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As a general rule, the stitching program should get the highest possible detail of the images, allowing it to make the best out of it. Therefore, I would not pre-process the images as it might degrade the information. However, if you have a large amount of input images, it might get difficult to work with the resulting large picture afterwards, due to your ...


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Here is a modified version of Tomy's Python script. Differences: multiple raw extensions allowed remove jpg only if the pairs are in the same folder (avoid accidental removal of a jpg named like a raw file in an other folder) case insensitive #!/usr/bin/env python # Script: remove_jpg_if_raw_exists.py # # Description: This script looks in all sub ...


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Since I prefer to do as much editing of things like brightness, WB, contrast, etc. as possible before converting from RAW, I tend to edit each before stitching. I save final sharpening adjustments until after the merge. The nice thing about using Canon's Digital Photo Professional, which I normally use for RAW conversion, is that you can copy/paste a "recipe"...


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Here's a Python script that moves JPG files when no corresponding RAW file exists. Useful on Mac OS X! import os import shutil raw_ext = '.CR2' jpg_ext = '.JPG' destination = '/Users/JohnSmith/Desktop/jpgs/' for filename in os.listdir('.'): (shortname, extension) = os.path.splitext(filename) if extension == raw_ext: if os.path.isfile(...


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I think I have a good workaround. Of course a plugin for this task would still be the best. I did this with Lightroom 5. Add the photos you want to convert to the (empty!) Quick Collection and select them all. You could also just select the photos without adding them to any collection. But then it's VERY important that you don't (accidently) unselect any of ...


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Yes the LR5 installer will migrate a LR3 catalog to LR5, automatically. Better yet, the installer will make a copy of your LR3 catalog, and only migrate the copy, so that your original LR3 catalog is left intact, in case there are problems. So have no fear, install LR5 (LR3 install will remain).


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All changes are saved in xml "sidecar" file. Raw file is never touched.* So you send him both files and then you can exchange only the small xml file that holds all changes. [*] Unless you use DNG format and you set "do not use sidecar file, modify DNG file instead" option.


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When you installed LR4, you would have upgraded your catalog for it. The naming of these are based on the versions, eg: Lightroom 4 Catalog.lrcat and so changes that are contained in that catalog will not be visible in the catalog for LR3. Now, the way you can make sure that losing edits doesn't happen in the future is to ensure the changes are written to ...


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You can export to a DNG file which is not a CR2 file, but is a digital negative (RAW file). It isn't the original Canon format, but should contain most of the same information, if not all of it (it also has an option to embed the original). I believe that the DNG will have the Lightroom alterations applied to it. You can export it using Export and ...


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No, Lightroom doesn't let you check for being in the Previous Import in the filters for a smart collection. If your goal for the smart collection is to show only images that you need to add keywords to then the most reliable workaround I know of is to setup your import process to automatically add a keyword to indicate that you haven't added your keywords ...


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When you export from Lightroom (via the dialog, rather than using a predefined preset), there is a section in the Export dialog called 'Metadata' which allows you to control the amount of detail contained within the metadata. If you set it to maximum (I use LR4 so can't tell you exactly what the options are in v3.6), then the white balance and tint will both ...


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The Lightroom Queen explains how to make Lightroom apply lossy or lossless DNG compression to raw files (including DNGs) that are in your photo library: Select the images. (This means LR can only do this one folder at a time.) Go to Library menu > Convert Photos to DNG... [not a memorable command name for this purpose] In the dialog, pick: Only convert RAW ...


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In addition to Lightroom's luminance and color noise reduction tools, you can sometimes achieve additional color noise reduction by manually desaturating the color that is specific to the noise in your image. For example: Some image sensors produce a magenta grain under certain conditions. If color noise reduction isn't effective at targeting this grain, you ...


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Here is another bash version using find (Linux). As with Ben Pingilley's answer, you can install Cygwin to get bash on Windows. #!/bin/bash read -p "please enter file suffix for raw format (e.g ORF, NEF, CR2): " suffix find . -type f -iname "*.${suffix}" | \ while read line do lowercase=$(echo "$line" | sed "s/${suffix}/jpg/gi") uppercase=$(echo "$line"...


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Here is a solution for bash (Linux or Mac OS X). On Windows, you can install Cygwin to get a copy of bash. keep=$(ls | grep -v ps | grep -A1 JPG | grep NEF) for i in $keep ; do mv $i $i.keep done ls | egrep -v '(JPG|keep)' | xargs rm -f change=$(ls | grep keep | sed 's/.keep//g') for i in $change ; do mv $i.keep $i done


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The problem here is that by unchecking the "Treat JPEG files next to raw files as separate photos" option is that LR copies both RAW+JPEG to the destination drive, but IMPORTS only the RAW into LR. The JPEG files are not part of the LR database, and therefore there is no way to access or manage them from LR. However, there is a better way to handle this, ...


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I like the bash script for OS X (by T.Toivonen), but I have noticed there are a few issues. It did not like my directory names, which contain spaces. That required a bit different handling of the find command. The original script only works for lowercase extensions. I have slightly improved that part of the script to account for extensions that are in ...


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After playing with stitching for a while now, I am with Michael on this one. I tried it both ways and got much better results by doing most of the adjustments inside Lightroom first (sync what needs to be synced) and then do the stitching. After stitching and refining the layers where CS5 did not quite get the transitions right, dodging and burning and such,...


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I believe most of what you're seeing here is some kind of dithering. It's a common step when writing out processed data where the input data range is much larger than is needed for the final output. It has a way of masking tiny errors that creep in through a processing chain. I don't think this is anything to worry about. Pretty much every music track ...


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This is a bug and it is still present in LR4. LR-Facebook publish thinks that it has been changed even if it hasn't or only in irrelevant ways for Facebook. Particularly, this happens to me if you re-authenticate into Facebook, or if you make a change to your FB-publish settings.


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I wrestled with this decision just last night myself! Having never done a panorama stitch, I decided the following:- In Lightroom, I simply ticked the boxes one one image in the set for Lens Correction and Chromatic Abberation correction ON. Copied the develop settings to all the other images in the set. Highlighted them all to send to Photoshop Elements ...


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You are experiencing a data communications issue at some point. When large files are transferred they are broken up into packets and then reassembled. When some of the data is corrupted then the packets don't get reassembled in the correct order, or some of the packets aren't the correct length and so the rendering program thinks bits that are supposed to be ...


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Here's my take on this issue. A lot of good ideas came from earlier scripts mentioned here. This is a bash script for OS X. It looks for files that exist with same base filename and dng+jpg extensions. If a jpg is found with an exactly same name as dng, then that filename is displayed (-e), file is moved (-m) or deleted (-d). It will go through subfolders, ...


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Here’s a bash script for Mac OS X. It may work on Linux with some changes. #!/bin/bash read -p "Delete JPEGs when DNG exists? Ctrl-C to cancel. [Enter] to continue: " for FILE in *.dng; do JPG_FILE=$(echo "$FILE" | sed "s/dng/jpg/g") rmtrash "${JPG_FILE}" 1>/dev/null done rmtrash is a utility that moves files to the Trash, instead of deleting them ...


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I wrote the following Python script. Compared with ttaveira's script, it does some extra work. Looks in sub-directories. Creates destination waste directory. Removes files that already exist in waste directory to avoid move errors. # Script: remove_jpg_if_raw_exists.py # # Description: This script looks in all sub directories for # pairs ...


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The Teekesselchen add-on works well too. Add-on's web site: http://www.bungenstock.de/teekesselchen/ Listing on Adobe: https://creative.adobe.com/addons/products/2652


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I find a good way to go about this is always check the current version of PS or LR on the adobe site and see what the OS / Hardware recommendations are set to. once you have this information saved, take it to a computer store that manually builds computers or check one of the department stores for something with double the recommendations if you can afford ...


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