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First, this is a really nice photo! Well done. If the folks at Shutterstock don't like this one, print it and hang it on your wall. I think my photos look sharp but is there anything that I might be doing wrong? Here are some of the things I can see, and I'm not nearly as eagle-eyed as a photo editor would be: chromatic abberation: CA is most prominent ...


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Caleb has done a nice analysis in his answer of a number of issues, but the biggest thing to me is that your image has been murdered by JPEG compression in some areas. Looking at this 1:1 crop from the left-hand side: You can see that it's not sharp at all. There could be a number of reasons for this: Your original image wasn't sharp in that area. You ...


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Adobe Creative Cloud requires an Internet connection to install the apps and to periodically verify the licensing, but not constantly. You can use the applications offline for a period of time. https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud.html#top-questions Do I need to be online to access my desktop apps? No, the desktop applications in Creative Cloud,...


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Applying the same modification to many images is pretty much the core functionality of LR. Select and modify one image to your liking, including lens profile correction. Add all images to the selection that should get the same treatment. Hit the sync button at the bottom of the basic panel and make sure that the lens profile correction is selected to be ...


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To me, it looks like you have compression artifacts in your image (by zooming in on edges, it seems like there is some ringing). Lower the compression rate to remedy the problem or use a raw image format. Otherwise, I agree with Caleb that this is a really nice photo! I would love to have a framed version of this hanging in my living room.


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I don't think it's a sharpening issue so much as an image quality issue (and possibly image compression). There is a large amount of lateral chromatic aberration in the skyline. If you're shooting RAW, Lightroom can help you fix most of this. In Lightroom 5+, you can find a check-box in the develop module under Lens Corrections → Color. For any stock ...


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Since you've updated that you shot this with a 6D on a tripod, I can definitely say that I see what looks like a lot of ISO noise that was desperately covered up with way too much noise reduction. Really a lot - on both counts. I had actually originally thought this might have come from a compact camera the quality was so poor - it feels like the kind of ...


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I am sure there is no official documentation - Adobe does not really want us poking around in there. Having said that there are a few blog posts with information around the contents of the catalogue and even a few that deal with that table. Here are a few links... This does not specifically address your question but may shed light on how it is joined to ...


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Allright, so here's the good workaround. There's no way to find b&w photos, but you can make a "smart collection". And there is choice for colorspace. I had to choose "grayscale" for tiff files and "Linear Raw" for dng files. See settings of my fiter: And voila! all and only b&w files you see!


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When I am trying to absolutely maximize the sharpness, the premise that I start from is that I am not trying so much to increase the sharpness, but to minimize everything that reduces the sharpness. Beyond the basics of lens & body, shooting raw, cleaning lenses, filters, sensors, optimizing F-stop / ISO, etc. : Tripod: beyond using a tripod, the ...


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Firstly check that in the AMD panel you can configure which graphic card is used when Lightroom is started. Perhaps disable one of the graphic cards before starting Lightroom. Moreover, a good solution is to completely uninstall the drivers, clean them, then reboot and install the drivers again. This is just to be sure you have a "clean install" of the ...


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You might be able to exploit the fact that a LR catalog is actually a SQLite database. I've written ruby scripts in the past to generate statistics on my photos. The sort of data you're after probably isn't much more difficult to produce. Mac OS ships with the sqlite command line tools. If command line interfaces aren't your thing, there are several ...


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You can't have a Lightroom 6 trial version, only a Lightroom CC trial version. From Adobe itself (https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/lightroom-trial-ccm.html), you have to install the Creative Cloud desktop app when you are logged in with a free Membership account. Then, you should be able to download it. You can download the Creative Cloud desktop app ...


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Lightroom is strongest in VIRTUAL organization. You have numerous choices, among them (and not mutually exclusive): You can physically (on disk) organize in any way convenient; I personally prefer by date shot Photos can be given keywords, such as "Soccer" or "Picnic". Those could actually be a specific event "Family Reunion 2016" but generally these are ...


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I have just had the exact same problem. My graphics driver for my Radeon HD 5800 Series gfx card got updated, noticed that the Acceleration option in Lightroom was activated, but didn't have a chance to check it out until today, and it keeps crashing. Long story short, though I haven't found an official support answer yet, a LOT of of my searching points at ...


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You can also NOT tick the auto write changes to XMP for performance and integrity reasons BUT set up a Smart Collection of Metdata Status IsNot Up to date. Then periodically select that Smart Collection then Select All and then Cmd/Ctrl - S. I should have mentioned that after some edits, I back up LR and images, then do a mass update of meta-data via Cmd/...


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Lightroom can certainly do that - look at Catalog settings -> Metadata -> Editing -> Automatically write changes to XMP.


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One way is to set up "auto import", and then export photos into the auto-import folder. After exporting the picture, Lightroom will see a new jpg and import it, and then you can delete the original. To set this up, first create a folder in a convenient location for your jpg images. Don't put anything in it yet, because the folder has to be empty when you ...


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Lightroom doesn't per default write to the image files, it only stores the info in it's database. If you want to have that info available externally, you can say "write metadata" in the context menu, or activate an option in the preferences "write changes automatically to XMP" (or similar). "XMP" in this case stands for the XMP space in JPEGs or XMP sidecar ...


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If you mean online gallery, certainly not Adobe's Revel. IIRC it doesn't even SHOW exif keywords. Flickr does a decent job with keywords. It shows them, and clicking one as a button takes you to not only all your photos with that keyword, but everyone else's, in two separate groups (perhaps there's a way to limit the filter to only your own photos).


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Not ideal, but reverting back to the AMD Catalyst 14.4 drivers will fix this issue: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/lightroom-amd-graphics-cards.html It fixed mine.


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This has long been a problem in LR, and unfortunately it looks like Adobe has no interest in fixing it, as it has persisted from LR4 thru to LR CC. You may find one of the tips listed in this long thread helpful: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/725985


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If you're shooting RAW+JPG in camera, by default Lr will only import the RAW files (as the JPG is embedded inside the RAW file). You can, however tell Lr in the Options to import both the JPG files and the RAW files and treat them as separate images. For those images where you no longer want the RAW files you could just delete them.


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Hence what is the best way to organise catalogs and the relative photos in order to easily being able to work on them when needed? For the Lightroom catalog, set a backup to a Network Storage location every time you close the program. Setup a backup of the images happens during the import of images to the same backup location which the catalog backup is ...


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I have experimented extensively with Lightroom and performance, but have no knowledge of its internal workings (and you would need Adobe to comment there). It APPEARS that Lightroom has some sections of code that cannot execute in parallel. Over the years it has improved, but is not there yet. I have recently built a new system for photography which is all ...


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I did a fairly in depth analysis of the black and white conversion tool in Photoshop back when they released it in CS3. Its only six color bands, but it might give you some insight into how their suite thinks about color. What I determined is that while the sliders are located at 𝛕/6 increments around the polar grid, each one has an influence of 𝛕/3. The ...


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Rule #1 - as soon as an SD card starts to play up, bin it. You could try PhotoRec to recover the damaged files, but discard the SD card afterwards. I used to get through literally thousands of SD cards a year for work. As soon as they start to misbehave, discard them. they are not worth fighting once they start to fail. Sure, you can reformat round the ...


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I am a starting photographer and I always have an issue with sharp images. If you always have an image with sharpness then you have a problem that you need to address. Until you do you are wasting your time trying to sell images, IMO. This could be technique, not just equipment. Certainly that image, while a nice composition, is a disaster for detail as ...


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You are confusing a type of data with a storage location. Metadata is "data about data." The picture information is your data, the caption is metadata. Metadata such as captions can be saved in one of three locations- part of the photo file itself, in a secondary, linked (sidecar) file, or in either a system-level or application-level database. Which one(s)...


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