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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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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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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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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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Lightroom having problems importing old PSD files

It's probably a layered psd file without the composite (flattened version) embedded, which LR cannot use. If you open the file in Photoshop and resave it with "maximize compatibility" ...
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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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digiKam cannot find photos after upgrading to a larger hard drive [Linux] [Ubuntu 22.04]

I found an old mail thread from 2011 and some bugs (267131, 456749) that discuss a similar issue. It also seemed to suggest how the digiKam database could be updated to fix the issue. It seems that, ...
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Can software auto-detect image focus?

I've just come across this (now almost) 9 year-old question. There is some good information in these answers, but many are quite old now, and none really answer the OP's original question: Can ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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is there photo management software that includes tagging and fuzzy dates?

Digikam, Photools iMatch, Adobe Lightroom will all import your photos into their catalogue, without moving them. These are just some of the available programs, look for photo management software that ...
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How to make digiKam use previews from darktable?

After giving it more thought I came up with the following integration idea, which extends the concept of sidecar files and is portable regardless asset type: digiKam displays preview from a sidecar ...
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Which photo managers feature publish services similar to Lightroom?

Then there is this software, http://abemeda.com/ it’s windows so I can’t vouch for it but it has some symbiotic connection to NeoFinder
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Which photo managers feature publish services similar to Lightroom?

I'm not sure if this software has what you need, but I've been using Neofinder [https://www.neofinder.de]now for a couple of years and have found it capable of handling all my DAM tasks. However it ...
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Is there a photo service that allows to upload preserving folder structure

I’ve written a simple free and open source multi-platform desktop app that does exactly that: http://jiotty-photos-uploader.yudichev.net/. It’s been used quite a lot by now and is considered stable. ...
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Is there a photo service that allows to upload preserving folder structure

Flickr has an API which allows people to write their own uploaders, and which supports creating photosets (which I think is an alias for albums). There are at least some tools around which use it: see ...
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What's the easiest way to get photos from multiple people per day?

I use pcloud as cloud storage and one feature they offer is so called "File requests", which is exactly the feature you're describing: Easily receive files from anyone directly to your ...
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Should I tag, sort in folders, or rename my images for organizing them?

There's no one right answer to this question. What do you want to do with the photos? What is your reason for wanting to sort or tag them? The answers to those questions might help guide your decision ...
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How do I find RAW+JPEG files in Lightroom?

Probably you should change the Windows Control Panel at Folder Options, at the View tab there, to UNCHECK the option to HIDE EXTENSIONS. Then the file name you see will include the .JPG or the raw ...
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How do I find RAW+JPEG files in Lightroom?

In the Library view/Grid, Lightroom will by default sort your images by date taken timestamp. If you ask Lightroom to show both JPEG and RAW (Preferences>General> Treat JPEG files next to raw files as ...
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Is Lightroom 6 the tool for me?

No I do not think Lightroom is the tool for you. Or rather, is too much tool for you. You want the ability to index and tag images, add GPS tracks, and basically view images non-destructively. ...
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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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