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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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How to batch move/arrange photo files in a Lightroom catalog?

I received a big Lightroom photo catalog with many misplaced pictures; for example half of the pictures are arranged in a 'yyyy\yyyy_MM\yyyy-MM-dd' folder structure while others are just in in 'yyyy\...
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Is there a way to do automatic batch surveys in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC?

After I do the first culling, where I remove unusable pictures (unrecoverable bad exposure, lack of focus, etc) I like to use survey mode to choose the best pictures and avoid pictures that are too ...
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Re-use the face recognition library in lightroom on another PC?

I have a rather large database of faces/names, created in Lightroom using the automatic face recognition. Is there a way to export some of those faces, to be reused in another installation of ...
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How to speed up Lightroom face detection?

I am using Lightroom (Windows) to tag all of my pictures using face detection, however I have 80,000 pictures and it is going very very slowly. Looking at task manager it appears to process an image ...
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Llightroom strange lens default correction profile with Canon 17-40 f/4L

When using Lightroom Classic I have discovered that the default lens correction profile used for a Canon 17-44 f/4L lens looks a bit strange compared to other lenses in my collection. By default the ...
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Why do most Lightroom presets seem to look better if I do some basic color and light correction and then apply the preset on the exported TIFF?

I've noticed that most (if not all) presets seem to look better if I first correct the exposure on the CR2 file (I work with Canon). If I first adjust shadows, whites contrast and etc, and them when ...
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How to get this vintage washed-out look?

I’m a beginner to LR, I’ve got a preset (applied on the right) and I’m trying to replicate the vintagy effect. I was wondering what setting this is? I don’t even know what that’s called so advice on ...
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Lightroom: Is there a way to zoom in and crop all images?

Can I achieve this only using Lightroom?: I have several hundred images I want to zoom into and crop. I want to just crop into the centre area of each photo, for all images. (I may also need to move ...
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Lightroom - Importing a photo into Develop mode

Is there a way to import a photo into another photo's develop history? After retouching a photo in Lr, I went on to make some final changes in Ps. However, after editing in Ps, I would like to still ...
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Compression-Like artifacts in Lightroom-Edited Canon RAW Image

Recently I generated a night-sky panorama image. I imported several .cr2 images into Lightroom, exported them as .tif without any adjustments and stitched them together in PTGui. The resulting image ...
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Snapseed vs Lightroom PC output quality

All of them has some pluses and minuses. My concern is, if I process the photo in Snapseed in to the final form with tools which Snapseed offer. Will the output quality be great as same as Lightroom ...
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No sharpening in post process! How you can achieve that?

Some professionals do not sharpen their raw photos when they postprocess them and the result is still great! How is that possible? Quality of lenses? Different workaround? Thank you!
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Changing JPEG to RAW to use on Lightroom?

Am I able to covert JPEG into RAW so I can treat the images on Lightroom? Reason why is that for years I am travelling and taking tons of pics but my Nikon was programmed only to save in JPEG format.. ...
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Why am I seeing banding with Photoshop but not Lightroom?

Until the most recent update it used to be the case, at least for me, that I would occasionally see banding in Lightroom's Library module, but not in Photoshop. With the most recent update, I now see ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Strange behavior editing photos in photoshop and back in lightroom

When I want to edit in Photoshop a photo I search it in my Lightroom Library and then I make right click -> Edit in -> Photoshop I edit the photo in Photoshop and then I save it with Command+S. The ...
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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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Creating this shallow DoF, high contrast imagery

Hey guys, so the image above is an example of the type of shot I was hoping to replicate. I shoot with a 16mm 1.4 lens, so opening that all the way seems to give the desired depth of field and enough ...
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Why does Lightroom show the focal length of the Sony RX10 IV as 220mm, when it's marketed as 600mm?

I have a Sony RX 10 IV. I used maximum zoom, 600mm, but when editing in Lightroom in the details it gives the focal length of 220mm. Can anyone explain, please?
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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 (...
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Does an eGPU increase performance of Lightroom Classic on 2018 13" rMBP?

Using a the 2018 13" Retina MacBook Pro for Lightroom Classic. Would adding an external GPU increase performance of the Lightroom Classic application? And if so, which modules/parts get increased ...
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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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How to Content Aware Fill with Lightroom / Photoshop without converting from raw to tiff

I have a panorama that has some white space I can't really crop out. I tried merging in Photoshop and it had an option to content aware fill empty spots. This worked out almost perfectly. The issue is ...
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How clipping is shown in Lightroom?

I don't understand clipping in Lightroom. From my understanding, shadow clipping is displayed as a white triangle on the left of the histogram and as blue zones on the photo. Similarly, highlight ...
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Why do colors in Photoshop look different from Lightroom?

I know there's plenty of questions like this and I've tried all the provided solutions, but I think my issue is slightly deeper than that. I have noticed that when I do an external edit from ...
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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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Export from Lightroom cc15 without original files

Hi I’m new to this community and I was hoping someone could help me. I have Lightroom on an old computer I’d love to export some of the pictures but I have no idea where the originals are. I’m fine ...
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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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View at given print size

What is a good way of viewing an image at the same physical scale as a given print size? E.g. say I want to print an image at 40x60cm. How do I (most easily) display the image so that 1cm on my ...
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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 to set adjusted white balance as start position for lightroom presets

As example, after import i have image with temp=3400, then i have decreased temp to 3000, but when i'm trying apply some preset, preset increases not adjusted value(3000), but value(3400). So, ...
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Is there a way to mass export photos stored in Lightroom/Creative Cloud when quitting CC?

After unsuccessfully trying out several self-hosted asset management solutions, I'm tempted to outsource all my photo storage to Adobe Lightroom / Creative Cloud, which I have as part of an ongoing CC ...