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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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Equivalent of Lightroom's "Match total exposure" in Capture One

Suppose I have three photos, with the same aperture and ISO. One is shot at 1/60 and the others are shot at 1/120. In Lightroom, I could select all three images, click "Match Total Exposures,&...
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How does one create a glowy/halation effect in post?

Newbie at post processing here. I stumbled across this photographer who has these really soft glowy auras around his light sources (see below). I believe he shoots digital and does all this in post (...
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Automation of export from lightroom to a presentation format (e.g. Powerpoint)

I have a few hundred commercial photoshoots in Lightroom Classic organized in a folder structure that follows this format: [Photoshoot name] => [Product name] => Photo files, some are processed ...
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Create a collection in Adobe Lightroom Classic given the file names (including path)

How can I create a collection (or simply filter) in Adobe Lightroom Classic given a list of file names (including directory/path). I tried to use the text filter but this only works for file names ...
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Separating videos from photos in Lightroom

I've got about 700 videos in lightroom, and I want them to be separate so I can work on them with a totally separate workflow. I was thinking about removing all the videos from my photo folders and ...
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How to extract thumbnail photos from Lightroom 2 catalog

My Lightroom collection has previews and catalog on local hardrive and originals on external hardrive. I've lost external hardrive, what is the easiest way to extract preview images from local catalog?...
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How to make a two stage Lightroom Catalog?

I'm a person who takes too many photos. Thus, the volume of photos is so high that I have no chance of storing them all in one place (8 TBs and counting). Thus, what I want is to save the initial ...
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Can't get rid of hyperlapse flickering on post-processing after using Lightroom and LRTimelapse

I have a Sony A7C with the basic Sony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 lens, and I went to one of the 3 best places in the world to see the night sky. I tried to shoot a night sky hyperlapse using the interval ...
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guided transform causes lightroom to expand the image beyond the frame

I often photograph my wife's quilts on the floor in our bedroom and use guided transform in Lightroom to correct the distortion. Sometimes when I do it makes the quilt nicely rectangular but makes ...
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Why does Lightroom CC Library Module adds grain and/or texture to certain of my images that is not present in the Develop Module?

I've seen a few posts about the lightroom Library Module having a change in colors from the Develop Module because of the different color space they use but in my case it's more a question of Noise ...
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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 do I restore a previous catalog after upgrading Lightroom Classic to v13.2?'

Immediately after upgrading Lightroom Classic to v13.2 I accidentally undid all the Flags in all the photos. I want to restore the catalogs from v12 but when I did the update to v13.2 I got a message ...
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Can Adobe Lightroom reproduce vibrant Canon colors?

I understand that Canon cameras typically create very vibrant colors. I can observe these vibrant colors in the JPEG pictures my EOS RP and R6 creates. I can also observe these vibrant colors when I ...
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Lightroom Classic v12.1 error: A change in Develope remove all Fujifilm metadata

Lightroom Classic v12.1 error: Any change in Develope removed all Fujifilm metadata (Exif tags) when saved. When comparing a jpg file from my X-H2s camera by ExifTool, the following where missing ...
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Lightroom Classic synchronize folder fails to import metadata

I have Lightroom Classic 12.4 on my laptop and desktop, and store all my photos on my Synology NAS. I edit my photos locally on my laptop using Lightroom Classic, then (when I'm home) I use Lightroom ...
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How to enter multiline caption in Lightroom metadata preset?

I want to insert a predefined image description (called "Description" in Adobe Bridge CS5 and "caption" in Adobe Lightroom). I defined a metadata preset with the relevant tags and ...
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Before/After shortcut in Library|Loupe view

In Lightroom, the \ shortcut works for before/after in the Develop module - is it possible to do before/after in Library|Loupe view? In that view, the same shortcut ...
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Exporting from LR is suddenly saving much smaller files

Last week when exporting from LR with quality set at 100 and pixels per inch at 300 a file would export around 25-28 MB, today when exporting I noticed the file sizes are much smaller with the exact ...
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How do I add multiple tags or keywords in Lightroom using a preset?

I want to add a set of keywords for certain types of photos - typically for a certain flower I want to add as keywords its scientific name, its vernacular name, and the tagד "flower" and &...
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Why does opening photos in Windows preview result in a yellowish tint?

I have a weird case wich I expect someone can solve. I have edited some photos in Lightroom and exported them to Flickr. When I download them in another computer and open them in the Windows Preview (...
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Want to have 'all photos' with edits (develop settings) on new phone without sync option

I have lightroom mobile 6.2.1 version (unlocked) on old phone with over 162 images under 'All photos'. Sync option is disabled for obvious reasons.  I need to transfer this data to new phone with ...
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Brightness in viewing photos in Lightroom

When I edit (develop) a photo in Lightroom, the displayed image in Lightroom is brighter than the "real" photo. I deduce it in two ways: Inspecting the histogram, I see it is centered on ...
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Adding same description to many files in Lightroom

How do I add the same caption/description to multiple files using Lightroom? I tried to select all the photos and edit the caption in the Metadata panel but it only applies the changes on a single ...
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Lightroom having problems importing old PSD files

I recently installed the newest Adobe Lightroom Classic. I tried to import an old PSD file created by Photoshop CS5. Lightroom does not succeed in importing it. How to solve this?
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Is there still a place for skin smoothing programs like portraiture 4.0 with AI

If you have a photography subscription in Adobe with access to the latest Lightroom and Photoshop, is Portraiture still a good investment or can you see the same results with similar efforts in ...
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making a picture profile for Lightroom

I want to make a picture profile to apply a solid color adjustment layer to a base edit. I have a look I want to make for lightroom profile. I am in camera raw and made the basic adjustments. not ...
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Where are Adobe Lightroom (not Classic) edits stored?

I want to ensure my Lightroom edits are backed up. From what I understand, in Lightroom "Classic," a "catalog" was used to store edits. This notion seems to have been deprecated at ...
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For what case is "Image sizing" in Lightroom relevant? [duplicate]

Prerequisite: A digital picture is in my opinion only a sequence of pixels. e.g. in the .png format (simply explained) for each pixel, the color value and its position is stored. So how big a digital ...
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Export photos from Lightroom to leverage HDR display on modern iPhones

If I take a photo with my iPhone 13 Pro Max camera and view it on the phone screen, bright lights and colors appear very strong and vivid like an HDR movie on an HDR TV. This is controlled by a ...
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Why is softproofing before print necessary - can't an optimal adaptation be computed automatically (at least a proposal)?

I am struggling with the need of softproofing before printing photos. I usually use Adobe Lightroom for editing images and also for printing. I use color profiles - all good. What I do simply not ...
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How to create Lightroom's texture tool in other software?

I am new to "advanced" photo editing and I figured Lightroom's Texture tool is amazing at smoothening skin without losing the detail in "detail-rich" areas like eyes, clothes, etc. ...
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How to view side-car JPGs on lightroom? How to easily manage RAW+JPEG image reviews?

I've been shooting RAW+JPEG and I'm importing them together into Lightroom (i.e. the JPEG becomes a side-car of the RAW file). trouble is, I can't seem to find a way to review the out-of-camera JPEG (...
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What is the difference between white balance and calibration in Lightroom?

As most of us know, we can manipulate color in Lightroom different ways. As I understand it correctly, white balance will affect changes in the HSL panel. So when the raw photo has i.e. a blue lake, ...
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'Recommended' presets not showing on Lightroom Classic (Desktop)

I have installed Lightroom on my Android phone and once I have uploaded a photo, it gives me the option of 'Recommended' presets which I believe uses AI to determine the best filters for that photo. ...
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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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Lightroom Adding some blue ovaerlay to my image, not sure what it is [duplicate]

Lightroom Adding some blue ovaerlay to my image, not sure what it is, even in X/Y, I can see in both side, so it is not from my edits. Also when I go back to Library that blue color in foreground is ...
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How do I automatically relocate 10k Lightroom photos that only exist in "ghost folders?"

I have a large Lightroom catalog containing ~20k culled and edited photos. Each set of related photos (usually around 50-200 photos) exists in a parent folder, which I'll call the "event folder.&...
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What is Lightroom order of color operation?

Lightroom has several panels to adjust color in your image, what's great, but I am really interested in what Lightroom does behind it. I am curious if Lightroom has a certain order / priority for ...
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Tool for finding original RAW files to already organized jpeg files

Problem description Hi photography community, as a hobby photographer I organize quite a lot of photos for my family and friends. I have a lightroom library of around 90k photos that accumulated over ...
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How to migrate Lightroom metadata presets to another computer?

I am moving to a new computer and created some metadata presets, see here: I want to move those presets (not the data stored in photos!) to the new computer. How do I do that? All online info I could ...
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Lightroom imports this years fotos into latest last years folder

My lightroom istallation puts all photos of 2023 into the last folder of 2022. I used to move them manually, but it bothers me. Does anyone have an idea why this happens? In case my camera model ...
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Best way to process RAW photos of acrylic paintings for print publication

Is any processing necessary on my RAW photos to prepare them for print (not Kindle) publication through KDP? Besides any processing, the KDP requirements seem to be at least 300 DPI, highest ...
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Adding the Apple ProRaW profile to Lightroom

I have Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC 8.2.1 with Camera Raw 11.2.1. How do I add the Apple ProRaW profile to it?
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Lightroom blacks display as blue in develop mode

In Lightroom in "Develop" mode, blacks have started displaying as blue pixels. They weren't like this before. In "Library" mode they display correctly. Edit: whites also display ...
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Lightroom LUT profiles based correct (best quality) workflow?

LUTs are a great tool as a base for colour grading, and I often use them. But since I also got into movie editing a bit, one thing worries me in the Lightroom imposed order of operations. (Fixed order ...
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How to get Lightroom to render JPEG photos the same as on the 60D LCD?

I really like the way my photos appear on my Canon 60D LCD screen. However, when I import them into my computer using EOS Utility 2 and then into Lightroom 3, they are not the same. For example, the ...
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RAW photos appear faded and overexposed in Lightroom Classic

In Lightroom Classic CC 12.2.1 (LR), I've noticed that my images look overexposed and faded compared to viewing them in FastRAWViewer (FRV). Below is an example from FRV: And here is the same RAW ...
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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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How can I create a smart collection that checks for only *one* given keyword in Lightroom?

I think I know my Lightroom pretty well, but I couldn't find a way to create a smart collection that returns photos containing only one given keyword. Just one. Say, all photos containing only the '...
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Why does a lens profile on Lightroom produce such noise artifacts?

I've recently switched to a new system (Canon R5 + Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L) and I'm experiencing some unexpected noise artifacts when I apply lens profile corrections in Lightroom Classic CC (v12.2). ...

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