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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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What should my Lightroom export settings be to export images for print?

I just started doing baby photography and did photo sessions for my first few clients. I have 2 questions that I'd appreciate your help with: My exported images never look as good as the images on ...
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How can I consolidate keyword hierarchies in Lightroom?

is it possible to consolidate two trees with different number of levels in their hierarchy? That is, I want to add several new superlevels, but due to the current keyword structure it's easier to add ...
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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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Nikon D750 NEF files display incorrectly

I got some raw files from a friend who uses the same camera model as me (Nikon D750). I notice that whereas I can postprocess my NEF pictures just fine, his pictures look very very weird when I try to ...
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Auto mass transform in Lightroom

I have been using Lightroom to mass develop my photos recently and all the tools work as expected when using automatic functions (e.g. auto WB, auto tone), that is setting an auto value will set it on ...
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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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What apps can fully load 32-bit floating point DNGs?

Lightroom Mobile's HDR feature produces a somewhat uncommon type of DNGs - 32-bit floating point ones. I tried loading one into Photoshop. I was presented with an Adobe Camera Raw window where I ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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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How to keep secondary monitor display open when using Lightroom?

I am using Lightroom 6.0 on Windows 10. I'd like to be able to work in another program and keep the secondary monitor display on. Right now, when Lightroom is the active program, the secondary ...
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Permanent fix for Lightroom autoplay problem?

I've had an ongoing problem on my Windows 10 system with Lightroom CC not opening via autoplay when I insert a memory card. I managed to fix the issue but every time a Lightroom update is installed ...
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I just upgraded to Lightroom CC from 5.7 and now all my photos are messed up

I just upgraded to Lightroom CC from 5.7 and all my photos look like this now: The problem is in develop mode only. They look fine in the grid and loupe views and when I export them as well. I can ...
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Why did “Presets” suddenly appear in my Lightroom's right click -> settings menu?

I've been using LR since years. I used to edit many similar photos just by right clicking on the photo, click on settings, and then very near "settings" appeared the submenu "paste from previous". ...
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LR Edit in PS, edited image does not show in LR

I was having an issue with Lightroom CC 2015 freezing and found the suggestion about changing the useAutoBahn setting to false, which I did and indeed the freezing seems to have stopped. But now an ...
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Stuck on importing images to collection from Lightroom mobile

I am using Lightroom CC 2015. I have synced my iPhone images using Lightroom mobile. This leads to the images being available: in the collection "iPhone Photos" in the box "From LR Mobile". in the "...
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Collections with photos plus their Virtual Copies

How do I create a collection (or a smart collection) that contains all the photos that have virtual copies and their VCs? I want to search a folder for all the files that have VCs (either using ...
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How to handle the tone curve (linear/medium/high contrast) and the other development settings?

I use Lightroom 6.x and I usually start with a linear curve, adjusting the sliders in the "Basic" section accordingly. The Tone curve section usually does not even get opened. This because I'm not a ...
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Lightroom 8.1 catalog backup includes lrcat-wal and unzipped lrcat

I'm using Lightroom 8.1 on Windows 10 1809. I've chosen to always get prompted about backing up the catalog when exiting, but after I upgraded to 8.1 (from Lr 8.0 on Windows 8.1), it seems that ...
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Masking in Photoshop

Is there a way to generate mask in Photoshop similar to what Lightroom sharpening mask generates by using edge detection ?
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Can I copy and invert an adjustment brush layer in Adobe Lightroom CC?

In Adobe Lightroom CC I created an adjustment brush layer and can apply effects within that area, but I would like to also apply effects outside the area. I assume copying the brush layer and ...
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How to set a fixed relative source point for Spot Removal tool in Lightroom?

Is there a possibilty to set a fixed relative point where Spot Removal tool in Lightroom should clone from? It seems that Lightroom chooses this point automatically (probably based on similarity of ...
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Can I hide “All Synced Photographs” from the Lightroom sidebar?

Lightroom Classic CC shows an All Synced Photographs collection in the Catalog list in Library mode. I don’t sync any photos with Adobe’s cloud offering so this collection is always empty. Is there a ...
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How do I turn off face recognition in Lightroom Classic CC?

I turned on face recognition in Lightroom Classic CC (version 7.1) and, whilst it was quite cool, I've now realised that it doesn't really fit with my workflow. How do I turn it completely off? In ...
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Why won't Lightroom let me export with different settings?

I have no idea what happened but my Lightroom stopped exporting. I can open the export window but I can not click any of the settings like size, watermarks, etc. The only thing I can do is to choose ...
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Possible to synchronize individual HSL adjustments on Lightroom?

I would like to sync only the Green Saturation between images, or just the Blue Luminance. Is it possible to synchronize individual HSL adjustments on Lightroom, either natively or through a plugin ...
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Is it possible to change the options of multiple Lightroom keywords at once?

I need to change the way Lightroom handles its keywords. (see my question and NickM’s answer: Adding exported jpeg files to Lightroom again - how to preserve exact keywords?) Is it possible to ...
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PS Elements vs Lightroom for image management

If I acquire Lightroom to use with my PS Elements program, should I move my database to Lightroom? I have used PS Elements for many years (currently PSE 12) and have a 40,000 image database. I Have ...
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How do I move photos from a Lightroom collection to a folder, preserving order?

In Lightroom 5, I have a collection that contains a bunch of photos in a carefully arranged order (User Order). I want to move these photos to a new folder, preserving the order. How do I do this? If ...
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Move photos and convert to NEF after they have been “added” and not copied

I've just started using Lightroom, without any formal workflow and I add my photos directly in the camera native raw format (NEF in my case) and from copies of my SD I made on my hard drive. Now I'd ...
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Get original folder location from lightroom

So I made a big mistake, importing images into lightroom from my harddrive. I chose some option that moved the files into a date based folder and deleted them from the original location that was ...
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Image file tagging in OS X Mavericks based on Lightroom tags possible?

I use Lightroom 5 to organize my photos. Every photo is tagged and I rely heavily on smart folders based on metadata and these tags. OS X Mavericks provides a better support for tags on the operation ...