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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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Lightroom: Combining previously imported raw and jpeg files to become a single raw+jpeg

So initially I used to treat jpeg and raw files as separate files where the option shown in the image would be checked. After realizing this is not particularly an effective way of importing images, I ...
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Force Lightroom Classic to write entire image at once during export? (Exporting to network-mounted GCS bucket)

I'm running out of space on my local machine so I've mounted a Google Cloud Storage bucket to my local machine using gcsfuse. I am now exporting my library from Lightroom Classic as JPEG files to the ...
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How do I cope with haze for the photos containing sky and trees at a distance?

I'm always struggling with photos which contain large zones with trees situated far away from the camera. Haze and pollution cause severe changes in colors, which means that the trees lose their ...
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Is there an equivalent of Lightroom's profiles in Capture One?

I am trying to decide between investing into Lightroom or Capture One. Besides presets (that are equivalent to Capture one's styles) Lightroom also has profiles which do not change slider positions ...
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Automatically merge all HDR sequences in folder in Lightroom CC Classic

I've been shooting a lot of raw 3-exposure bracketed shots recently which I've been merging into HDR images in Lightroom Classic CC (Mac). I find the process of selecting 3 images, going into the ...
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Queuing panorama rendering on Lightroom

I have a whole bunch of panoramas to render on Lightroom. The problem is that when I render one, my PC is dying and I can't really do much with it, much less continue using Lightroom to develop other ...
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How to export a text list of items in a Lightroom collection?

I use Lightroom for managing my photos and a custom piece of software to run my website. In order to have my collections published, I need to have a file with the names of the items in the collection. ...
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Any free Lightroom Presets to get smooth and sharp look in photography [on hold]

I am looking for some Lightroom Presets or how I can replicate these effects. These photos looks soft and sharp at the same time. Here are some examples of what I'm looking for: Example 1 Example 2
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Remove gradient in Lightroom with source image

I have a series of images (many, many images) that were taken with slightly uneven lighting: I also have an image of the blank white background under the same lighting: I would like to use the blank ...
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Advanced usage of LUTs in Lightroom (masking; using more than one LUT)

I really like working with LUTs (color Lookup Tables). But I think Lightroom is missing some functionalities in this regard, or I cannot find them. Is it possible to: Use more than one LUT in ...
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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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Lightroom or other PC support for Live Photo post-processing?

Importing "live photos" from an iPhone to a PC we get an image (either JPG or HEIC) and a MOV, the latter consisting of up to 1.5 seconds of video recorded on either side of the key image. Editing a ...
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Why do pure colors (red/green/blue) become a mixture of colors when converting raw?

In trying to understand how raw is converted, I created a synthetic raw image that has a red, green and blue gradient strip, with a gamma of 2.2 (dng). I made the synthetic raw by converting an image ...
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How ignore video when import media to Lightroom (not uncheck every time, full ignored)

When I import photos Lightroom import videos too, but how ignore video files or files by extension without press every time "Uncheck videos" at import dialog? Uncheck videos button shown if press alt ...
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Lightroom 6: How do I add a lens profile (lcp file)?

I have Lightroom 6 and recently bought a new Tamron 17-35mm f/2.4 OSD lens for a Nikon full frame. I downloaded a recent version of Adobe Camera Raw to get the LCP file for the Tamron lens and I have ...
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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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How can you write/convert Picasa's People tags to the EXIF data?

I use Lightroom for my workflow, and I tag photos with people's names so that I can find them faster. Since Lightroom doesn't have the "Faces" feature, I want to use Picasa's People feature for this ...
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Is it better to shoot or scan a film negative for Lightroom?

Which one of these approaches produce better results with Lightroom later: Scan the negative with a flatbed scanner (e.g., Epson V600); output Tiff image; then proceed with Lightroom. Shoot your ...
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What is the maze-like pattern in a magnified full-size review of my image?

I'm making an edit in Lightroom. Can anyone tell me what this pattern is? And also how to get rid of it.
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How to generate edge mask 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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Is Lightroom Auto Tone very dodgy?

I don't know if it is just my taste, or is lightroom's auto levels like rolling a dice? Sometimes is makes subtle adjustments that do improve the visibility of highs and lows, but 50% of the time is ...
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Is there a way to display photos in Lightroom that are “done”?

I take a lot of photos but sometimes I don't have time to edit all of them. I tend to forget which photos are "done" in regards to edits, and which still needs work. Is there a way in Lightroom to ...
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Do saved presets override manual changes in Lightroom?

If you make manual adjustments in Lightroom and then add a preset, do those manual changes go away?
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Use Lightroom as a photo editor only, without catalogueing?

I'm looking for a raw photo editor/developer application for my Nikon D5100. The two obvious choices are Capture NX2 and Lightroom. I'm new to this whole thing, I read a lot about them, played a bit ...
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iPad photo editing app that exports edits as XMP to reuse in lightroom?

Basically, I'm looking for Lightroom for iPad :) but until then, I'm trying to find an alternative. To organize and tag pictures I'll be using Photosmith which integrates with Lightroom. Now, I ...
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Move Album from Lightroom CC to Lightroom Classic

I've been using Lightroom CC for a while now, but recently I started using Lightroom Classic as well. I know how to sync all photos from Lightroom CC with Lightroom Classic, but I'd like to add all ...
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Lightroom preview before and after last adjustment applied

When I was using only Camera Raw within Photoshop CS6 there was a hotkey available (Ctrl+Z) which allowed to cycle between current version of the settings and the previous one. It was a quick and easy ...
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Re-edit post processed photos after monitor calibration

I was wondering if there is a way to shift all the adjustments made(color,tint, contrast...) during post-processing of photos in lightroom in an uncalibrated monitor by some offset value after ...
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Create a canvas-like style (a blurred effect)

Hi I would like to have a fluffy effect for the details of my image, and I have tried tools such as Sharpen, Blur in Fliter, and Clarity in RAW manipulation, but in vain. The left hand side is the ...
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Sync Smart Preview of Master Catalog

I use Lightroom Classic with a master catalog approach (compared to multi-catalog) for my work. I don't store any of the RAW files on my local HD - everything is on multiple HD (2 HD, 2 large USB keys,...
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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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How to get lens serial number from Exif?

I want to write down model name and serial number of my camera body and camera lens, in case they are lost or stolen. Where can I find those data? Lightroom provides all data but serial name of lens. ...
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How does Saturation in Lightroom work?

I checked the HSB values (using Photoshop Elements) of the same pixel before and after a saturation adjustment in Lightroom - here is the information: Before Saturation: RGB: 159, 189, 233, Gray: 28%...
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Why does merging JPEGs to panorama in Photoshop increase file size by 100x?

When I merge 5 photos which are 5 MB JPGs into a panorama by choosing "Merge to panorama in Photoshop" from Lightroom, and save the resulting image as a .TIF, the file size becomes 650MB! Then, when I ...
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Where does this noise come from and how to get rid of it

I am using Darktable as my RAW processing software. In darker pictures that have been taken with an ISO of 800 or more, I frequently encounter great issues with luminance noise. The following two ...
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Color appearance during editing and after export when using a wide-gamut monitor

Ok, so I just learned how to properly calibrate my monitor, through my other post here, but something is still bothering me, so here goes. As a background, I have a an Asus PA279Q, which is a wide-...
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Automation of culling process

Today I was going through your website for basically reducing the time made over doing the culling process in the Lightroom and found your website. Basically, we work on wedding images where we are ...
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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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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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Use Google Photos Cloud instead of Adobe CC for Lightroom CC Storage

With Lightroom CC all your photos are now able to be stored on Adobe's creative cloud. However this only allows for 100gb of free photo storage. Google on the other hand offers Google Photos which is ...
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Is there any way to produce animation from the history steps in Lightroom?

I need a way to produce an animated GIF of what I did while developing/editing a certain photo in Lightroom. In another word, if there is any tool/workflow/plugin that record every step in my photo ...
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Is it legal to download Darktable in European countries? [closed]

The functionality of Darktable is very good so I thought I would switch from Lightroom to Darktable. Can I download it in Germany or any other European countries which have strict legal standards for ...
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Can I change Lightroom keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10?

I have changed my keyboard to a 60%, wireless mechanical and the '\' key has been moved and now requires a combination of keys to be held (ctrl + alt + #). This obviously impacts my ability to switch ...
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Why is my photo partially colour imbalanced?

I have this photo where part of it is funnily colour imbalanced. I took some product shots under couple of 5500K lights. Part of the product was navy blue and it is appearing as black in the raw files....
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Is tone mapping automatically applied to RAW images?

At first I thought tone mapping was a thing for HDR images only used to "display" the dynamic range which our monitors can't show. Turns out that RAW images tend to have a high dynamic range too. So ...
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What's the difference between “Fake HDR” and real, bracketed exposure HDR?

As I began to brush up on my landscape photography skills I came across the polarizing (pun intended) issue of HDR photography. More specifically, I came across a well written blog post titled "Is a ...
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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 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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What causes this leather-grain pattern of noise in the sky when I inspect with a sharp mask?

Noticed these strange patterns in the sky while adjusting sharp masking with "alt" key in Lightroom. In normal mode picture seems alright (and exported variant looks normal too), but I can't be sure ...
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Lightroom Library Metadata filter does not show result count

I have Lightroom installed on 2 devices. When I use the Metadata library filter (e.g. on keywords etc) it would should me the number of results on one device (see lower image) but not on the other (...