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in Lightroom, how to search only B&W photos?

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 ...
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Saving metadata in images vs. in an external database

If at least some cataloging information is written to the image, then you can reconnect a file to your database. In principle this can be a single unique ID. This saves you from: You moved or ...
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How to prevent deleted photos from appearing again when importing from camera?

I think you have three options here, given your desired workflow: A. Before importing, delete the images you don't want to keep from the card, either in-camera or via a photo viewer on your computer. ...
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Is Lightroom 6 the tool for me?

Yes, it is. Lightroom can do all the things you asked for (and more). The process should be non-destructive and the images unchanged unless I explicitly allow this (see points below). Lightroom ...
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Creating a master photo archive - importing photos and detecting duplicates

Hashes are actually the key to doing this and getting it right. If you're up to getting your hands a little dirty, this would be an easy effort as a shell script: Generate a list of hashes of every ...
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How to view a thumbnail for each lightroom folder in a catalog?

From what you describe I do not believe Lightroom has an exact equivalent. Find Photos in Lightroom I understand why someone might ask the question that you have and desire that view. It is the ...
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How to prevent deleted photos from appearing again when importing from camera?

Noticed the same issue, here's what I do: At the lightroom import screen, sort by date then click uncheck all. Now scroll to the first image in the current import and click on the image. Scroll to the ...
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What's the easiest way to get photos from multiple people per day?

Dropbox or Google Drive is probably the easiest. I'd go with Dropbox personally. I've seen it used by dozens of photographers for this sort of thing. You give everyone access to a specific folder and ...
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How to organize photos efficiently (in terms of 'naming', 'tagging' and FOSS)?

There is an element of XY problem in the question. What you probably want is not organizing photos efficiently, but finding photos efficiently. Framed that way, deduplication has approximately zero ...
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How can I identify duplicate image files?

digikam (linux, windows and mac) has a sidebar titled versions The Versions tab shows the history and the saved versions of a photograph. With the three buttons in the top right corner you can ...
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Will lightroom sync offline library changes when external drive reconnects?

First, understand that Lightroom does not store images in its catalog, but instead simply records a location pointer. So organizing within Lightroom is very powerful, if you take advantage of the ...
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Can digiKam find images without face tags?

Digikam has an SQLite database. I am not an SQL expert, but such databases allow for powerful search operations. While I do not have a direct answer, I am hoping the following avenues of research ...
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Photo management software that does not store information in its own library file

All modern and mature photo management programs stores information in their own library files. And this is not bad, because after indexing your terabytes of photos you can quickly find the right ...
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How do you manage your less-than-perfect photos?

I solve this problem with photo management software. There's many options from cheap/free & simple ones like Picasa, iPhoto, ACDSee, etc up to the more advanced like Lightroom and Aperture (this ...
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Software to manage imports under Linux in addition to Corel After Shot

First off, let me start by saying you're not going to like the answer very much... In terms of commercial software, all you really have available is AfterShot. It does do tagging and organizing ...
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Is there software to integrate photos stored in different cloud solutions with my local collection?

In my experience, Lightroom comes closest to this ideal. It is not exactly the use case you mention, as the different services all have different capabilities and different methods. Lightroom allows ...
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Online gallery software that has good integration with lightroom 6

Is there something that Lr's existing web publishing module can't handle? It's kinda basic, and you'd have to work out access control via your chosen web construction software, but it just works. ...
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How do I find RAW+JPEG files in Lightroom?

The question asks for a way to find RAW+JPEGs in Lightroom, but I couldn't find a way. So I had to settle for a script, in Ruby. This finds files that exist in multiple formats. That is, files with ...
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Is there a photo service that allows to upload preserving folder structure

Microsoft OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) is a cloud service that should suit your needs. If you are a Windows user, you can have it integrated to the Windows Explorer and use this program as an ...
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Is there a photo management software with scripting? (besides Lightroom)

darktable has both a CLI and Lua scripting.
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What can Hasselblad Phocus do with JPEGs?

From the manual, page 10: Phocus primarily fully supports Hasselblad 3FR and 3F files with more limited support for other format files. This is true for most RAW converters. Some do try to ...
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Is there a way to determine if two photos are identical, ignoring relative differences in image sizes?

I am going to steal @osullic comment. If so, I have used VisiPics (on Windows) to do what you want. I have tested it a bit and it is doing a decent job. It is a really small application for ...
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What open and free software to use to manage large collection of photos?

Ok, this may not be the answer you're looking for, but my advice would be to use standard tools that come with the operating system. For example, MS-DOS was released about 40 years ago and supported ...
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Workflow to find original images in library

Partial answer as well, but perhaps helpful. Now I understand your current issue as: you have multiple downscaled versions of an image, but cannot find the original image anymore. Software that can ...
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Photo Management for multiple Apple Computers

I do this today, but more old school style: I use Lightroom, but all my images, and the Lightroom Catalog, are stored on a portable hard drive. I simply connect the drive when I want to work on ...
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What do the buttons do in digikam's face recognition UI?

This answer refers to digiKam 7.3.0 (the behaviour may have been different in the past). All the buttons have tooltips which give some insight on what they are doing. Note, however, that the minus-...
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Cross-Platform Photo Management Workflow - from Smart-Phone/PC to Storage to Print

I recently looked into this problem (Jan 2016) and the best solution I found was Flickr. They have 1TB storage free and offer the Flickr Uploader tool for MacOS and Windows. The Uploader can run and ...
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Is there a software tool to detect and delete image derivatives?

Without a person doing a visual presorting or prebinning of similar files together to start with, what you are asking for is an incredibly computationally intensive process. If you are not adverse to ...
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Standards or widespread guidelines for updating of Exif or other metadata when modifying photos or other images?

Broad answer is to use Metadata Working Group guidelines (PDF). Specifically, yes, the metadata should include the new image size, as well as the Modification Date/Time.
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