...
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How can I manage a large image collection over multiple devices whilst utilising the cloud?

I'm struggling to find a workflow that accommodates my needs and was hoping someone might recommend improvements. I've mentioned the software and apps I use but am open to changing them if there are ...
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Exporting All Metadata When Exporting JPGs & NEFs To Reduced Size JPGs

In Lightroom, when Exporting NEF and JPG files to reduced size JPGs, How do I get all metadata to export as well? Specifically, my exported files don't include Date Taken or Tags.
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Verifying the integrity of your library

After reorganizing my image collection I moved a bunch of photos between different hard drives. While copying, I did get error messages. Fortunately, I had made multiple copies before doing the ...
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nikon d810 manual WB is not the same as “As Shot” in Lightroom

It drives me crazy when I set up a custom WB on my Nikon d810 (ex. 6000K) and after importing the photos in Lightroom the Color Temperature shows 6550K even if it's set on "As Shot" Take a look at ...
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How do I downgrade a RAW photo to a JPEG in Lightroom?

Sometimes, I have photos which, instead of being kept in DNG format, could be converted to JPEG: In museums, when I make a photo of artwork, I also take a photo of a label with the name of the ...
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How do I find a Lightroom catalog, from an image

Nope. This question isn't so much about finding an image within a Lightroom catalog, it's about finding the catalog an image belongs to. I have an image. I know what the master image is called, and ...
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Why do HDR's mess up dehazing in Lightroom?

In this HDR, when I turn up the dehazing in Lightroom, it produces adverse effects that wouldn't usually happen if I did the same adjustment to a regular raw image. If you look at the hill line, there ...
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Nikon D5200 Not Detected on Mac OS Sierra

It's been a while since I used my Nikon D5200. Recently, I discovered tethered shooting with Lightroom and wanted to give it a try. I took out my dusty camera and tried to connect to My iMac running ...
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What's the best way in Lightroom to back up *everything*?

I'm a newish Lightroom user and my SD card is getting full, so I'd like to format it. However, before I do that, I want to back up my Lightroom library, including originals, edits, catalogue, etc. to ...
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Why does lightroom stop syncing to mobile?

My Lightroom v2015.6.1 stops sync'ing frequently to Lightroom mobile. I have to close the desktop application and reopen it for synchronization to start again. I'm sync'ing a fair amount of photos ...
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How to fix rotation orientation of multiple images in a Lightroom?

How can I rotate multiple images of vertical orientation in Lightroom that are scattered in a timelapse collection? if I have multiple images from my camera in a sequence that are rotated incorrectly ...
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How can I export upscaled images from Lightroom with each pixel just a large square block?

I want to be able to export an image from Lightroom at a higher pixel count than the original— that is, instead of each pixel of the image being one pixel by one pixel, they are, say ten by ten pixels....
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Suddenly an image file is corrupt. Any chance of repair/recovery?

So I've tried comparing a few images I've taken recently and this happened. I was in the Library Module comparing two images (X|Y Icon) and this happened on one of my shots. I've checked and my GPU ...
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Which Laptop for Lightroom, Photoshop CC 2015.5 and Premier Elements [duplicate]

I have spent months looking into a new laptop. It's primary use will be editing and developing photos in Lightroom but I will also be putting together photo and video slideshows in Premier Elements ...
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Lightroom 6 - suggestions on how organize pictures [closed]

I'm using Lightroom mostly to organize pictures. Mainly they are so divided into Lightroom (and so on disk): Root Folder 2014 Event01 Event02 2015 Event01 Event02 2016 Event01 (...) Until here ...
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I somehow imported everything into Lightroom twice - how can I undo this?

I have somehow managed to import a large number of images from my camera into Lightroom twice. I would like to know how to undo this, removing all the duplicate files. A previous question on a similar ...
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Lightroom 6 - Smart collection: search for pictures containing more than 'x' keywords/people

I would like to search for pictures containing more than 'x' keywords. The goal is to search for pictures containg more than 'x' people to find out which pictures are groups of people. Is that ...
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Photos get noisy when uploaded to either photoshop or Lightroom

I'm facing one thing that is very frustrating. Every time that I upload long exposure images to either photoshop or lightroom, they get blue and red specs,and when I export them (no matter which ...
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Lightroom processing question [closed]

How can I process a pic in Lightroom to look like this one ? That was pretty funny about the rectangle comments. I guess what I'm asking is I would like to replicate the feel of this picture. But I ...
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Elements 12 upgrading to Lightroom

I have 2000+ images on an IMAC/Elements 12. I am thinking about buying LR. As I install LR will it automatically recognise my existing folders and libraries? Or is there a link that explains this?
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How do I export pictures from LR after deleting originals

I editing some wedding photos in LR, over and over. To eliminate any confusion I deleted my photos off of the computer and before thinking about it I emptied the trash. Now the originals are all gone ...
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Inconsistent colors across different apps in windows

I have finally pulled the trigger and got the monthly subscription for the PS + Lightroom CC. Yesterday when exporting the photo from lightroom I noticed a huge color difference when viewed with the ...
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Make sure development settings are applied before exporting slideshow

To create timelapses with Lightroom, I take a bunch of pictures, develop one of them as I like, copy-paste the development settings to all and then export a slideshow. This, however, does not apply ...
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Restoring lightroom files from backups

Recently I backed up all my photos to an external hard drive, in doing this I accidentally cut and pasted the 'Lightroom' folder, which was in 'my pictures'. On realizing this I wasn't too dismayed, ...
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How do I achieve these tanned skin tones in Lightroom?

I came across this image and I know this guy just uses Lr. How is he achieving the tanned/golden skin tone? In the first image below, I also noticed the sky is a deep blue so I don't see much split ...
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Lightroom bulk-operations on stacks/virtual copies

I need specific Lightroom workflow help with regard to performing operations on multiple stacks at once. The setup: I start with 100 raw images. I create virtual copies of all because I want to ...
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Skin tone starting point in Lightroom/ACR?

How can I ensure that my skin tones are "correct" in Lightroom/ACR before I start my retouching workflow in Photoshop? In other words, how do I know that my global color balance is correct (right ...
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Is there a file format that supports adjustment layers, that I can edit in Lightroom and doesn't double the file size?

I'm working with some big .psd scan files that have just 1-2 adjustment layers. These files are going to be further edited and managed in Lightroom. To both keep the adjustments and but have ...
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How to do precise gamma corrections in Lightroom?

Recently I'm working with various images that need precise gamma correction, eg: scanned pictures that require a gamma shift from 1 to 2.2, it's a common problem around people who works with linear ...
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Lightroom 6 - finding multiple faces with metadata filtering

Is there a way to perform metadata filtering in Lightroom (version 6) that allows finding images that contain multiple faces? For example, I would like to see image where BOTH of my kids are in them (...
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I can't find my edited Lightroom photos or catalog after Lightroom crashed. What are my options?

Lightroom crashed after I exported pictures. I had to shutdown the computer. When I turned it back on and opened Lightroom, my pictures were gone. I have tried to find a backup file and I can't. I ...
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How do Adobe Smart Previews work?

I've always been under the impression that you cannot resize a raw image. Adobe Smart Previews seem to do just that - you keep all the power of raw images, just in a much smaller size. How does this ...
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Convert Lightroom presets (.lrpreset) to Darktable (as .dtstyle)?

Apparently, there is no way to import lightroom presets into darktable directly. Would it be possible to convert Lr presets to dtstyle-files? Darktable comes with Lua support which shouldn't make it ...
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Lightroom: Wrong rotation on export

I'm (very) new to using Adobe Lightroom (CC) and have been using it today to add graphic watermarks to some photos. Now, some of my source photos were taken with the camera held sideways, so the ...
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Choosing Lightroom Intermediate HDR & Panorama Output Location

Just got a trial of Lightroom 6.7 to try out their HDR and Panorama features. Currently using Lightroom 5.7 which predates these two features. However, I ran into a particular problem. Lightroom ...
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Lightroom B&W Mix: how to see where the original colors are?

I have converted a color image into B&W using Lightroom. I need to adjust the amount of color used for this conversion. Is it possible to visualize the areas of the image concerned by each slider ...
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Why do I have only thumbnail quality images in Lightroom?

I'm an amateur, and have just downloaded Lightroom/Photoshop CC. I understand there are challenges importing pictures from Mac's photos app to Lightroom, and have worked around it by putting my ...
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Does Lightroom remember or save a 'custom order' after closing?

I've researched and read responses to sort order questions but have not been able to find out if LR will automatically save or remember your custom sort order after closing. Does anyone know if each ...
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Color transitions lightroom vs photoshop

I have a picture in Lightroom, crop looks like this. Yet when I open the same picture in Photoshop (either directly, or rendering it in Lightroom and opening the render), I get different results. The ...
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Can I tether my Nikon D3200 to Lightroom?

I have a Nikon D3200. I would like to use Lightroom to tether the camera, but Lightroom is not detecting it. Can I tether my camera to Lightroom?
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Does over- or underexposed give the most life-like post-edit results?

I have a Canon 600D with a 70-200 f/4 L lens, and I often photograph people outside in bright daylight. Now, I always shoot RAW and do some post-editing in Photoshop/Lightroom, but I'm not sure how to ...
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Does Lightroom 5 allow nested conditions for smart collections?

The Lightroom 5 Smart Collections interface allows a number of conditions to be specified, and the user can choose between whether "any" or "all" of the conditions must match. Is there any way to ...
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How can I get Lightroom to export a list of filenames, from the colour-labeled (or flagged) pictures?

Is there a way to just export a list of the filenames, instead of creating a copy of some of the photographs in a new folder? The list should be only those photographs that exist in a group (flagged/...
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Adobe Lightroom marks photos as modified without any user interaction

I make use of Adobe Lightroom's "Publish Services" in order to get my photos where I want them. I use the following publish services: Facebook, Flickr (also jf Flickr in the past), SmugMug and jf ...
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Accurate Product Images: Gray Point, White Point, Black Point

For accurate color representation I use (or: accurate exposure and blacks/whites), I'm using a gray card that shows middle gray white black Example Image: While shootings products, I always take a ...
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Is Photosop slowing/crashing on my box a workflow issue or a computer issue?

It's been about 3-4 months that I jumped into professional photography/photo-editing. And I love it this new skill I'm acquiring. The only issue is I am strongly frustrated by my photo-editing ...
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What is the Darktable equivalent to Lightroom's HSL module?

I have a few tutorials on photo editing based on Lightroom and I would like to apply the same principles but using Darktable. One thing I am not sure how to do is the HSL module. Would the color zones ...
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Most efficient way to double-export using Lightroom?

I often want two copies of an image, one optimized for the web, and another optimized for printing. The current method I have right now is during culling, rating the images. i have Lightroom filter ...