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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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Advantages of Lightroom Mobile on iPhone 11 Pro over Camera app

I usually shoot using my Canon DSLR in RAW and edit in Lightroom. Last week I got an iPhone 11 Pro and have been very impressed with the shots that came out of the iOS Camera app. From what I ...
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Sorting Burst mode / continuous shooting photos in to folders

Maybe this question was ask before, but now is 2020 and maybe there is something new on the internet :)) I take burst mode photos with my camera. But they are so hard to sort, because of the amount ...
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How to edit sunsets & sunrises to achieve a soft, peachy-pink color over the usual orange?

Can you please help me figure out how to achieve the soft, peachy-pink coloring on the sand and light in the images below? Usually, my sunsets/sunrises are much more orange and when I try to edit, I ...
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I dropped and killed my hard drive - reimporting to master drive thru Lightroom

I had just spent quite some time copying images from external drives that weren't in my lightroom catalog through Lightroom CC Classic. The electric wire to my WD 14TB hard drive is not long enough ...
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Should I do retouching on Photoshop before color grading on Lightroom or vice versa?

Is there a difference if I do skin retouching for portrait or fashion photography for an image in Photoshop first and then do the color correction and color grading in Lightroom? Should I do that ...
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Why does Lightroom not have a cyan-red slider for color correction?

They have color correction sliders for yellow-blue and green-magenta but not for red-cyan, unlike in Photoshop. It is really annoying to go into Photoshop when I need to make those simple adjustments -...
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Problems with “Creation Date” Metadata in Lightroom not reflecting in Finder

I have spent the winter break scanning photos as .tif files. Then, in Lighroom, I have corrected the capture time to the appropriate date. This looks about right, with the photo taken on the 1st of ...
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Can Lightroom/Photoshop work well together when using Smart Filters?

I have the latest Lightroom and Photoshop CC. In Lightroom, I select a picture and then click Edit in Photoshop. The picture is a JPG and a new JPG is created, with the same name and the "-Edit" ...
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In Lightroom CC, Can I export using same quality as original jpeg

In Lightroom CC, I'm working with *.jpg files imported from a cell phone (Samsung Gallaxy S9), not RAW files. I've made changes inside Lightroom and go to export my images. (Q) What quality ...
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how to apply the same colour correction settings as showin in embedded preview [duplicate]

I've recently took my first underwater photos with Olympus TG6 and imported those into Lightroom Classic CC v9.1. All photos were shot in a RAW mode. Every imported photo has an embedded preview, ...
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Capturing aerial night photos during plane takeoff

asking for CCs please. Raw picture and edited one using Lightroom. Fujifilm XT-100, 15-45 mm, 15mm, f/3.5, 1/125, 6400. Took it while takeoff. I only got 1/125 shutter speed to capture as much trade-...
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Both my camera (Canon 6D mkII) and my raw processing app (Lightroom) can do “Lens aberration correction”. Which should I use?

I mostly take pictures in RAW with a Canon 6D Mk II before processing them into Adobe Lightroom. I've historically always used Adobe's "Lens Correction" feature to automatically detect the lens/camera ...
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How to edit colours in an area with Lightroom's Color Mixer?

I have a picture where I'd like to emphasize the blue sky without messing up the colour of the clouds. To do this I thought I'd use the Color Mixer in Lightroom, which gives me the effect I want. ...
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How can I crop in batch in Photoshop or Lightroom and remove edges? [duplicate]

I have several images I want to crop in batch. They are scans and have "jagged edges". Basically I just want a 95% crop in both directions with the crop frame perfectly centered. So if the image is ...
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In Lightroom CC, Why aren't my changes saved in the underlying file?

I've just started using Lightroom and I'm noticing that after I get done rotating an image and croping, that the underlying file hasn't been updated. I want to move the file outside of lightroom all ...
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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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