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I have actually tested this by separating some of my photos (around 1200) in to another catalogue as I was worried about putting all my eggs in one basked (incase of a failure). I found that there was very little performance increase by doing this, at least, that I could see or measure. My catalogue was ~3100 images in size prior to this. One option I can ...


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You can actually have them come out with proceeding zeros in Lightroom. When you go to export, find the File Naming category. From there, make sure "Rename to" is checked and hit the drop down box. Select the last option "Edit...". A box should come up allowing you to enter a formula for how files are named. For numeric sequences it should look something ...


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Lightroom 4.4 will not support Canon EOS 70D raw files, no. You would need the latest Lightroom 5.2 for that - as you say. However you do have the option to use the latest version (8.2) of Adobe's free DNG converter, which does support the 70D files, and will convert them to DNG "Digital Negative" files - which retain all the information of the raw files, ...


7

Well, if you have good scripting skills, EXIFTool can be made to do this across folders. However, there is a donation-ware plug-in for Lightroom called LensTagger that may do the trick for you.


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In the Library module, try Library -> Find All Missing Photos. I have LR 5, so I know it's in there. I don't know about LR 4.


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In LR5 Smart Collections support searching by Size! As you can see from this screenshot you can now search by a variety of image dimensions


5

If you shoot RAW, the in-camera lens correction is not directly applied to the RAW data, it is appended to the tagged data. The lens correction is applied to the in-camera preview JPEG thumbnail viewed on the camera's screen. If your selected camera output is JPEG then the in-camera lens correction is applied at the time the file is processed in camera. As ...


5

No, you cannot. The Nik Lightroom plugins will require you export your files to TIFF. Really anything you leave Lightroom to do in Photoshop will require moving out of RAW and into a TIFF. You will then end up with two files: a raw file with all the non-destructive edits done before you used the Nik plugin, and a TIFF containing the the cumulative edits ...


5

The web site appears to be the problem here. As far as I can tell, the web site, when you mouse over the "larger" (non-thumbnail) version of the image, it shows a pannable full-size image. The problem is that the full size image is NOT full size, it is the same "larger" version upscaled in the browser (or maybe via some processing at the server). It looks as ...


5

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 ...


5

Try holding down the spacebar while the tool is selected


4

The export dialog is very powerful and she can enter your request exactly as stated. You can specify a width and height or just one of the two and Lightroom will do the right thing. For a landscape orientation image, you can simply set the Long Edge to 720 pixels and export. As shown here: Either make her repeat for 360 and 60 pixels are you scale the 720 ...


4

After cropping the first photo to the ratio of your choice and switching to the next photo - type Shift-A to get into the crop tool with the same aspect ratio as last used.


4

Tim Grey, whom I would consider a reliable source, once stated in his newsletter: Adobe indicates there is no practical limit to catalog size from a performance perspective, and I can tell you from experience that even with 283,669 in a catalog, performance remains good. This was a little more than one year ago and he referred to recent versions of ...


4

Configure a photo with the adjustments you want and then go to Develop, Set Default Settings. You can actually specify per camera or even per ISO settings if you want by altering the settings under Edit, Preferences, Presets.


4

Instead of creating a Comma Separated file LR/Transporter will output a Tab Delimited file which will preserve your commas and make importing the data much cleaner. If you really need a CSV file you can easily make or use a tool to do the conversion from Tabs to Commas that can preserve the commas. Here is a good post about the trouble with the CSV format ...


4

Assuming Windows OS, if you are comfortable editing your registry: open registry (using regedit command) navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths look for a key called "Photoshop.exe" if it is there, it will probably contain a path to CS5. Edit the entry and paste in the path to your CS6 executable if it is not ...


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Photos taken with digital cameras will, for the most part, show some amount of noise when inspecting them at 100%. The tripod and lenses won't affect the noise because the noise comes from the sensor, something that remains constant regardless of which lens or tripod you shoot with. Generally, you can lower the apparent noise by reducing the ISO but proper ...


4

Basically I don't think you can do what you are trying to do. There are some decent workarounds that you can read about here on a thread about similar functionality in Photoshop(https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1323412). Lightroom 4.3 added OSX Retina support, then in the 5 Beta Preview they added HiDPI Windows support. This includes automatic scaling of ...


3

On Mac OS X you can use Exif Editor (http://www.exifeditorapp.com/) from Martin Novak to edit lens data. It's just an interface to exiftool, but it's well designed and lets you define some templates and work on batches fo shots, so you can change or add exif metadata in bulk. I use it often to add lens metadata to shots taken with manual ("vintage") ...


3

I tried this experiment, and found that performance was effectively unchanged with two catalogs, where one was about 1/10 the size of the other. What really made me give the experiment up, though, was all the hidden costs to doing this: If you want to share keyword hierarchies between the libraries, now you have to spend time exporting and importing ...


3

Solution 1 Use a top-level folder! Here is a solution. Have an additional root folder //SERVER/Photos/Photos/ and then run find missing photos on that. If you don't want to do it permanently, you can move the photos from //SERVER/Photos/ to //SERVER/Photos/Photos/. Then run the command, then move them back. Solution 2 Make sure that the server does not ...


3

Manual Placement If you have entered the Metadata, then you can use the Library Filter for Metadata > Location to select all photos with that data. Then, making sure they are selected, click on the 'Map' tab. Zoom into Paris (or just search), and Ctrl-click (Windows) or Command-click (Mac OS) the map location OR right-click or Control-click (Mac OS) the ...


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Apply the preset to an image Modify the setting you would like changed in the preset Click the "+" sign under the presets window to create a new preset, or right click an existing preset and click "Update with current settings" If it is adding vignetting I would look at the Lens Corrections Develop module, as well as the Effects Develop module.


3

Noise is affected by viewing size and distance. When you view an image at 1:1 you will see each individual pixel of the image as it has been demoasaiced from the RAW file as a single pixel on your screen. When you view at more normal sizes, each pixel on your screen is an average of several pixels from the full-sized image. In the case of your D7000, if the ...


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When you shoot RAW, your camera does not do as much processing on the photos in-camera as it normally does when shooting JPEG. One of the things that it does not typically do is reducing the noise. See this excellent guide to what RAW file really is: http://www.bythom.com/qadraw.htm My solution to this problem was to create a custom develop preset, and a ...


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How do I change camera settings inside Lightroom using tethered capture? It is not possible with the current versions of Adobe Lightroom(3-5). Tethered Capture is simply a way to immediately preview, import, and download images while shooting. You still must use the camera(or additional software) to manipulate settings such as aperture, shutter speed, or ...


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What depends here is the type of file you are working with. If you simply make the change you suggested in LightRoom then click Ctrl+S or Metadata> Save Metadata to File you will be presented with the following prompt: So from this message it is pretty easy to tell that RAW files will be saved to sidecar XMP files, and the other formats will be written ...


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Press the X key when in the crop tool - this alternates between landscape and portrait orientation. If you want to discard the cropped part of an image then you would need to either export it once cropped and re-import the cropped version, or use a destructive crop like the one in Photoshop which doesn't retain the entire image after you crop.


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