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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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It sounds like she's saving uncompressed TIFs. Ps will give you various options such as LZW or ZIP compression when you save. Since TIFF is lossless you can safely choose any of them. JPEG is not a good alternative as it is lossy; you will lose image quality.


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Yes, this can be done. If you ignore the 'Devices' part of the Lightroom import dialog and instead look at the 'Files' part, ensuring you have 'Include subfolders' checked, you can cmd+click (Mac) or ctrl+click (Win) to select more than one source to import from. There is a video showing how this is achieved at this page on Petapixel. This works in ...


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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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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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There is a bug in Lightroom 4 that can cause you to lose your point tone curve settings in existing images, as detailed here. This is a serious bug, if you use point curves. There are other relatively minor issues detailed at that link as well. The behavior of Pick/Reject flags changes in Lightroom 4. Now when you flag an image, the flag is global, instead ...


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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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Use the \ key. You should be able to figure this out by going to the View menu, Before/After and next to the menu items you'll see the shortcuts there. More shortcuts here: Adobe Lightroom 3 shortcuts


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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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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).


5

I don't know where you're getting your information about Adobe Illustrator, but you've been misled. Photoshop costs about the same as Illustrator at the moment on Amazon.com, so I don't see how Illustrator is the "budget" choice. Maybe you're comparing with Photoshop Extended, but there are no features in Extended relative to standard Photoshop that you ...


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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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The catalog is an *.lrcat file. If you delete it will be gone. The next time you start Lightroom tell you it cannot find the catalog and will create a new one. There is also usually a folder called Backups next to it which contains backups of your catalog. You will also find a folder called *.previews.lrdata which is a cache which you can delete anytime, ...


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The feature you're looking for is the Adjustment Brush. With that, you would select: the amount of exposure, plus or minus the size of the brush, in pixels the feather, which controls the hardness of the edge, the flow, which controls the rate at which the adjustment is applied the density, which controls the strength of the adjustment (transparency) ...


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History of image changes, including presets applied, should be in the history panel.


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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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Ok, I just solved it. Go to the Settings Menu, select Process, and if it is Process 2003 you convert to Process 2010. You can read about Process 2010 here


3

Saving TIFF files doesn't make sense to me. The original RAW is more space-efficient, and of course contains all the inforation to be had. I save the original RAW file and one or more post-processed JPG results. If I want to go back and make a version that's a little darker, more snappy contrast, more detail in the clouds, or whatever, I do that by going ...


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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 ...


2

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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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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Ctrl-Shift+R resets all settings. Cmd-Shift+R on a Mac. Full list here: Adobe Lightroom 3 shortcuts


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To my 'humble' experience, in LR3 as well as in LR4, the healing/spot brush slows down, and even stuck, when this is applied after sharpening is done. Now, sharpening is the last action I do in LR and things are slowing down far less. Emptying the cashes and restarting the computer several times while working can help, but LR will always be devouring RAM...


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For me, this issue is a real bugbear. I actually see it as a defect of the software and it is one of the more compelling reasons to upgrade to Lightroom 4, where flag status is global, rather than local to a Collection.


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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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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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